All approvals are finalised
so that Moonambel now has
a community ceramic centre.
The facility now comprises
a large LPG kiln and associated kiln furniture,
a kick pottery wheel,
a wood fired Raku kiln
a workbench, a storage rack and a sturdy lockable cupboard.
A pottery workshop will be held at the Centre on Sunday, June 3 from 10.00 am till about 3.00 pm leading up to the official opening Sunday, June 17, with an all-day firing of both
the wood fired Raku kiln and the gas-fired kiln.A fee of $10.00 per participant will apply to cover materials for two pots.
There will be an additional firing fee for pots to be fired in the gas kiln.
To obtain a workshop entry form, contact
Adrian van den Bergen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the poster
for our official opening...
While the newly constructed kiln
needed a few adjustments to fie correctly,
everyone appreciated the experience
and the skills learnt.
A donated large gas fired kiln
has now been placed on site
and the structure is nearing completion.
We await Council approval and plumbing of the new kiln
to complete the centre.
In future, it is planned to have
two Raku firings in the winter of each year,
one for the school
and one for the general community.
The Moonambel Community Ceramic Centre
was made possible by funding from
FRRR and Pyrenees Shire,
the inspiration and skills of
Adrian van den Bergen
and the support of the
Moonambel Primary School Council
in conjunction with MAHG.
What an amazing bunch of people
to be so creative in their first attempt
at mosaic work.
Many thanks Sanne for your time and generosity
and Gwynn, Helen, Jeanette, Jenny, Jocelyn, Kay and Trish
Moonambel Arts and History Group and
The Moonambel Primary School Council
The Moonambel Community 2017 Raku Happening
Moonambel Primary School Room
Moonambel Primary Arts Shed
Saturday, May 27, 2017.
10.00am – 4pm
Moonambel Community Ceramic Centre
Moonambel PS grounds
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Entry forms available from Adrian van den Bergen (address below)
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
There are no workshop, firing or materials fees.
Entries close Friday, May 18 with Adrian van den Bergen, 87 McAdams Lane, Moonambel, 3478. email@example.com, 0409 944 757.
Numbers are strictly limited on a first come, first in basis
Each participant will make, decorate, fire and glaze
two small or one medium size pot
BYO food and drinks. BBQ to Finish
Adult participants must attend pot building on
Saturday, May 27
starting at 10.00 am sharp and finishing at 4 pm.
Pots must be finished by 4.00pm, so please do not be late.
No late pots can be accepted.
Participation in the kiln building, kiln stacking and stoking, unloading, glazing and many other activities on the day is encouraged.
No participant to consume alcohol
All persons under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Instructions from the Raku Leader and other organisers must be strictly adhered to for safety reasons
A great day was had by all who participated in the charcoal workshop.
The group was expertly guided along by Deborah Wood, a very experienced artist, who has both exhibited and taught art for many years as well as possessing a PHD in fine art.
Deb explained in simple steps how to use the wonderfully black charcoal and the eraser to achieve great results. An abstract exercise to explore creating the illusion of shape with light and shade moved on to a still life.
We are thrilled to be holding our next workshop being presented by local artist Deborah Wood.
Deb has exhibited in many places and has a primary/secondary school background to enhance her ability to successfully run workshops.
She has exhibited in our local shows. Check out this blog to see her wonderful kangaroo charcoal creation in our 'Core of My Art' exhibition in October 2013.
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Our website was created December 2012. The History page lists activities from 2003 to 2012.
We will keep you informed as these projects develop and of any new projects which arise...