This is the third biennial selective pottery exhibition held by this group, and is described as "an eclectic selection of decorative and functional pottery from fifteen artists", and much of the pottery will also be for sale.
Atwell House is the home of the Melville Community Arts Association with which the South of the River Potters' Club is affiliated.
The Club brings together potters for social contact and the exchange of ideas and technical information. In the grounds of Atwell House. they have a work shed which houses their pottery equipment, as well as a kiln room with two electric kilns, a slab roller and wheels, and members of the club have full access to these.
The Potters' Club have a comprehensive library of pottery reference books for members to borrow and The Melville Arts Association has a gift shop at Atwell House which sells crafts produced by members.
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.
Pottery classes for beginners are given by one of the members in the Club facilities at Atwell House and include hand building, wheel work and glazing, and new members are always welcome.
Membership of the South of the River Potters' Club includes full membership of the Melville Community Arts Association with access to their facilities including the 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 and once a member, you have 24-hour access to the workroom and kiln room.
A moderate degree of competency in potting (not necessarily wheel work)
Ability to work independently on club equipment including kilns
An enthusiasm to join other potters regularly for a chat and for the exchange of ideas and techniques
To find out more about this, drop into Atwell House (cnr. North Lake Road and Canning Highway) on any Wednesday morning between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm where you will find Club members at work.
This year they will be conducting a series of mini competitions for members at their monthly meetings, each with a different theme. The aim of these competitions is to encourage members to bring their work to the meetings for others to enjoy and appreciate, and the theme of each competition should stimulate some creative energy.