Callie McLean

Callie McLean

After making clay finger puppets at after school care as a child, I was hooked and for 33 years I've been using clay for my sanity. I started my studies at Canberra Potters Society back in 1989 and got my first wheel in 1990. In 2008 I completed a visual arts degree...

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Masae Iwagishi

Masae Iwagishi

I stepped into TAFE Ceramic course in 1990 with a friend of mine. That was the beginning of my journey of pottery. In the class, it wasn't as free as we are now, but there were various assignments, grade marks were attached, and grade reports were sent every term. I...

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Cate Mahoney

Cate Mahoney

I joined the Potter’s Club over 20 years ago so I could use the glass kilns after doing a glass slumping/lampwork course run by Judith Bohm-Parr. A few years ago, I attended classes run by Yuki which led me to the open day at CPC where I became a member once again....

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Alicia Sue See

Alicia Sue See

I grew up watching my dad on the pottery wheel so I have always been interested in ceramics. The fact that he built his own kiln is way cooler to me now than when I was 6 and just thought it was a good hiding spot for hide and seek (eeeek). Like my dad did in the...

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Edmund Loo

Edmund Loo

I have recently moved from Sydney to Cairns. I graduated from the National Art School, Sydney in 1997 where I studied Ceramics. Due to work and family commitments, I had little time to work on my ceramic projects until I stopped work four years ago. I then did a TAFE...

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Samallie Kasirye

Samallie Kasirye

Dad was very strict and meticulous! While he employed other potters to work for him, most of them never lasted due to his perfectionist nature. Of all the children, I am the only one who persevered and continues to make hand made pottery combining traditional and...

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Carole Lomax

Carole Lomax

Working with clay is something that seems to get a hold of some people, the process of building or creating form,the magic of the wheel and the alchemy of fire and the earth’s materials.I decided to take a course in ceramics after I had read an article on Thancoupie....

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Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley

I joined the Cairns Potters Club after attending the open weekend in August, 2018.On the Sunday there was a Raku firing. I purchased a piece that had been biscuit fired then glazed it. What emerged from the kiln was pure magic, I was hooked. I make both functional and...

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Lone White

Lone White

I have played with clay and glazes since 1978 and during most of that time I have lived in Cairns. A lot of my ceramic artworks have been inspired by my surrounds - the reef and rainforest. Frequent travels throughout the Middle East, South-East Asia, Japan, China,...

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Tom Britton

Tom Britton

Tom Britton I learnt to make beautiful pottery art at TAFE Cairns. After a few years I joined the Cairns Potters Club and started to expand my horizons. My favourite forms are cats. Each cat is different and has its own character. I also making mugs and other forms,...

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