POTTERY AND CLAY SCULPTURE SECTION
WHAT WE DO
The Pottery and Clay Sculpture section volunteers are responsible for coordinating the pottery competitions and arranging the pottery and clay sculpture displays that take place as part of the Fine Arts display in the Tea Pavilion at the show each year.
Pottery is the ceramic act of making pottery wares, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.
Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape.
At the Stanthorpe Show, the pottery and clay sculpture competition and display includes the following categories:
2. Wheel thrown
4. Primitive fired
6. Primary school student - Year 4 & under
7. Primary school student - Years 5 & 6
8. High school student
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The most easily recognized form of sculpting is clay modeling, that is, the creation of a 3-dimensional piece of art typically using some type of clay: Plastilina (oil-based clay also known as plasteline, plasticium, plasticine), self-hardening (non-firing) clay, ceramic/pottery clay, wax or other polymer-based material.
Clay is highly versatile, extremely easy to work with, and the ideal modelling material for the beginner as well as the seasoned sculptor.
The awards available at the Stanthorpe Show includes the following:
Judge's choice (Open)
Judge's choice (13 - 18 yrs)
Glenys Fletcher Memorial prize (Youth)
Most outstanding exhibit.
People's choice award
Presentation of prizes: 6.30pm for 7pm Thursday 31 st January at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds Heritage Tea Pavilion.
POTTERY AND CLAY SCULPTURE SECTION AT THE STANTHORPE SHOW (SECTION K)
Select the button for the 2019 Pottery and Clay Sculpture schedule and entry form.
Thank you to all the sponsors of the Stanthorpe Show Pottery and Clay Sculpture section.
The MacPherson Family