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World Famous Pottery tour with Icons of Australia (free lecture)

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32 Main Street

Hahndorf, SA 5245

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We are delighted to invite you to a free of charge ceramics event this August, celebrating England’s famous art pottery Moorcroft, established in 1897, who have created a handmade collection of pottery featuring Icons of Australia. Touring with the collection this year, is Moorcroft’s Chairman himself, Hugh Edwards, published author of a trilogy of books about the famous art pottery. As you are all aware, the diversity of flora and fauna across Australia is, we believe, without parallel anywhere in the world, with jaw-dropping natural phenomenons, captured over one hundred years ago by the founder of Moorcroft himself, William Moorcroft, as well as nostalgic visions, like paddle steamers in the great Murray River, where billabongs and swamps are draped in flowering eucalyptus. Sometimes it is the tiniest forms that can become a mighty piece of art in the Applied Arts. Nothing is perhaps more lovely than clusters of purple glycine clandestina with Australia’s biggest butterfly, the Cairns birdwing, with its yellow and turquoise colouration in-between jet black webbing. In a celebration of colour, Moorcroft have created what is said to be the finest art pottery collection ever to embrace the Icons of Australia.

Each piece of Moorcroft is entirely handmade with each design outlined by hand in liquid clay before being handpainted. The unusual two kiln firings at Moorcroft, the second with a vitrified glaze, allows the colours to sparkle like jewels.

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