Gallery & Shop
The club room on Level 2 of the Walter Reid Cultural Centre includes a gallery and shop space. If you pay a visit, you will find a wonderful and possibly surprising collection of pots and creations; some artistic, some function, some both.
The gallery and shop is regularly open, thanks to volunteering members:
Saturdays 10am to 12noon
Wednesdays 10am to 12noon
However, visitors are also welcome and able to browse when classes are on or members are in pottering about. We will usually have our sign out, either at the main entrance to the centre on street level or in the common hallway area of Level 2.
The gallery displays pots, which the club has purchased and collected over many years, including from master potters, who the club bring to Rockhampton, to conduct workshops on different techniques for members. The gallery pots are for display only. They make for a quality viewing experience for visitors and offer inspiration and a tactile reference for our member potters.
The space is also filled with work of our member potters. Members are able to display their pots and wares for sale to the general public. From time to time, we run a session of Potter of the Month Exhibitions promoting the work of a particular member or exhibitions of work produced at a club event (such as a Raku or pit fire weekend) and often the exhibited works are also for sale.
Other display and sales venues
Capricornia Potters Group participates in the Tenants Committee for the Walter Reid Cultural Centre. A number of times annually (ie. around Mothers’ Day, the Walter Reid Open Day and the lead up to Christmas) the tenant arts and cultural groups get together and organise a pop-up shop on the ground floor of the centre, called the “Reid Shop”. A number of our members volunteer their time to keep the shop open and use it as a sales outlet for their works.
A generous local family also provides an otherwise unoccupied shopfront in the East Street Mall (at the entrance to the Kern Arcade) for use by local arts and cultural groups to display the products of their craft in exchange for offering something back to the community, such as through workshops and hands-on experiences. The space is known as “For Lease”. The Capricornia Potter’s Group are from time to time fortunate to be given the opportunity to use this space, usually for a period of a month at a time.
Individual members also display their work for sale through market stalls around the region, in local shops, through private online stores or by commission. Potter profiles can be found on our ‘Connect with Us’ page.