SECTION S - POTTERY AND CLAY SCUPTURE
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.
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.
PRIZE PRESENTATION NIGHT
DATE: Thursday 2 February 2023
TIME: 6.30pm for 7pm
LOCATION: Stanthorpe Showgrounds Tea Pavilion
Thank you to the sponsors of the Stanthorpe Show Pottery and Clay Sculpture section.
Don and Judy Lock - Lisa Golby