Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Crafter’s Way 169 – Bribie Potters

 This week’s Messenger column - Bribie Potters

Heather Rhode shell mobile

Pottery is one craft that never seems to go out of fashion. Is it because of its versatility and durability? Maybe it’s the fact that it can be both functional and arty. No matter what the reason people still want to learn the many facets of the craft. Luckily, if you want to learn Pottery you won’t have to travel far.

Heather Rhode pelicans

Experienced Pottery Teacher Heather Rohde is running a series of workshops at Bribie Island. Heather has an eclectic crafting background having dabbled in sewing, bush craft, crocheting, felting and textile art in addition to pottery. All these art forms combine together to create the pottery art that Heather is known for.

Heather Rhode Fuzzy Felters Group

No matter what level you are there is a Pottery course for you at the Bribie Potters at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive. There are groups on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9.00 am - 12.00, and a Monday night group from 7.00-9.30pm.
For the more experienced Potter, Heather will be holding a "Clay-Glazes & Firing' series of workshops commencing on Saturday 19th February, 9.00am-1.00pm for six weeks. Each week will cover a different topic with students taking home many interesting and usable pottery pieces.

Heather Rhode Matthew Flinders Art Comp 2010

Week 1: looking at clays – make test rings, grid plates & press moulded dishes.

Week 2: mix test glazes, and glazing test rings & grids

Week 3: learn firing. Make raku glazes & brt raku test pieces.

WEEK 4: plan glaze designs, wax test pieces.

WEEK 5: learn to dip, pour, wax & spray.

WEEK 6: Raku firing.

Heather Rhode pottery ducks

For more information on any of the courses ring Heather on 34087202 or 041 7202 814 or email

Images are courtesy of Heather Rohde.


Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh wonderful Trish! Thank you so much, Heather will love this. Have you got a hard copy I can give her by any chance?
Kiss Noises Linda

Trish Goodfield said...

I do have a copy of the Messenger for Heather. It is here at the shop.