Founded in 1974, Cairns Potters Club remains a dynamic and innovative organisation dedicated to the promotion of ceramics and glass, fostering artists and maintaining a high community profile in the Cairns arts and ceramics field.
Club premises, located on a large forested block at 28a Grove Street, are leased from Cairns City Council on a five year renewable basis.
Equipment available consists of pottery wheels; a slab roller; raku and electric kilns. There is also a comprehensive library including current pottery magazines as well as books on basic skills and modern trends in the ceramics field.
The club offers community pottery classes, workshops and local fairs to which the club invites the public to participate.
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are when members get together, when members can practice their hand building, wheel throwing, decorating and glazing techniques and perhaps share a firing, also a chance to get to know other potters and share their joy in pottery making. Members can also buy clay and materials from the club.
The Club acknowledges community social responsibilities and organises activities for children, the disabled, handicapped and senior citizens.