This year the Wellington Potters' Association celebrates
its 60th Ceramicus exhibition.
Wellington Potters' Association and Ceramicus is run by
volunteers. The generosity of our award sponsors means there are
awesome awards to win and funding from Creative New Zealand has
helped secure the venue. Now we need publicity to get the
exhibition across the finishing line.
If half of our crowd donate the price of a cup of coffee we can
cover the publicity costs.
Your backing means we can run a publicity campaign that will
bring people together to celebrate 60 years of ceramic arts in the
Wellington region. Your contribution will go towards funding ads,
banners, flyers our volunteers will distribute as well as the
catalogue and poster printing and distribution site costs supplied
by Phantom Billstickers.
Donate now and/or spread the word!
1. Forward the link to this boosted campaign or
2. Forward the link to our Ceramicus event on Facebook
3. Copy and email event details provided below to people so they
can come celebrate clay and creativity with us.
It's not all about money - it's about engaging the local
community with the varied craft of ceramics.
Celebrate clay and creativity!
For the third time the exhibition takes place in conjunction
with Splash, the national exhibition of Watercolour New Zealand. It
is a unique chance to witness a feast of clay and creativity.
Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have the opportunity
to view and purchase the finest pieces of ceramic art in the region
and learn more about its rich artisan scene. Visitors can vote for
their favourite piece to win the People's Choice Award, while also
enjoying the painting-filled walls.
A range of prestigious awards in clay will be announced on
opening night, including the Premier Acquisition Award from
Wellington Museum, where the winning piece becomes part of the
permanent collection at Wellington Museum. The winning works will
be on display throughout the exhibition; recognising excellence
across a variety of techniques and expertise.
Wellington Potters' Association has an auspicious membership,
past and present, where many leading New Zealand potters and
ceramicists have developed and refined their craft.
This year's guest artist and selector for Ceramicus is poet and
ceramic artist Sam Duckor-Jones of Featherston. Sam will showcase
his pieces alongside new works by members of the association.
Within the pottery scene in Wellington and New Zealand Sam is
mostly known for his unique approach to working with the wondrous
possibilities that clay offers. He describes his process as
"Clay is a wonderful medium and friend. Perhaps because
before becoming a new sculpture, clay passes through a number of
familiar conditions: cold mud, deliciously messy, full of promise,
but without patience - heartbreaking; soon (depending on the
weather), fragile as eggshell and capable of generating dangerous
dusts; later - hot, glowing orange or yellow and prone to
exploding; and finally, strong, permanent, and definite."
This is an event not to be missed, for more information
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