The Parkes Potters Group could not be happier at the start of 2022 with the arrival of new equipment.
The group obtained funds from last year’s Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grants Program, and were able to buy a new kiln, shelving, props and banding wheel along with other essential tools.
“This will enhance our ability to coach and assist in the mentoring, teaching, exploration and development of new skills both in the production of clay sculptural pieces and pottery,” said Bev Rowe, assistant secretary.
“It will also enable the Potters Group to extend their education and mentoring services to our new members through conducting in-house learning days. These learning days involve mentoring and instruction with the provision and the use of essential equipment, tools and supplies in an effort to keep costs affordable for participants. It also helps to stimulate community cultural activity in meeting the needs of our local residents and the ongoing continuation of our organisation in the Parkes Shire.”
“We would like to extend a big thank you to Parkes Shire Council for the grant.”
The Parkes Potters Group has been active for 50 years with a reputation for the production of unique art pieces.
The Parkes Potters will be celebrating their half century with an exhibition in the Coventry Room at the Parkes Library from 4th to 19th March.