Luca Young, 18 of Bangalow. His father, Doug Young, was a potter, a sale of his pottery will be held to fund Luca's future.
Luca Young, 18 of Bangalow. His father, Doug Young, was a potter, a sale of his pottery will be held to fund Luca's future. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Young at ART pottery sale in Bangalow

THE professional pottery studio of Douglas "Dougie" Young, who passed away from a heart attack last year, will be sold off in its entirety this weekend.

After starting his career specialising in sculptured figurines, the prolific ceramic artist was known for his distinctive creations, that included the coveted Bangalow Billy Cart Derby trophies.

"My dad showcased his art at trade shows during the 80s and 90s, which was unique back then for a potter," said son Luca.

"From these shows Dad picked up loyal clients who were still buying from him right until his death last year."

All of the studio's equipment, including gas kiln, drying cabinet, shelving stands, pottery wheel and tools, will be sold alongside Dougie's iconic figurines.

"Dad would want to see everything go to a person who is keen to start up a professional pottery studio," Luca said.

Prices for the "fantasy in clay" collectibles range from $8 for small animals to $200 for large cars. An extensive book collection will also be on sale.

"My dad's pottery is unique, collectible and always brings a smile to those who see it, so please come along to enjoy, even if you don't want to buy," Luca said.

The Young at ART sale is on from 8am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday at 56 Rankin Dr, Bangalow.


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