PIT FIRING: Artist wares’ on display after coming out of firing in the ground fire pit.
PIT FIRING: Artist wares’ on display after coming out of firing in the ground fire pit. Contributed

Firehouse Potters hold firing weekend

THE Firehouse Potters group held its annual winter pit and raku firing event over the weekend of August 29 and 30.

The event was held at the Iron Ridge caravan park.

The residents were intrigued as potters filled a pre-dug pit with firewood and sawdust.

The fire was blazing by 11am, and the potters turned their attention to the raku firing.

They heated pre-glazed pots in a gas-fired portable kiln to a red-hot temperature, quickly removing the pots to a small reduction bin filled with combustible materials such as paper, sawdust and straw.

The potters returned to the venue the following weekend to discovered the treasures that were created by the magic of clay and fire.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries will hold a range of exciting and entertaining school holiday workshops at BRAG during September.

They include free Animation Utopia Workshops as part of Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing: From Book to Film, which are facilitated by ACMI educators.

Two other workshops, Keep Calm and Skate On, give participants a chance to create a skateboard deck or iPad wallet.

For information, contact the gallery on 4130 4750 or visit the website, www.bundabergregional galleries.com.au.

Childers Arts Space has a Regional Canvas Wall, which is a dedicated space in the gallery showcasing artists who are working and living in the Bundaberg Regional Council area.

The gallery is looking for expressions of interest for 2016, and any interested artists can contact the gallery on 4130 4876.

The Gin Gin Art Group will hold plein air workshops on Saturday, September 26, at Gin Gin Creek, and on Sunday, September 27, at 10 Cameron Street, North Bundaberg. Both workshops will run from 9am until 3.30pm. Contact tutor Dale Leard on 0406 692 531.



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