Blue Mountains potter Robert Linigen has established a new studio at Leura after the 2013 bushfires.

Open for business: Potter Robert Linigen has re-established his studio after his original Yellow Rock home and studio burnt down in the 2013 bushfires. Photo: Julie Wills
Open for business: Potter Robert Linigen has re-established his studio after his original Yellow Rock home and studio burnt down in the 2013 bushfires. Photo: Julie Wills

Blue Mountains potter Robert Linigen has re-established his studio after his original Yellow Rock home and studio burnt down in the 2013 bushfires.

“It has taken me a number of years to re-establish myself at Leura and I am very excited to now be able to have people visit and see my new work,”  Linigen said.

The new studio is open to the public for the first time this weekend August 19-20 from 10am to 4pm. The studio can be found out 19 Acacia Ave, Leura, just past Leura Primary School.

Linigen’s new Leura studio is on a beautiful block, which includes a small lake and a creek.

“I have been doing a lot of bush regeneration work on the property, including weed control”.

Some of his new work features glazes that include ash from weeds which he has removed from his property, such as privet, ivy and Portuguese heath.

“So you’re helping bush regeneration in the Mountains when you buy a piece of my handmade pottery”, he added.

Linigen is participating in Australian Ceramic Association Open Studio weekend, where potters across Australia are opening their studio doors to the general public. This includes other potters in the Blue Mountains.

Linigen will be giving artist talks and demonstrating work on the potter’s wheel over the weekend.

“People will be able to have a go at the wheel themselves if they like, he said.

“You can enjoy a tea or coffee and some scones or a walk to the lake, you’re bound to see some wildlife” he added.

For information, including directions and a map, go to his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/robert.linigen. He is also starting pottery classes with times and dates on the Facebook page.