It's been a place which has always generated a strong sense of community, it's always had shared lunches, barbecues and pot luck meals, always had gatherings around fires and kilns. There have been plenty of dogs and children wandering around and I remember the excitement caused by an exploding cabbage and a UFO sighting. No, not random, rather planned mayhem.
During the annual exhibition which was being held at Mairangi Arts Centre during October, there was a special small display of pots owned by ASP and held by the Auckland Museum. It was a rare opportunity to see these 30 pieces on display alongside an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by current ASP members.
There was also a video playing in the main galleries with a selection of videos and photographs of events and people associated with ASP.
Here's a selection of photographs from the show:
|Margaret Milne 1971|
|Bronwynne Cornish 1992|
|Warren Tippett 1983|
|Christine Thacker 1987|
And the 2011 Show:
|Bowl and candle holders by Sarah Guppy|
|Merit Award winner: Brendan Adams with Perfume Bottles|
|Premier Winner: Jo Ann Raill with Beehives in Paris|
|Merit Winner: Chuck Joseph|
|Co-Selector: Lex Dawson|
|Diploma Graduate: Susan St Lawrence|
|Jin Ling Zhang|
|Double Merit Award Winner: Julie Collis|
|Diploma Graduate: Jacgui Brown|
|St Ives Folk Club playing at Corellis Cafe, Devonport, since renamed The Porcelains|