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Creativity shines through

Posted: 10am 09 Oct 2020

Stunning hand-built and wheel-thrown creations are on display at the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre as part of the Redcliffe Pottery Group’s sixth Clay on Display exhibition.

Vice president Cristina Austin says this year’s exhibition includes an `Isolation Creation’ category, capturing the creativity of members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renewed popularity

Cristina says there has been a resurgence in interest in pottery, partly driven by the rising popularity of keep-cups.

“It’s very trendy at the moment – you go to cafes and drink out of rustic cups and eat off rustic plates,” she says.

“Hand built and handmade are very popular. It’s that connection to something handmade, something personal.”

Lessons for beginners

Cristina says the group runs lessons for beginners, and has welcomed NDIS clients, as well as Australian Defence Force personnel dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

“It’s very therapeutic and tactile, very sensory.

“You’re touching it, making something with your hands.”

Tribute to Judith Simpkins

The exhibition also pays tribute to life member Judith Simpkins, who passed away three years ago, with a category named in her honour.

“She loved animals, so entries had to feature animals or be animal-related,” Cristina says.

Creations on display range from functional to whimsical and showcase the vast array of techniques used by members. Many pieces are for sale.

“You have your making and then your glazing, which makes or breaks the piece,” Cristina says.

Clay on Display is on until October 25.

The Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Downs St, Redcliffe, is open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm and 90 minutes before performances.

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