The 2018 Wide Bay-Burnett Potters Association’s annual convention was held in Bundaberg over the weekend of 13–14 October. Approximately 80 members and non-members from South East Queensland gathered to share food and friendship, new and old pottery techniques, and their personal pottery experiences. Members range from production potters to hobby potters to beginner potters. Tutors demonstrating over the weekend included Valerie Willy, whose whimsical sculptures are built in special Raku clay and finished with Raku glazes and firing; Stephanie Outridgefield, who demonstrated hand building of functional and sculptural ware and porcelain jewellery; and Robert Natoli, well-known for his throwing ability, who demonstrated throwing terracotta, which has become very popular recently. The Barambah Pottery artists were invited to demonstrate their unique decorating skills. Kane Brunjes, our youngest decorator, wowed his audience with his demonstration, working on terracotta with his free-flowing contemporary style.
The WBBPA also hold pot ins and workshops at various venues throughout the year.