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Posted on Aug 15, 2015 in Events & Openings, Exhibitions, Galleries | 0 comments

Alfresco & Naked Flames Exhibitions at BACK TO BACK GALLERIES

21 August-6 September

Opening 6pm Fri 21 August 2015

Back to Back Galleries presents two new exhibitions featuring ceramic works by the members of Newcastle Studio Potters Inc.:

Alfresco – Unique ceramic art to enhance your outdoor living. On display will be plates and platters, mugs and jugs for alfresco entertaining. For the garden there are pots and planters, bird baths and animal forms to hide in the greenery as well as tiles and plaques to brighten the courtyard walls.

Naked Flames – The distinctive results of two ancient types of firings, pit and raku. The beautiful pots were fired at Singleton on the weekend of May 30, in either the long sawdust and hardwood filled pit, or in the two raku kilns that were fed by gas burners. Both firing methods were spectacular to watch and the pots are unique with the decoration depending upon the intensity of the naked flame and the materials that touched each piece. The first day concluded with the raku pots on display on log plinths and the potters sitting around a roaring camp fire enjoying wood fired pizza and good company. As the second day dawned the pit was uncovered, the ashes dusted aside and the second group of pots was revealed.

Bull Street Cooks Hill
www.newcastlepotters.org.au
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am-5pm

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