South of the River Potters Club
The South of the River Potters’ Club has had a great start to the new year with several new members joining our ranks and the new kiln proving to be most popular. This year we will continue our series of mini competitions for members at our monthly meetings, each with a different theme. The aim of these competitions is to encourage members to bring their work to our meetings for others to enjoy and appreciate and the theme of each competition should stimulate some creative energy. It’s amazing how much ingenuity and originality is lurking in other members’ potting sheds and we all learn so much from seeing what is being created there.
Community Arts Centre and Gallery
586 Canning Highway (Corner of North Lake Road)
Contact ph and email address for prospective members
9364 7984 (President) firstname.lastname@example.org (Secretary)
Cost$85 pa membership fee.
Membership of the South of the River Potters' club includes full membership of the Melville Community Arts Association with access to their facilities including a comprehensive arts library and exhibition facilities as well as reduced rates for their art classes. Membership also includes group membership of the Ceramics Arts Association of WA.
Wednesdays 10.00-1.00 informal work days with one formal monthly meeting.
Apart from the Wednesday meetings, the club regularly participates in community events such as the Craft and Quilt Show at the showgrounds, Rotary Fairs and visits to prominent Perth potters. A raku firing is an annual event. Regular in-house workshops are held with visiting potters and with members sharing their expertise.
Equipment available for members
Members have 24/7 access to the Club facilities which include a large workroom with wheels, extruders and glaze materials. A separate kiln room houses two electric kilns including a new kiln recently acquired via a Lotteries Commission grant. The Club also has a comprehensive library of pottery reference books.
Beginners classes are conducted by a Club member but new members are expected to have basic competence in pottery. Members participate in annual children's pottery classes conducted during the summer by the Melville Community Arts Association which are always stimulating and entertaining.