Treefern Potters Annual Exhibition
Each year we hold our annual Treefern Potters sale and exhibition at Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre in the outer eastern suburb of Ferntree Gully in Melbourne.
We’ll let you know when we’re next exhibiting – probably around November or December this year and we invite you to pop in and say hello! Browse through our fine collection of artistic pieces, practical, functional, sculptural, all hand-made and unique. There’s functional ware for the kitchen, dining, for your garden, just for decoration and you may well even come across some gorgeous jewellery pieces too. Come and see our display of beautiful works of art, hand-made with love and a massive passion for clay by our group of Treefern Potters.
Other things we get up to…
You’ll find us regularly at Camberwell market on the 4th Sunday of each month. Come along and say Hi – you’ll find a great mix of talent and pottery for sale, sculpture and other goodies. Well worth a visit to purchase a unique piece of ceramics. Spoil yourself or a friend and purchase the perfect and unique gift.
Raku Firings 2016
Thanks to Knox Council Grants we were able to hold 4 fantastic Raku firings in 2016.
Raku Firing is a primitive form of firing clay. It is exciting, unpredictable and fun. The pottery item is glazed by either brushing, dipping or painting, then placed in the kiln, removed when the glaze has melted and the kiln is still red hot. After removal from the kiln, it is placed in a container full of combustibles, eg. leaves, sawdust, paper, etc. for reduction. After about half an hour the item is removed from the container and plunged into cold water to stop the reduction and rapidly cool. This affects the final results which look amazing and will vary with each piece.
We hope to hold further firings in the coming months where you too will be able to glaze your own pieces and watch your creations come to life. The items are ready to take home on the day. Spend the day learning about Raku Firing and the wonderful world of clay with the Treefern Potters. Morning tea provided- BYO lunch to share.
The Treefern Potters Raku Firing Project has been supported by a grant from the Knox Council Community Development Fund.
What others have said:
An interesting day, very enjoyable… the highlight was the naked raku. (Neal Stevens)
The naked raku is wonderful. A very good day, would do it again. (Marg Boyle)
The day – perfect. Well worth running the day. Group size was perfect and the results were great. (Meredith Merrall)
It’s the excitement of seeing stunningly beautiful works of art emerging from a fiery furnace. (Anne Watling)
The process of raku and firing was explained very well. I felt very safe during the firing, the day and location were great and I would recommend this event to others without hesitation. (Steve Burton)
Join us on the 2nd Sunday of every month
The Treefern Potters are in residence the 2nd Sunday of every month in collaboration with the Knox Environment Society.
Plus, we’re all about sharing our passion for clay with you, so will also be holding various workshops throughout the year which you are welcome to attend.