Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Reading across the internet

I have been neglectful of this blog and that is in part because I have been so distracted by the huge world of the Internet, I have been exploring Tumbler, Pinterest, Stumble upon,  blogs and facebook groups.  Are you aware of the wealth of information on Facebook pages such as Glaze and Recipe Sharing?  Anyone with a facebook account can join and read the endless conversation threads, find answers to all sorts of glazing questions and share their own knowledge.  Recently this group ran an online glaze course.  It was quite fascinating.

This is an enjoyable blog to wander through, the blogger is Canadian ceramicist Carole Epp.

And here are a couple of other good blogs to send you on your way:

For those wondering what Tumbler is, here is one with a cute name:

Don't forget to check in on Auckland Studio Potters facebook page as well.

Domesticware exhibition 2012

Friday 22nd June is the opening of ASP's first Domesticware exhibition to be held off the ASP premises.  We have hired the foyer of the Mt Eden Village Centre for a one week show.   We are curious to see how it will go, Mt Eden seems to be a great location for anything to do with the arts and hope to snare a new audience for contemporary ceramics -  in this case for high quality funcitional work.

The opening event is from 5-7pm and the show runs daily from around 9.30 until 5pm. The exhibition will be staffed by volunteers from the ASP.

Julie Collis is allocating the awards for the work.

Update:  the number of entries has far exceeded expectations and due to space constraints we are trialing having work in Reserve.  As some work will be taken by people on a Cash and Carry basis (unusual for an exhibition but needs must and all that) we will be able to replace some pieces as space becomes available.   We will see how this works.  Hopefully the award winning pieces will be able to remain on display for the duration of the show.

Signage designed for ASP by Mark Goody

Earthenware teapot by Suzy Dunser

Premier Winner: Earthquake proof teapots by Rick Rudd.

Robot jars by Jo Ann Raill

David Mason

Mike Donaldson

Merit winner  - Salt fired teapot by John Evans

Merit Winner - Porcelain beakers by Jill Duncalf

Nadine Spalter

Merit Winner: Vessels by Barbara Skelton

Todd Douglas

Sgraffito plates by Helen Perrett
Tea bowl and coffee mugs by Margaret Sumich
Teaset by Margaret Bray
Bowl by Peter Lange
Bowls by Simon Leong

Special Merit Award to Annie McIver for this Chicken  teapot

Chester Nealie

Andrew Van der Putten

Salt fired jug by Peter Lange

Woodfired shino bowls and platter by Elena Renker

Marilyn Wheeler

Brendan Adams

Salt fired teapots by Chris Southern

Porcelain by Kim Rochester

Porcelain by Rachel Carter

Porcelain by Charade Honey

Porcelain by Sophie Lankovsky

Soda fired pourers by Duncan Shearer

Earthenware bowl by Sarah Guppy

Carbon trapped shino plate by Petra Molloy

Platter by Bec Plowman

Merit Award winner:  John Evans

Todd Douglas

Salt fired vases and jug by Mark Goody

Salt fired set by Yuko Takahashi

Selector Julie Collis with Brendan Adams

ASP President Peter Lange with selector Julie Collis

Peter Collis with Jo Raill

Kim Rochester and Rachel Carter

Peter Stichbury and Chester Nealie

Kirsty Senior and Suzy Dunser

Clock by Marcellan

Teaset by Theresa Watson