Sunday, June 16, 2013

Keanes Open Day at Brookvale Ceramics Department
Drove up to Brookvale Tafe Ceramics Department on Saturday to attend the Keanes Ceramic open day.
Brookvale is a Northern suburb of Sydney about an hours drive from where I live [ i live on the southside of Sydney] Nice drive up traffic not so bad.

Keanes Ceramics has been organising this event for the last 3 years. The presenters this year were Merran Esson- Hand building, Cameron Williams large wheel throwing, Malcom Greenwood- working with porcelain, Bruce WcWhinny- tradition japanese throwing methods and Sue Buckle-  hand building.
Keanes is a clay supplier located on the central coast so they had clay and pottery supplies for sale.
It was a great day learnt a few things and brought lots of goodies to add to the endless supplies of tools . As i say you can never have too many tools.
 Bruce McWhinny Bowl very simple Slip applied then brushed with a brush made from grass, reeds or straw from a straw broom. He then will glaze in the traditional oribe way.

Cameron William demonstration throwing big pots the clay he was throwing was about 10 kg he had it centred in about 1minute. Cameron has been presenting at these events for years and is very popular with the audience it is usually standing room only.
That is it from me this week so why not pop over to Mud Colony and see what everyone else is up to.


  1. I didn't make it there this year, I would have liked to have seen Malcolm Greenwood...

  2. Too far away for me but I recently bought some underglazes from them. Oh and a tiny extruder!