Supporting the show were contributions from other artists in the area, vendor stalls and a have-a-go section, where anyone could build a clay piece to add to our community mural or decorate a bisqued piece and then fire it in the raku kiln. The raku kiln firing was to eventually develop into the most popular have-a-go activity, with children and adults waiting with anticipation for the newly fired pieces to emerge from the sawdust dustbin. The rain slowly abated and soon the hall began to fill with bemused members of the public. At first it was just have-a-look time but after admiring the works on display, it wasn't long before the have-a-go stalls began to fill with eager would-be artists.
Now getting professional potters and artists to donate a day of their precious weekend to come along and demonstrate their skill would at first seem a pretty difficult task. But despite the gloomy forecast, true to their word the cars arrived, stacked high with pots, wheels, clay and all. A special thanks goes out to Karen Kennedy, Linda Harris, Jim Ellis, Peter Selywn and John Green whose skill with clay is only eclipsed by their ability to enthrall an audience with their magic ability to convert a drab lump of mud into a visual masterpiece before your very eyes.
Enquiries 8174018 Opening night Friday 13th of november from 7pm onward - guest selector Lex Dawson. Titirangi Potters Inc, located underneath the Titirangi Community House has it's monthly Open Studio (except in December, when it's the second sunday) to coincide with the Rudolph Steiner School Fund Raiser, Titirangi Market. This is the golden opportunity for any members to come to the studio, display their works and spend some time potting while giving the public the chance to see pottery in action. 14 and 15 November 2009, 10 am to 4 pm. Annual Pottery Exhibition at the French Bay Yacht Club, Otitori Bay, Titirangi. Enquiries 817 4018. Monthly Open Studio to coincide with the Titirangi Market. In December the open studio will be the second sunday of the month.