I have been taking “pottery lessons” for about a year now and I am loving it. The week of bonsai held in Canberra at the NBPCA is an annual event and it is fantastic value for all bonsai enthusiasts. This year there were two international artists from Germany and I thought it would be nice to give each of them a small pot made in Goulburn from Goulburn clay.
The artists, Heike van Gunst and Sandra Grilca were here to demonstrate, conduct workshops and to be the headliners at “Bonsai After Hours, Women in Bonsai” which was on Friday 29 March 2019.
The red clay was used in Goulburn for brick making for about 50 years and if you drive around Goulburn you will see many dwellings and buildings constructed from bricks made from this clay. The other is also a clay from Goulburn that was also used for making bricks but to a lesser extent that the red coloured clay.. The pots were made by my teacher, Viveann Mennega and given to the visiting artists during the workshop that I attended. The pots were designed with a traditional Australian flavor. The pots were fired to about 1240 deg C and glazed with a clear gloss so they are frost proof.