Artists and potters fired up for Art in the Garden

Susan Howell
Artists and potters fired up for Art in the Garden

With back garden art in the foreground, seated in the Waltons’ backyard are John Singleton (still left), Ray Walton and Pauline Walton. Image / Paul Brooks

By Paul Brooks and Pat Townsend
It can be on once more: the once-a-year Artwork in the Back garden with Whanganui Potters and added art by River City Artists.
It is a festive weekend supporting and selling the perform of neighborhood potters and artists.
Whanganui Potters Studio will have their fundraising raku firings in which you can glaze a piece of bisque fired pottery. Club members will display pottery tactics these types of as wheel throwing and slab making. There will be a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and refreshments. Admission is totally free. No dogs permitted.

Artwork in the Backyard experienced its initiation 12 a long time ago following a team of potters visited Otaki Potters Art Display and community potter Lou Lilly reported, “We can do this.”
The very first Whanganui Art in the Backyard was in 2011, in Lesley and Vince Keat’s massive yard, with a backdrop vista of rolling countryside. It was held there for the future seven yrs.
Initially, there was a sub-committee of 6 potters who organised the function and inspired other customers to help.

In 2018 and 2019, Artwork in the Backyard garden was moved to Frances Taylor’s residence at Papaiti: A wonderful manicured yard which rambled by indigenous bush to her nursery by the Whanganui River.
In 2020, the function was relocated to Kath Barrett’s home of wonderful trees. This will be the 3rd event Artwork in the Garden has been held there, at 38 Paul’s Road, Whanganui.
The thought was to invite other crafts individuals to take part and this has proved to be pretty thriving. Back garden home furnishings, steel artwork, plants and any craft that can tolerate differing temperature disorders was welcome.

The celebration has developed, with a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, early morning and afternoon teas, pottery and other craft demonstrations. Raku has usually been a well known attraction.
Contributors are invited to carry their pieces on the Friday prior to the celebration, to the location, established them up and depart them. Every single piece is labelled (temperature proofed), with variety, ID, and cost.

Very last year and yet again this yr River Metropolis Artists participated and their paintings are displayed in the barn out of the weather conditions. It truly is just referred to as Art in the Barn.
Some of the potters, like John Singleton (Singo) create two-dimensional art as effectively, so they will have art exhibited in the barn as perfectly as in the garden.
“We have a male who makes backyard garden home furniture out of driftwood and previous branches that however have the lichen on them,” says John. He claims the furniture seems to be rustic the minute it is installed in the garden.

The Details
What: Art in the Backyard
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 9am to 4pm every single day.
Where by: 38 Pauls Rd, Whanganui East.

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