Warwick Potters Sue Whitton, Janis Sabur, Jan Maher, Cris Hughes, Quita Haymer and Raye Batham are busily preparing 300 soup bowls for the Potters Soup Bowl Night as part of Jumpers and Jazz festivities in July.
Warwick Potters Sue Whitton, Janis Sabur, Jan Maher, Cris Hughes, Quita Haymer and Raye Batham are busily preparing 300 soup bowls for the Potters Soup Bowl Night as part of Jumpers and Jazz festivities in July. Jayden Brown

Warwick Potters prep for popular soup night

HOT soup, handcrafted bowls and jazz music – it’s the epitome of Jumpers and Jazz in July.

For the hardworking Warwick Potters, preparing for the Hot Soup Bowl Night is a labour of love.

This year the crafty potters are taking their event to a whole new level and their production line of soup bowls says it all.

More than 300 soup bowls have been carefully crafted and glazed for the July event.

But it’s the tiny intricate detailed art work on the bowls that catches the eye.

Pottery newcomer Quita Haymer is the lady behind most of the soup bowl art.

At 86 years young Quita decided to take up pottery, and she’s adding an individual twist to the soup bowl night.

“They (the Potters) have invited me here to paint the pots,” she said.

“Each one is handpainted.”

Quita paints six bowls a day, each one taking about an hour to complete.

The Oak Tree resident said she’s enjoying learning the new skill of pottery.

“I had a ceramics studio and I’ve been a professional artist,” she said.

“Pottery is a new skill for me.

“I’m enjoying the ability to create again.”

Soup night coordinator Raye Batham is thrilled to have Quita on board painting the bowls.

She said the event was a unique part of Jumpers and Jazz festivities.

“For $12 you can choose your bowl to take home and fill it with complementary soup,” she said.

“We have quite a variety of soups available on the night, all made with local produce.”

The Warwick Potters are also accepting donations of pumpkins and leeks for the soups ahead of the event.

The Warwick Potters Hot Soup Bowl Night will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 6m until 8pm.

There is no bookings, just arrive and pay on night.

Phone Raye on 0402307 637 for more information.



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