As well as entry to the Festival, the beautiful Anam Cara gardens and a schedule of artist demonstrations your $5 entry fee will include a raffle ticket. This year raffle prizes will include pieces by Ern Bale (above left), Fiona Tunnicliffe (above right) and Bonnie Wooller (top middle).
Ern Bale makes birdhouses, fountains and sculptures in his workshop at Peka Peka. An engineer by training and 'compulsive maker' by nature, Ern's works appear in private gardens across the country and overseas. The birdhouse Ern has kindly donated for this year's raffle prize-giving is made to a new design. It features treated plywood clad in cedar shingles, hebel block, a copper ridged roof and, it has to be said, significant 'cute' factor.
Fiona Tunnicliffe has been a potter for nearly thirty years, devoting most of that time to making animals in various forms.
Fiona has kindly donated one of here Horse sculptures for our raffle prize. Also, a number of her works will be auctioned during our Festival Opening Evening. More details about Fiona and about the auction here.
This event is a fundraiser for the Otaki Pottery Club.