ESSENCE OF WATER an exhibition of handmade pottery
Sian Rowe + Jayne Sturmfels

an exhibition of handmade pottery
on display and for sale

The World Theatre Gallery
1 to 27 June 2021

We all know water is precious. Without it there would be no life on earth. Given the current climate and global challenge of sourcing and saving this most valuable resource we decided to explore the images that are invariably evoked when we think about water. From fantasies of Mermaids to the creatures that rely on it, and even the results from the lack of it.

closing celebration & meet the artists
Friday 25 June 2021 7PM


"As a child growing up in Far North Queensland in the 70's, I was 4 before I saw rain. It was certainly an event as everyone I knew ran from their houses and hugged each other and cried and sang and danced in the street. Unfortunately, it didn't stop raining causing one of the worst flood events in Queensland's history.

The epic power of water whether it be not enough or too much is quite remarkable. As a potter our craft is a reflection of nature, requiring just the right amount of water for success. Too dry the clay cracks; too wet and it returns to the slurry which created it."

"My memory of growing up in West Wales is very different to Jaynes early experiences in Queensland. Wales being a very wet country we would have a celebration on the infrequent occasions when the sun came out and the rain stopped for a short break.

Charters Towers is a wonderful place to live. Just sometimes when there has been no rain in months and the temperature is pushing 40, I dream of the ocean. The sun is shining and there is a cool breeze blowing in on the waves. This dream is reflected in my pottery, sea birds, fish and beach huts."

FRI 10AM to 2PM; FRI SAT 6PM to 9PM; SAT SUN 1pm to 5PM

Contact The World Theatre P 07 4761 5431

1 JUN to 27 JUN 2021