HELPING HAND: Stanthorpe Pottery Club member Davina Halloran with teacher Maryke Henderson.
HELPING HAND: Stanthorpe Pottery Club member Davina Halloran with teacher Maryke Henderson. Amy Kadel

Pottery club learns from expert

MEMBERS of the Stanthorpe Pottery Club were treated to a one-of-a-kind experience last weekend, when Canberra-based Pottery teacher Maryke Henderson visited.

Stanthorpe Pottery Club president Denise Harslett said the club members were all thrilled to learn from Ms Henderson.

"It means that we get new ideas and (to) branch out of our comfort zone and do different things,” Mrs Harslett said.

Ms Henderson said she was working with the members on a number of different techniques.

"The aim... it's about making altered throwing forms,” she said.

"So you throw a round form and you start doing a bit of cut and paste.”

They also worked on manipulating wet clay on the wheel.

Mrs Harlsett said they all expanded their skills.

"What we're doing is called altered forms, so we're starting off with something, like a straight cylinder, and turning it into something more artistic,” she said.

For more information, visit the Stanthorpe Pottery Club Facebook page or phone 4681 1878.

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