Canberra Potters’ Society
|State:||Australian Capital Territory|
|Membership Fee:||$65 per annum|
The society is a not-for-profit community organisation and is managed by a volunteer Board, a Director, two Workshop Managers assisted by an enrolments officer, and the WAC Program Manager.
The society’s objectives are to promote excellence and innovation in ceramics, foster appreciation of handcrafted ceramics in the broader community and encourage the professional development of its members.
The Society is an ACT Government Key Arts Organisation. As such it receives some funding from the ACT Government and manages Watson Arts Centre, an ACT Government arts facility, located in Aspinall Street, Watson, only 5kms from the Canberra CBD.
The premises include a large teaching workshop, smaller teaching workshop, members-only workshop, spacious gallery, retail shop for the work of a selected group of members, library, administration areas, kiln room, glazing room and clay storage. There are five individual studios for rent to ceramic artists plus a further studio and accommodation for an artist-in-residence program.
Membership of the society is open to anyone with an interest in pottery. Benefits include a monthly newsletter, use of wheels and equipment at drop-in sessions and in the members-only workshop, a firing service, kiln hire, discounts on classes and discounts at some pottery supply retail outlets. There is an extensive library for the use of members.
CPS membership encompasses a wide range of abilities, ages and interests with members ranging from raw beginners to full-time professional potters.
Annual membership fees from 1/6/16 (including GST) are:
Concession or full-time student $55.00
Seniors (single) $55.00
Seniors (family) $70.00
Several Exhibitions are organized throughout each year. See their website for full details.
Workshops are held throughout the year by professional potters. An extensive program of day and evening classes is run for adults, and after-school, Saturday and school holiday classes for children. Special interest classes, e.g. glazes, kiln firing, sculpture, are also offered. Discounts are offered to members.
For further details email; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6241 7800.
Their regular tutors include;
Cathy Franzi, Chris Harford and Maryke Henderson.
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Phone Number: (02) 6241 7800 (class & membership) (02) 6241 1670 (general enquiries)
Watson Arts Centre,
1 Aspinall Street,
Watson ACT 2602
PO Box 7021,
Watson ACT 2602