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The video says it all, really. Six seconds which may change forever the way you think about cupcakes. Do not watch if you are susceptible to nightmares about giant food items.
Our interest is more in the cupcake cup. We thought Robert Gordon Australia shops stocked one of the better selections in the known universe of cupcake cups. But we admit we don’t stock this one. Sorry.
People often come into Robert Gordon Australia shops looking for kitchen ideas, and given our range of items, they are rarely disappointed.
Some requests are more unusual than others, as you might imagine, and that’s what we thought of when we saw this amazing picture. It’s worth posting it here just for the sake of showing this sensational oven. Does anyone know what all those compartments do? Is that a tap on the right?
But this is about customer service too. We like to help in all eventualities and needs, so we are keeping this photograph for the next customer who asks, “I have just bought a castle and I’m looking for kitchen renovation ideas. I’m thinking medieval. Any suggestions?”
To be honest, we can’t actually supply the oven, but see us about filling the rest of the kitchen with wonderful wares.
Take one new and pristine piece of pottery, add paints, tuition, advice and one child, and mix well. The result is a foolproof recipe for a fun day out for everyone.
This fun is available at the Paint-Your-Own studios at Robert Gordon Australia pottery outlets, and offers everything from entertainment to education to the anticipation and fun of creative endeavour.
Participants get to choose from a range of pieces to paint. There are vases, plates, bowls, mugs, sundae containers, popcorn boxes, milkshake containers …
At the end of the painting session, the pieces are glazed and then fired in the Robert Gordon Australia kilns. They can then be collected to start their new life on display in your home. All pieces are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe, and a potential talking point for generations.
The Paint-Your-Own sessions at Robert Gordon Australia have produced thousands of happy memories over the years. They are perfect for a family day or a birthday party. They are perfect for adults too — organise a function for friends, for a mothers’ group or for Mother’s Day.
For more information, or to make a booking, visit our web page.
Nostalgia (n.): Sentimental yearning for a period of the past; homesickness; a feeling you may get when you walk into a Robert Gordon Australia store.
Robert Gordon Australia retail outlets evoke many reactions — most of which come with a broad smile — but today we would like to talk particularly about nostalgia.
It can be a bitter-sweet feeling, but the kind of nostalgia the products in our displays evoke are all sweet and no bitter. People look at many of our items and instantly see their mother’s kitchen, their grandmother’s cakes — another, younger time when, surely, the kitchen was a more family-oriented, more fun place, and food tasted better because of it.
These items are, of course, shiny and new, featuring glossy finishes and the latest, high-tech manufacturing standards. But those lovely ladles and pots and colanders and cake plates and entire dinner sets can be nevertheless from another time.
A healthy dose of nostalgia. It comes at no extra charge when you visit a Robert Gordon shop.
We offer today the following video, a remarkable little documentary which, without words, so accurately answers the question: who’d be anything other than a potter?
You close the door of your studio each morning, locking out the complications and uncertainties of that other world, and enter your world, where all decisions are those of the artisan and the only subjective choice is whether today you will be joined by Grappelli, Haydn, Hendrix or silence.
The star of the video is Australian potter Ric Pierce, and in it he is making one of his signature forms, the pelican jug.
Thanks to Elaine Bradley for alerting us to it.
The next Members’ Exhibition of the Australian Ceramics Association will be held from April 28 to May 2, 2010. It will be held in Gulgong, New South Wales, and will be called “340 grams”. That mysterious title will be explained in a moment.
The unusual title of the 2010 exhibition, “340 grams”, is taken from the weight of a normal issue of The Journal of Australian Ceramics. The challenge is to use 340 grams of wet clay to make a bowl or a sculpture.
You can find an on-line entry form here or contact the The Australian Ceramics Association (by phone on 1300 720 124 or by email at email@example.com) and they will post or email you one.
Members can submit one or two works — just remember that each completed work must weigh less than 340 grams. TACA will charge 20 per cent commission on sales. Entries close February 15, 2010.
Welcome to the Robert Gordon Australia blog, which we aim to make a focus point of information, education and discussion about ceramics, design, issues and innovations.
This blog will be about all levels of the industry in which we operate and the market in which our readers are interested. If it’s news, we want to let you know about it. If there is a voice with something important to say, we are happy to share it. If there’s a good story to be told from the present or the past, we want to tell it.
Of course, we’d like to spend some time talking about us as well, providing an insight into the day-to-day life of a large commercial pottery. Playing with mud is the best bit, but it’s all fun and exciting to us and we’d love to share it with anyone interested.
Most importantly, we want to swap thoughts with you, our clients, friends and colleagues in the wonderful world of ceramics. So please drop by the blog often and leave a comment asking a question, offering an opinion or just saying hi.