Upcycled Utensils by Kristin Pavelka

Kristin Pavelka Nutcracker


For all you out there that enjoy making utensils to accompany your pots or if you’d like to add a ‘string to your ceramic bow’ then this tutorial by American ceramicist Kristin Pavelka is for you.

Kristin upcycles (love a buzz word) old utensils by creating new handles for them. She has very generously shared her technique in this article for ceramics art daily.

If you give this a go send us in some pictures of your adventures. We’d love to see and share them.


Time is running out for all members who sent back an EOI to get your vase made, glazed, fired and ready for the The 50th Anniversary Vase Show which will be a part of Subversive Clay, Australian Triennale 2012. The display of over 100 vases will take place at the Kaurna Building, Uni of SA, 28 September – 1 October 2012. Open 9am – 5pm. I know it can be subversive to leave it to the last minute but you don’t don’t want to miss out on being a part of this national exhibition. For more information on the Triennale  go here

For all you lucky folk attending this clay extravaganza the Journal of Australian Ceramics will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary at 5.15pm in the Allan Scott Auditorium. It will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this milestone with members from all around Australia so come and raise a glass in celebration of this achievement.