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Ceramic Workshops in Daylesford and Clunes

As part of this year’s Clunes Ceramic Award, renowned Korean potter, Hyangjong Oh, will hold ceramic workshops in Daylesford and Clunes this September.

As part of this year’s Clunes Ceramic Award, renowned Korean potter, Hyangjong Oh, will hold ceramic workshops in Daylesford and Clunes this September.

Mr Oh will be offering a two day workshop demonstration at the Clayspace studio in Daylesford on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th September and provide an illustrated talk at the Clunes Warehouse at 7pm on Thursday 17th September.

Ceramic Award Chair, Graeme Johnstone said “This is a great opportunity for ceramicists to meet and learn from one of the world leaders in the Onggi pottery technique. Onggi is a Korean pottery tradition of making storage jars for every day use. Some of these storage jars are quite remarkable.

“Mr Oh has arranged for a very large quantity of clay to be delivered to Clayspace and we are intrigued to see the works that will be created during these two days.”

Clunes hosts the Clunes Ceramic Award biennially. It is a major event on the national ceramics calendar, with prizes totalling $13,000. At the main exhibition this year, the winning artist's work will attract a total prize money of $10,000, a significant increase from previous years.

“We are grateful to our sponsors Terry Cocks of the Union Bank Arts Centre and Gary Sharp of Lucky Strike Lounge in Clunes for the significant increase in prizes and for their continuing support of this event,” said Mr Johnstone.

The Clunes Ceramic Award is an acquisitive prize. In 2015, the winner of the $10,000 Award will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The winning work of art is acquired in alternate years, by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum for their Permanent Collections.

The workshop at Clayspace in Daylesford costs $20 for one day or $30 for both days.

The illustrative talk in Clunes will be held at The Warehouse, Fraser St and cost $25 (or $20 for Clunes residents). Bookings can be made at the website

www.clunesceramicaward.com.au.

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For interviews or comment, please contact Graeme Johnstone via 0427 534 532

Event email: clunesceramicaward@gmail.com

Website: http://www.clunesceramicaward.com.au/

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Date posted: 25 Aug 2015