Bundaberg potters will have a place to relax with a coffee or dry out their wares with the new shade shelter in memory of late member Vicki Stuart.
Bundaberg Pottery Group secretary Janet Usher said Vicki was a valued member of the small organisation who not only excelled at the craft, but always gave time to share her skills and knowledge with others.
Janet said during the COVID-19 restrictions the quieter time gave Bundaberg Pottery Group a chance to erect the shade shelter and after Vicki’s passing earlier this year, it was only fitting to name the shelter after such a dedicated member.
“It’s Vicki’s Shade Shelter now,” Janet said.
“Vicki was a valued life member, who gave a lot to the group and she will definitely be missed.”
“She was skilled in all aspects of our craft and was happy to share her knowledge where needed.
“Hand building, wheel work and glazing, all these activities she excelled in. Winner of many show prizes. We will miss her.”
Janet said along with the new shade shelter, it was now full steam ahead for Bundaberg Pottery Group as classes have returned and new members are welcome.
“We have a few projects under way, including working on public art in the grounds,” Janet said.
“The kiln is firing away, we have classes started and new classes set to begin in a few weeks.”
Currently Bundaberg Pottery Group has 26 members and Janet said there was always room for more.
“We are open Thursday and Saturdays, and everyone is welcome to come down and have a look,” she said.
“We also have gallery where members sell their craft, and this is open to the public during these days.”
Bundaberg Pottery Group is located between Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild and Bundaberg Art Society in the art complex at 95c Walker Street.
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