Newspaper Article 1988 – Potters to celebrate for spring

Potters to celebrate for spring

In association with floral art societies, St Aubyns Potters are featuring a display of containers suitable for floral arrangements at Vidals from Monday to Thursday next week.

On Monday morning at 10.30 there will be a demonstration of flower arranging by the members of floral art society, to which anyone interested is invited.

Guest exhibitors will be Bruce and Estelle Martin, who will exhibit a selection of anagama fired ikebana containers.

The firing took nine days of continuous stoking, and used 25 tons of pine wood. This type of firing gives a completely natural finish to the pots which are particularly suitable as floral containers.

The ash which is deposited on the pots during the long firing forms the glaze. There are no other added slips or colours.

The Martins have exhibited successfully in Japan. They were foundation members of the St Aubyns Potters co- operative.

The floral arrangements made on Monday morning will be displayed with the pots until Thursday.

The other potters taking part are Ingeborg Jenssen, Bev LeProu, Gary Hebley, Eve Anderson, Jackie and Graeme Crespin. A wide variety of styles will be represented.

Photo caption –  Anagama flower container by Estelle and Bruce Martin. They are guest exhibitors at St Aubyns Potters’ spring exhibition.

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7 September 1988


The Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune


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