Pottery and Craft Fair open from today

Wyman Street will be a hive of activity this weekend as the Broken Hill Potter’s Society holds its Christmas Pottery and Craft Fair.

Open from 8am this morning – Saturday – at the society’s hall at 407 Wyman Street, there will be more than pots and pottery on sale over the two-day event.

Throughout the day visitors will be able to purchase, not only some great pottery items for Christmas, but also many handmade crafts such as quilts.

And let’s not forget the legendary baked goods which will include the famous quandong pies, as well as cakes and tarts and delicious jams, chutneys, sauces, and more.

All the goods on sale and display are made by locals.

Broken Hill Pottery Society President, Sue Andrews, said there is something for everyone and lots of great gifts available.

“There will be pottery, quilts, hand-knitted garments and other beautiful locally made crafts for that special Christmas gift.

“You can’t go past the sausage sizzle or bacon and egg roll, or you can dine in the lovely garden with fresh-baked Devonshire tea or pancakes, with tea, coffee or soft drink.”

Society member Sandy Bright told us the 25 active members enjoy sharing their knowledge to others and there will be a range of demonstrations on over the weekend, which will include making pottery, folk art, and even egg decorating.

“We also run classes on Tuesdays, but they are all full at the moment, it would be great to pass on our knowledge to more, but we just can’t do it at the moment.

“It [making pottery] is very popular, and it is very relaxing because your mind is just centered on what you’re doing, and you can forget all your other cares and worries,” Ms Bright says.

The Fair is on today Saturday November 19 from 8am to 4pm and tomorrow – Sunday – from 9am to 3pm. The Society Hall is at 407 Wyman St, that’s between Oxide and Iodide Sts.

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