02. Peter Pine Pottsville Potter
Wheel-thrown functional pottery, mid-fired with exciting colours.
I first commenced potting in Sydney in the early 1970s. I attended a school with Iris Galbraith and caught the bug. Steve Harrison was an early mentor, especially with kiln building. I taught pottery at Armidale TAFE in the 1970s and 80s and was a lecturer at Armidale CAE 1976-1980 teaching pottery. I was Co-tutor with Derek Smith and Charles Mackay in a kiln building course run by UNE. I was managing director of Moore Park Studio Gallery in Armidale with a group of artists and potters, and designed and built many kilns! I was an active member of Armidale Pottery Club, judged many pottery exhibitions including Gunnedah Show, Frost Over Barraba and the Currabubula Art Show. I later established a pottery studio in Moree in the 1990s. My early work was stoneware. I now produce wheel-thrown functional ware and fire to mid-fire to develop exciting colours. I also conduct wheel-throwing classes in small numbers (maximum of 4) catering for all levels of experience. I teach new potters to open out and draw up cylinders to form basic shapes on the wheel that will become the basis of items that they would like to create. Individual levels of experience are taken in to account, and I will help potters reach their goals! I show participants how to use pottery equipment required to create their masterpieces and help them become successful potters!