Firehouse Potters secretary Mike Lean works on a piece on a potters’ wheel.
Firehouse Potters secretary Mike Lean works on a piece on a potters’ wheel.

Childers glazed in craft and skill

THE Firehouse Potters heated up Childers at the weekend with an open day at the Old Fire House.

Group secretary Mike Lean said plenty of people attended the Crush Festival event, with some people staying the entire day.

Guests also had the opportunity to try their hand at the creative work.

“We gave them a choice of pots to decorate and then we refired them.

“Hopefully some of the people will come back.”

Mr Lean said skills were not a prerequisite to joining the group, which has about 20 members.

“New people are always welcome. You don’t need to be experienced. Most people arrive as absolute beginners.”

Mr Lean said the group had been running for 26 years and it was not just about pottery.

“Not only is it a creative outlet, but it is a very good social thing where people can get out of the house and find a sympathetic ear and let out and speak about any of their problems,” he said.



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