July 10, 2012
More than 30 would-be artists of all ages gathered at the old 1913 Council Chambers in Edward Street, Kingaroy, on Sunday to get funky with clay.
The result? A bunch of terrific teapots which will go on display in September during the “Tea and Tractors” exhibition at the Kingaroy Art Gallery, part of the huge Tractor Tattoo festival of arts, crafts and music.
The Funky Teapot Fun Day was organised by Kingaroy-based arts group Jumping Ant Arts and funded by a South Burnett Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund grant.
Byron Bay artist Suvira McDonald, who is well-known for his “functional” ceramics, showed the participants how to shape the clay sheets.
The next Tractor Tattoo activity will be “yarn bombing”.
Jumping Ant Arts Inc, The Angel Knitters and the Knitter Natters plan to “yarn bomb” (ie. completely cover with knitting) a vintage tractor at the rear of the Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre … so the needles have started clicking and clacking.
For more information contact Fran Van Vegchel at Jumping Ant Arts on (07) 4163-1662.
For more information about the Tractor Tattoo, visit the SBRC website