Julie Rainow and Bob Connery will call it a day in June.
Julie Rainow and Bob Connery will call it a day in June. John Gass

Bob and his clay call it a day

SOME people might think Bob Connery has gone potty in giving up his ceramic shop at Stokers' Siding.

But after 34 years of throwing clay, the 71-year-old artist has decided to call it a day.

Stokers Siding Pottery has been showcasing arts and crafts of artists from the Tweed the Gold Coast, Byron and beyond as well as their own pottery made on site by their in-house potters.

The distinctive building which has been a popular destination for many years will however "not lie idle" according to Mr Connery and his partner Julie Rainow.

Mr Connery's pots shall still be showcased and available.

"Four businesses operate within the walls," Ms Rainow said.

"When the pottery leaves there shall be three remaining."

Vintage Soul has been operating in the building for eight years showcasing fabulous collectables, antiques and craft items.

Moo Moo Stitches celebrates one year in the building with its classes in patchwork and UFO's (unfinished objects).

"They also have a wonderful range of fabrics, haberdashery and other sewing craft supplies.

The secret cave of the Love Mae girls (and Sean) has been operating from the building for three years, two of them with a shop front but now mainly online or via stockists.

"So there shall still be plenty of reasons to visit the pottery building in Stokers Siding," Ms Rainow said.

There will be a big farewell and celebration of 34 years work on June 9 at the building from 2 to 6pm.

The Stokers Siding Pottery sale will last until late June at 224 Stokers Road, Stokers Siding.

For more information phone 02 66 779208, on email info@stokerspottery.com.au or visit the website.



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