PRESIDENT’S REPORT SEPTEMBER 2020
So,…. Even though we are still in Lock down, the Valley Potters’ Committee is keeping up to date with all the changing restrictions and adjusting our time line as we go. We are in our Zoom meeting, trying to keep that pottery ball rolling, and hopefully all the amazing things we had planned for this year can be transferred over to next year. So far our plans for a September AGM may have to be revised, and hopefully a November Exhibition may go on. Unfortunately we all have to be on short notice as we can’t predict how the Restrictions may ease in the near future. My advice to everyone is to keep looking at our Website, Newsletter and Facebook page so that you can be ready to participate when the madness settles and we can be together again. Also pot, pot, pot, pot, pot, draw, laugh, garden, walk, yoga, scream….anything to get you through!!
Stay safe everyone,
Juliet Widdows, President
I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these strange times.
At our recent committee meeting, due to the current ongoing COVID emergency it was decided to defer our AGM and planned upcoming exhibition at the Ladder Gallery.
Our AGM would have fallen during the 6 week Stage 4 restrictions and the exhibition although scheduled for October would most likely still be under some form of restrictions. Logistically the movement of people and pots would have been extremely difficult and in order to create a level playing field for members who wish to exhibit it was better to defer.
Karen, our Exhibitions Officer is working closely with the gallery to arrange new dates and we will give you plenty of notice of the new dates.
Members who have work at the Marysville exhibition please note that the gallery still remains closed and we will advise you once we know what it proposed there. At the moment it is proposed to hold our AGM in conjunction with our Christmas break up on Dec 13th. We will provide you with more details closer to the date.
We would have loved to provide our members with all our scheduled 2020 activities, however that was not possible, but be assured we have great things planned for next year, 2021.
Stay safe, stay well
Laura Windmill, Secretary Valley Potters
VALLEY POTTERS INC
TO PROVIDE A POINT OF CONTACT TO FELLOW POTTERS IN VICTORIA AUSTRALIA.
Our aim is to encourage and stimulate members to a higher standard of craftsmanship. To disseminate theoretical, practical and historical knowledge of potters and their endeavours.
The group formed in 1978 by Margaret Holloway as the Dandenong Ceramic Group. The name was changed in 1985 as new members were being attracted from a much wider area.
We are a non-profit organization of approximately 50+ members, situated in the eastern/south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and membership is drawn from the wider Victorian community.
We aim to hold two exhibitions per year, which all members are welcome to participate in, as well as workshops and social events. Members also receive a bi-monthly newsletter. The Acquisition collection of works is on display at Clayworks in Dandenong and is added to each year with a work selected by an independent judge from the group's annual exhibition.
"Wow thank you, and thanks to the Valley Potters for the opportunity to be a part of such a well organized event , congrats to all involved, organizers and fellow potters."
Debbie Weinmann, Enthralled - 2018
2018 "ENTHRALLED" Exhibition, Celebrating Valley Potters 40th
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