Canberra Potters’ Society Awards
The judging has been done, ribbons have been awarded and the garlands handed out. Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Royal Canberra Show. Although entries were down somewhat on previous years the overall standard was once again very high and the guest judge, Janet deBoos, thought long and hard when selecting these worthy recipients. Thank you to all who entered and we look forward to seeing your entries again for next year.
Special thanks to Judy McDonald who always does a magnificent job preparing the Canberra Potters stand at the Crafts Expo and this year was (once again) recognised as best overall exhibit. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out during the show and those with set-up and bump out.
The winners were: CHAMPION OVERALL—Jacqueline Lewis, NOVICE AWARD—Kayla Davy-Kennett, OPEN WHEELTHROWN AWARD—Christine Pearson, OPEN HANDBUILT AWARD—Suzanne Fox, OPEN SCULPTURE AWARD—Christine Pearson, PROFESSIONAL WHEELTHROWN AWARD—Alex De Vos, PROFESSIONAL HAND BUILT AWARD—Anne Langridge, PROFESSIONAL SCULPTURE, Jacqueline Lewis, SENIORS AWARD—Ian Hodgson, STUDENT UNDER 18 WHEELTHROWN AWARD—Samantha MacArthur, STUDENT UNDER 12 HANDBUILT AWARD—Adele Loughhead, STUDENT UNDER 12 SCULPTURE AWARD—Julian Kelly, STUDENT ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD—Galia Shy, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD—Leonie Lucey, TEAPOT CHALLENGE AWARD—Linda Jensen, FIRING CHALLENGE AWARD—Don Porter, KALEIDOSCOPE CHALLENGE AWARD—Carol Kenchington, ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD (Term of lessons) UNDER 12 STUDENT—Nina Thomson, ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD(Term of lessons) UNDER 12 STUDENT—Lauren Jensen, BARBARA MAYO MEMORIAL AWARD—Colette Steindl, ESMEE SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD—Jacqueline Lewis, WALKER CERAMICS AWARD for TEAPOT CHALLENGE—Linda Jensen.