ClayEdge 2007

15 Apr 2007

Sunday 15 April to Saturday 21 April 2007

 

  

Press Release:

ClayEdge 2007 is one of the world's most highly regarded clay events. The program features talks, exhibitions, practical demonstrations and activities with both international and national ceramic masters.

The week long event is held every three years in the central western NSW pioneer town of Gulgong. The next event is now only months away, scheduled from Sunday April 15 to Saturday April 21st 2007.

Included in toe program are professional ceramics artists: Jean-Nicholas Gerard of France, Mirta Morigi of Italy, Sadashi Inuzuka of Japan and the US, Linda Sikora from the US, Lee In-Chin of Korea, Adil Writer of India and Johannes Peters of Germany.

Also featuring in the week's schedule is an outstanding range of Australian ceramic masters including Vipoo Srivilasa of Victoria, Hermie Cornelisse of Tasmania, Toni Warburton and Paul Davis of New South Wales, Fleur Schell of Western Australia, Rowley Drysdale of Queensland, Janet De Boos of the ACT and Gerry Wedd of South Australia.

"The edge of function is the theme," says clay event director, Janet Mansfield. She herself is an internationally renowned ceramist and editor of Ceramics Art & Perception and Ceramics Technical magazines. "The eyent will explore means to sustain our art form in exciting and viable ways, which is why we are calling the event 'ClayEdge'."

ClayEdge 2007 will be the seventh time the ceramics extravaganza has been held. Over the past two decades the event has mushroomed, prompting Janet to call in additional organizational support and remain involved as artistic director. The event is being organized in conjunction with the team at Cudgeong Gallery in Gulgong. Cudgegong Gallery has a focus on ceramics and appreciates the importance of fostering the development of upcoming professional ceramists.

"ClayEdge 2007 will offer the best in practical information and education. To have this selection of internationally renowned experts in the one place at the one time is a once in a lifetime opportunity," says Cudgegong Gallery Director, Lyn Cole. "It is our hope that by offering this line-up and also a significant student discount, we will enable all ceramists to take advantage of this incredible experience." The event, designed to provide the perfect forum for ceramists at all Levels: to learn; swap ideas; see exhibitions including some significant international shows; create works and, above all, meet others with similar interests in an all inclusive atmosphere culminating in a community festival event that will be open to the public as well as attendees of ClayEdge 2007.

The cost for the week is $450, student bookings are available at the reduced price of $325 per student ($125 discount) and day bookings are also available. A special discounted teacher price of $350 ($100 discount) is also available when 6 or more student bookings are made.

For assistance with accommodation contact Yvette Newell on +61 (0) 2 6374 2344 or by email Yvette@newelldevelopments.com.au.

And if you need transport from Sydney to Gulgong (a five-hour bus trip)is needed contact Brooke Lines on brooke.lines@cudgegonggallery.com.au. Contact us early as bookings are limited on 02 6374 1630 or visit www.clayedge.cudgegonggallery.com.au.