Event Information

 Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2021

You will be wondering what will happen with the Pottery Expo next year. We are still not completely certain how the restrictions will look by next February, but we are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to run the Expo, perhaps at a reduced format and with all the safeguards in place. We follow the guidelines handed down by the Victorian Government and if the trajectory continues on its positive  path, we will be up and running. There is always the proviso that if Covid numbers increase, we will adapt. Manningham Council will need to approve any changes to the running of the Expo.

If we are required, we will have fewer stands, but larger stands. Allowing more space within and between each stand. Stands would be 3m x 4m with a maximum of 40 instead of 60. The fee would be $320 for the weekend.

If life is back to normal and we can have 60 stands, [3x3m] the fee will be $270 for the weekend.

However, we could not have an Expo without you, our fabulous ceramic artists. I am inviting you to submit your photos and contact information to apply to participate. We will not be having any international guests next year.

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Studio potters need to apply online, noting the dates and deadlines given in “Application Information for Exhibitors”.
 We require 4 high quality images of work intended for exhibition at the Expo. A selection panel of professional ceramic artists with the organiser will select the exhibitors.
As we have more potters than places, not everyone will be able to participate. We will consider each potter’s application for the quality, innovation and skill of his or her work. Tip: send good photos!

Selection will be based on excellence, innovation and variety, as an overview of the best of Australian contemporary studio ceramics.


Application Information for Exhibitors

Deadlines:
Deadline for all applications is Friday 30 October 2020.
Applicants will be notified by 16 November of their acceptance or otherwise.
Deadline to confirm acceptance and payment of exhibitor fee 4 December 2020.

Fees:
Stand for individual potters $320 or $270 [depending on Covid restrictions at the time - we will let you know]

Insurance: The Pottery Expo takes out public liability of $10,000,000 for the exhibitors at the event.

Prizes:
The Warrandyte Community market offers an award of $500 for the Michael Hallam INCA Award- for innovative contemporary ceramics
The Lions Club will present an award for $300 for the best presented stand.
There will be a ‘Potters Prize’ a peer selected award to the favourite 2021 potter.

Tents/ Marquees
Each exhibitor needs to provide their own marquee/ shelter of 3m x 3m, stands will have a 4m frontage, providing more space.

Stands will be outdoors, on the grass, there will be some uneven ground. You will need to bring chocs.

There will be food and coffee on site and live music.

There will be a ‘Cups to Go” stand next to the coffee, where every exhibitor can sell cups. Volunteers will run this stand.

Event Timetable

Arrival and setup:
Friday 26 February 2021, 12 noon to 7pm. You will be able to drive into your site and set up your marquee and unload and set up your stand.

Event times:
Saturday 27 February 2020 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday night party 6pm onwards at the Expo site with dinner and wine.
Any potters who double as musicians, please bring your instruments.
Sunday 10am – 5.30pm
All potters are asked to be present at their stands, no cars on site, on both days. There will be volunteers to give you a break.

Pack up and departure:
 Sunday 28 February 2020 5.30pm
You may bring your car on site from 5.30 onwards. There will be volunteers directing traffic and you are asked to be patient and considerate of others.

Only ceramics made by you, in your studio will be accepted. No seconds or painted blanks.

Marketing:
The Pottery Expo will be promoted widely with print and media advertising and distribution. You will receive eflyers and posted physical flyers and posters for you to distribute to your networks. We have a facebook page, instagram and a new website. We ask all exhibitors to extend the marketing reach by posting on these sites and inviting your own contacts.
 There will be a catalogue/brochure as a hand out prior to and during the Expo, with list of exhibitors and information about the event.
Watch this space for a site plan.

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  The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte

         Application Form

 

         Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2021
    Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Pottery Expo
 
Please complete and send by email: jannois@bigpond.com  by 30 October 2020

Name:………………………….....................................................

Address:………………………..................................................... 

Mobile:…………………………

Email:………………………….……………………....................... 

Website:…………………………………Instagram………………………..Facebook………………


A brief description of your work for the brochure:

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4 Photos for selection and use in publicity and website:

Photos must of high quality suitable for reproduction, of work that you
would exhibit at the Expo: 
Photo format:  Four images submitted by email with your name and number of each photo, associated with each photo.
High resolution jpeg files 300dpi Between 1 to 5 MB


Image Requirements:
We urge you to take special care when preparing your photos.
The quality is very important to your application being accepted.
It is best to use a consistent background and a clean, crisp focus.
Please send photos that represent the work to be exhibited at the Expo.
Photos will be used for publicity purposes and on our website.
Blurry photos with complex, conflicting backgrounds cannot be used.

DUE: Email by Friday 30 October 2020

You will need to complete and send even if you have done this before.
You will be notified of selection by 16 November. Your acceptance of a
place at the Pottery Expo along with the fee of $320 / $270 is due by
4 December 2020.  

ENQUIRIES, CONTACT:
Jane Annois    Ph:  0422 9422 16      email: jannois@bigpond.com

Transport

 

Public Transport

Bus Route 906 (Melbourne City to Warrandyte) to Warrandyte Bridge

View timetable: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/8596 

Parking is limited. We urge you to catch the bus, carpool, take an uber. Parking is behind the community centre, in the paddock behind Warrandyte Cafe in Police Rd and near Stiggants Reserve. Please do not park on footpaths or in front of people's drive ways. You may need to park a little further away and enjoy the walk along the river to get to the Expo. There will be a 3 minute carpark available at the entrance, for those needing to pick up all their fabulous ceramics.

 

The Opening

Saturday 2pm

The Mayor of Manningham City Council, Councillor Paul McLeish and the manager of Warrandyte  Community Bank, will open the Expo and present the awards: The Warrandyte Riverside Market will present the Michael Hallam INCA award for innovative new ceramics and the Lions Club award for the best stand.

Entertainment

Music program to be announced

Food

 To indulge your senses we will have our favourite French  crepe maitre, Stephane le Grand with delicious savoury and sweet crepes and an array of healthy salads.  

Now and Not Yet Cafe, will cross the road to provide freshly filled baguettes.

   To help us cope with hot February days you will be able to indulge in ice creams, sundaes, smoothies, sorbets, yoghurts with fresh fruits- or chocolate  with 'Ice Indulgence'.

A coffee cart will provide the coffee to fill your new cups.

Hops and Vine from Warrandyte will provide a variety of beers and wines on Saturday from 12-7pm; to help us ease into the Saturday night festivities at the Expo site.

 

Don't forget to buy your cup from the 'cups to go' stand 

to take to the coffee cart.

 

 On Saturday evening, dinner at the Expo, will be catered by Warrandyte's favourite 'Nardee' , Indian restaurant.

[To book, send an email to jannois@bigpond.com, I will put you on the list. $15 per person]

 

Workshops

to be announced

Tent Talks with Slow Clay Centre:

                To be announced

          Manningham Arts Studio and Clayworks will offer children's clay workshops all weekend and wheel throwing demonstrations for the public.

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2021 10am - 5.30pm

SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021 10am - 5.30pm

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