Due to the ongoing bushfire emergency which has impacted on so many people, including potters, in Australia over the past few weeks and months, we have decided to defer the planned Claymakers Expo until May 29th 2020 to give every one a chance to regroup. It has been such a difficult time for so many of you either directly, or indirectly as you support relatives and friends, so we just felt it was not the time to be asking potters for additional work for this event. A few months will hopefully see the end of this horrendous fire season – and whilst the scars will be deep..
Announcing the new “Claymakers Expo” Sydney
21 to 23 February 2020
An exciting new event to put into your diary for Sydney for the ceramics calendar,that Living Clay has been quietly planning for a long time. The inaugural “Claymakers Expo” will be held in Sydney in conjunction with the Coal Loader Artisans Market, in the atmospheric and historic, sandstone lined tunnels below the Sustainability Centre. It opens on Friday 21st February and incorporates the regular, quarterly Coal Loader Market on Sunday 23rd February.
The expo will feature 25 leading cer..
We had a wonderful response to our winter competition this year both from our market attendees and our new Facebook followers. It is the first time we have extended our quarterly season competition to Social Media but it definitely won't be the last, so watch this space.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day at Coal Loader Market again last Sunday, the sun was shining and for most of the day just a gentle breeze blowing (a bit unusual for Coal Loader!!). Vanessa from the host venue team drew the ticket for us to announce the lucky winner of the hand turned, 2 litre c..
Great News !! Gillian Napper of North Sydney is the lucky winner of our Autumn competition for the gorgeous white ice porcelain bowls "Lost in a Moment" by Dawn Tang from Victoria, drawn yesterday (26/05/19) at the Coal Loader Market in Waverton. Gillian was absolutely thrilled with her win and dashed up to our stall almost immediately to collect her prize. She told me she had just the place to display them at home. Here is a picture of her yesterday as she collected her beautiful pots. Its really nice to see them go to a ..
Well, after a very busy three months of re-organising our schedule and our inventory we have finally managed to launch our Autumn 2019 Competition. Why don't you have a go at trying to win this pair of stunning porcelain bowls by Dawn Tang by simply completing a registration form on our website or by filling in an entry form at our stand at any of the markets we will be visiting between now and the 31st May.
This is the third competition we have run offering a beautiful ceramic piece to the lucky winner. We are launching this tomorrow..
Back to Basics
We have been very quiet for the last 3 months as we took some time out during the traditionally quiet time of year, to think long and hard about how best to achieve our objectives and how best to move forward from here.
We have pounded the pavements of so many markets over the past 2 years, and whilst this has provided us with an opportunity to meet so many of you, I am not entirely convinced that it has helped us to achieve what we set out to do. It has taken away our focus from our original mission - which was, and still is,..
There is something truly magical about having a piece that is not only handmade, but one-of-a-kind, in your home. Knowing that you are the only person who owns that piece and that it’s different and unique to anything else out there.
This is what attracts so many of our customers to purchase their pottery from us. We source our pottery from studio potters all over Australia who have put love and care into their work to produce not only art, but something that also serves a purpose. Whether you choose a vase, a pot, a candleholder, a jug or any of our other cookware, homeware and kitchenware..
Wow what a start to 2017. We have chosen a tricky time to start our weekly markets, Murphys law has prevailed yet again for me. It topped 39 degrees by 12 noon at Orange Grove (Lillyfield) on Saturday, when quite a number of the traders decided to call it a day we followed, very quickly, The customers had long gone, heading home to their air conditioning and pools or the beach!! hopefully we have seen the last of these extraordinarily high temperatures in Sydney for now. It's really hard to work. I feel for the potters working in their studios with their kilns go..