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Fired Up Winter Festival

A long exposure photo of fire twirlers, with lines of flames pictured across a dark night background
A young boy wearing a blue and grey hoodie makes a piece of art out of brown clay.
A volunteer used large tongs to pull out a red hot pottery piece from a flaming metal bin
A middle-aged lady with curly black hair smiles & looks to the right while holding a green vase
A photo of a small crowd in a garden courtyard at night, lit up with coloured & festoon lights
A middle-aged lady with brown hair and glasses looks out from behind a shelf of handmade pottery
A young man with a black beard and t-shirt is surrounded by fire which he twirls on a stick
A lady with shoulder length red hair and glasses stands in her pottery studio, smiling at the camera
A burning, tower-shaped clay sculpture is revealed after the petals of a kiln are folded down
A crowd of people looks at a large, red-hot tower sculpture which has been revealed out of a kiln
A long exposure photo of fire twirlers, with lines of flames pictured across a dark night background
A young boy wearing a blue and grey hoodie makes a piece of art out of brown clay.
A volunteer used large tongs to pull out a red hot pottery piece from a flaming metal bin
A middle-aged lady with curly black hair smiles & looks to the right while holding a green vase
A photo of a small crowd in a garden courtyard at night, lit up with coloured & festoon lights

Overview

Fired Up is Canberra Potters' annual winter festival celebrating Canberra’s ceramics community. The celebration promises an enchanting evening under the winter night sky, where visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant world of ceramics and connect through clay in the heart of Canberra.

Discover your creativity through a variety of pre-booked clay experiences. With the guidance of experienced potters, delve into the hands-on "Have a Go, Have a Throw" wheel-throwing sessions or explore the art of hand-building at designated stations. Visitors can also witness the magical alchemy of raku firing, where you can glaze pre-made ceramic sculptures and watch them get fired right in front of you!

For those who prefer to observe, resident artists will open their studios doors, and professional potters will give demonstrations throughout the afternoon, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the maker's world. Browse the Ceramics Market and Shop, where local artists will offer a broad range of wares for sale. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from selected vendors, and visitors are invited to buy handmade bowls and have them filled with delicious homemade soup for free.

As the evening unfolds, be enchanted by live music, captivating performances, and mesmerising fire twirlers. Cap off the night with the grand unveiling of the custom-built petal kiln, a breathtaking spectacle not to be missed. Come and get Fired Up!

Dates

10 Aug 2024
August 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Canberra Potters1 Aspinall Street, Watson Arts Centre, Watson, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop