4. Creatives with a Conscience
How cool is this? The fine folk at Nob Creek Pottery are not only content producing their own lovely work, but to honour their travels and support other artists in developing nations, you’ll find a smattering of craft from around the world here. Potters and partners Sue McBurnie and Steve Bishopric have been collaborating with fellow artists, particularly those in neighbouring south-east Asia, and you’ll find beautiful hand-crafted jewellery as well as sublime silk scarves from seven different countries here.
“It is very rewarding when you know you are doing something for local craftspeople,” Sue says.
“You build relationships with them and sometimes you are their only source of income.
“Australian craftspeople aren’t the only ones who are struggling.”
Sue, a former teacher, also works with rehabilitating people with drug and alcohol issues through pottery workshops.
Children who visit Nob Creek Pottery are also offered free workshops and their chance to get their hands dirty through playing with clay.
Watch this space for more workshops for the general public coming up in the future too.