WHEEL FUN: Jeanette Webber, instructor Pauline Walters and Judy Aitkenhead at a Seniors’ Week pottery workshop.
WHEEL FUN: Jeanette Webber, instructor Pauline Walters and Judy Aitkenhead at a Seniors’ Week pottery workshop. Mike Richards

You’ve got to hand it to ’em, this is dirty work

SENIORS' Week got down and dirty on Thursday at Potters Place in Gladstone.

Participants advanced their artistic skills by learning how to use a wheel to make pots and paint on mugs and bowls.

One room was very hands on with sleeves rolled up and clay everywhere while the other had delicate flowers being painted on pots.

Despite the differences, both rooms were full of continuous chatter and laughter.

Potters Place member Jeanette Webber said it was a good event for Seniors' Week.

"It is great to get out and try all different art," she said.

"We all try and advance ourselves and the older we get the more we want to learn."

Lurleen Ramm spent much of the day decorating her bowl.

"I'm putting a bee on the bottom of my bowl," she said. "I went to the island yesterday and doing a bowl and painting today. Seniors' Week is really good."



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