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Join me for the “Good Cup” A demonstration and discussion.

the good cup

The Good Cup: a discussion celebrating the handmade cup

Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Bakehouse Studio

54 Renwick Street, Marrickville NSW 2204

Come look, handle and talk cups with us in this beautiful old bakery/artist studio in Marrickville. This special afternoon event explores what makes ‘a good cup’ with 3 makers – Chris James, Sophie Moran, and Kati Watson. They will share their thoughts on function, the importance of design in relation to handles, rims and form and their unique approaches to the handmade cup.

About the artists and the discussion:

Chris James, Head of Ceramics, TAFE NSW Northern Beaches, will demonstrate his approach to throwing forms on the potter’s wheel, forms that convey the message of fluidity. Chris will also show us how he makes his unique handles while he chats about what he looks for in a cup.

Sophie Moran, from Melbourne, will discuss how daily use and observation of handmade cups in her own collection help informs her own intent when making functional drinking vessels. Sophie will bring along a few cups and show some images.

Kati Watson is addicted to throwing on the wheel and loves making useful vessels. She will share the attributes of cups she likes to use, along with why she make cups and what they mean to her, along with mass production versus the handmade.

Bring cups!

Participants are asked to bring along their favourite cup as a talking point, along with a cup from their collection which is perhaps not so successful. Participants are also encouraged to bring along up to 10 cups to sell and/or swap.


20 minimum; 30 maximum

Cost: $58 (PUBLIC); $48 (TACA members) (inc gst)

Includes: afternoon tea

Please note: Full payment is required to ensure a place.



Payment is required to ensure a place at the event.

Payment is refunded in full if TACA cancels the event.

90% of your payment is refunded if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the event.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no refund if you cancel within 2 weeks of the event, unless we can fill your place from a waiting list and then 90% of your payment is refunded.

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Handling Technology – an informative workshop on social media with a focus on Instagram

Saturday, August 26 – 9AM to 1PM

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Join Nicky Crowley and Todd Pletcher for a workshop focused on using social media. Nicky and Todd will cover a broad range of topics, from the basics of starting an Instagram account and posting images to developing a marketing strategy. This four hour workshop is designed for everyone with question time built in for both beginners, advanced users and makers. While the workshop will be focused on the connection between clay and social media, anyone interest in learning more about the topic is welcome.

Todd Pletcher is the current resident artist and tutor at Northern Beaches Ceramics. He has been a full time studio artist for many years in the US and actively utilizes social media as a marketing tool for his business.

Nicky Crowley Manages social media promotion for several clients in Sydney. A confirmed Ceramic Obsessive Nicky completed a Diploma of Ceramics at Northern Beaches in 2016. ‘Nic’ currently runs her own home studio on the Northern Beaches producing a range of functional ceramic pieces for interiors and design stores.


Please join Nic and Todd for an inspiring morning.

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All Welcome

When- Saturday 26th August

 What Time- 9am to 1pm

Where- Ceramics Dept -C- Block-Northern Beaches TAFE 154 Old Pittwater Brookvale NSW ph-99415242

What is the cost- $25- Pay on the day

Please register your interest via the contact form below.