North Coast Mud Trail
Sat 15 & Sun 16 August – 2015
10 ceramic artists in 9 idyllic locations in northern NSW open their studios to the public for a weekend of clay, creativity and community, for the annual Australian Ceramics Open Studios.
Download > Mud Trail Program
for updates and reminders
We have a full website this year too! check it out for more details about all the opening studios with maps and addresses!
– You can find yourself a printed program at many of the local cafes and shops!
Blossom Young Ceramics @ Moonrise Studios
Moonrise Studios is studio 5 on the Mud Trail map this year and is in downtown Mullumbimby!
Blossom owns and operates Moonrise Studios, a vibrant gallery and ceramic studio in Mullumbimby. 105 Stuart Street.
Blossom’s own work explores both sculptural and functional ceramics with her distinctive porcelain figures, decorative wheel thrown and slip cast ceramics and accessories. Blossom was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the National Art School and has studied under some of Australia’s top ceramic artists and educators.
Blossom warmly invites you to visit her gallery and studio to discuss her ceramic process or how to run your own creative business. Enquiries about being an exhibiting artist at Moonrise Studios are also welcome.
You can see more of my ceramic work at my artists website: www.blossomyoung.com
Or follow my facebook artist page www.facebook.com/blossomyoungceramics
or even follow me on instagram where I post regular photos of my work in progress as well as all the new artists and pieces that enter the gallery section:
Part Of A National Event.
This August hundreds of potters and ceramic artists around the country will open their studios to the public for the third annual Australian Ceramics Open Studios. The event is hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association and shines a spotlight on the diverse practice of Australian artists working today in clay.
According to Shannon Garson, President of The Australian Ceramics Association, the event is an inspiring opportunity for members of the community to step inside the creative spaces of contemporary potters and ceramicists who continue to develop their unique voice within this ancient practice.
‘We have a strong ceramics community in Australia and presently we’re enjoying the growing appetite the community has for unique handmade objects. There has been a shift in thinking where people want to know how ceramic objects are made and who makes them.’
‘It’s an exciting time for clay workers to have such receptive audiences and the open studios event is a chance for the community to get to know their local potters and for potters to share their rich knowledge and skills,’ Shannon said.
Over the weekend visitors can see practical demonstrations, get their hands dirty in workshops, be inspired by artist talks, purchase original ceramics direct from the maker, or simply soak up the atmosphere of a working studio.
More than 100 individual studio potters and community groups have registered for the event and the general public can find their local potter in every state and territory in suburban backyards, inner city co-operatives and rambling rural settings on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August from 10am – 4pm. Go to www.australianceramics.com to see the full list and profiles of participating artists. Entry to all studios is free. Enquiries call 1300 720 124.
Follow the latest event updates at www.facebook.com/TheAustralianCeramicsAssociation and on Instagram @australianceramics.
Media enquiries please call Claire Atkins, 0420 986 570