Archive for January, 2010

Out and About #1 – Saddlers Court Gallery

Last week, while entertaining some mainland visitors,  we decided to take the lovely drive out to the historic town of Richmond (about 30 minutes drive from Hobart) for a spot of lunch before  dropping our guests at the airport for  their long trip home.

On the way back to the car after lunch we managed a quick stop off at Saddlers Court Gallery for a look at some fine modern Tasmanian, Australian pottery. The gallery contains works by Derek Smith, Sue Stack, Panogana Pottery by Bill Thomas, Zsolt Faludi, and Mark Knight just to mention a few and is well worth a look if you are visiting Richmond. The Saddlers Court website also says they carry pieces by Les Blakebrough but I didn’t see any on my visit. Having said that I’m not sure how up to date their site is as they don’t mention Mark Knight despite a comprehensive  range being available in the gallery.

Set of Mark Knight Cannisters

Set of Mark Knight Cannisters

I will also mention that there is far more to see at the Gallery than just Tasmanian pottery. There is also an interesting selection of paintings, prints, art glass, large and small works in wood as well as jewelery. All up more than 100 different Tasmanian artists and crafts people are represented at Saddlers Court.

The gallery is open from 10pm to 5pm daily and will open after hours for organised groups by prior arrangement only.