2019 Crafts Expo at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

Canberra Potters’ Society Awards

In celebration of another wonderful Canberra Show event the Canberra Potters’ Society are pleased to announce the following potters and ceramicists of this year’s awards. The judging was done by special guest judge and recognised Australian ceramicist Janet deBoos. This year Maryke Henderson achieved Champion of Champions and Champion Overall a prestigious double. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all who entered and we look forward to seeing your entries again next year.

Special thanks to Judy McDonald and her team of volunteers who always do such a magnificent job preparing the Canberra Potters stand at the Crafts Expo and to all the volunteers who helped out during the show demonstrating and assisting with set-up and bump out.

The major award winners were: CHAMPION OVERALL (POTTERY) & CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS (CRAFT EXPO)—Maryke Henderson, NOVICE AWARD—Sandra Stops, OPEN WHEELTHROWN AWARD—Lesley Lebkowicz, OPEN HANDBUILT AWARD—Suzanne Fox, OPEN SCULPTURE AWARD—Ingrid Adler, PROFESSIONAL WHEELTHROWN AWARD—Maryke Henderson, PROFESSIONAL HAND BUILT AWARD—Sally Armstrong, PROFESSIONAL SCULPTURE, Jane Knyvett, SENIORS AWARD—Don Porter, STUDENT UNDER 18 SCULPTURE AWARD—Ari Matthews, STUDENT UNDER 12 HANDBUILT AWARD—Elwyn Copelin, STUDENT UNDER 12 SCULPTURE AWARD—Elwyn Copelin, TEAPOT CHALLENGE AWARD—Leonie Lucey, FIRING CHALLENGE AWARD—Sally Armstrong, MIXED MEDIA CHALLENGE AWARD—Leonie Lucey, WONDERFUL WATER CHALLENGE—Sally Armstrong