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A new place to potter

17 July 2017 | Posted in: News


Potteryali has built a reputation while in The Emporium and is working on a significant residential commission hand making and printing tiles for a kitchen splashback.

Reflecting on the last two and half years, Ali Sobel-Read says, “I have grown as an artist and businesswoman as a result of my retail space in The Emporium.”

“Renew has also supported me through a series of grants and workshops that have refined my skill sets and helped to promote my business.”

Ali’s business will change from a retail focus but continue creating ceramic work from the Clocktower Studio in Hamilton. She is welcoming both residential and corporate commissions from those who see beauty in Newcastle’s industrial architecture.

The new space will allow Ali to return to her roots as an educator to conduct ceramic workshops and tutorials for students of all ages.

For those of you seeking to purchase her work, she is investigating additional retail outlets around Newcastle to stock homewares and her other jewellery ranges. Stay tuned to her Facebook and Instagram pages as these locations unfold!