EXPO DONATION: Mary Bernard, secretary of OSAE, hands over the cheque to Ellen Flounders, president of the Mullumbimby Special Needs Pottery Group.
EXPO DONATION: Mary Bernard, secretary of OSAE, hands over the cheque to Ellen Flounders, president of the Mullumbimby Special Needs Pottery Group. Contributed

Ocean Shores Art Expo keeps special pottery group turning

A SPECIAL needs pottery group run at the Mullumbimby Pottery Studio has been kept afloat thanks to a generous donation.

Last week the president of the Ocean Shores Art Expo, Ri Fraser, and secretary Mary Bernard handed $1000 to the group, which has gathered at the studio each Monday for six years.

From kneading lumps of clay to painting the decorative glazes, participants are very proud of the pieces they have produced.

Ellen Flounders, president of the Mullumbimby Special Needs Pottery Group, said that without the funding, the group would probably have had to fold.

“Right now we had almost run out,” she said.

“With this donation, and given that we are very frugal, we can continue for another year.”

The theme of this year’s Ocean Shores Art Expo is What Matters? and the committee decided a donation to the special needs group fit that bill.

The Ocean Shores Art Expo, in August, is open to all artists with prizes totalling more than $5000 across six categories. Go to: www.osartexpo.com


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