Stoneware pottery vessel with gum leaf and nut decoration, by Glenda Everton (incised GE beneath); the original label for the Biroo Gallery, Rockhampton, Queensland is attached
16.5 cm tall (6.5 inches)
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Glenda Everton started arts training from Eunice R. Reid (1899-1977) at Rockhampton Technical College, in 1959. In subsequent years 1965-67 Glenda taught apprentices drawing at the same college and taught art at the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.
Glenda 1971 on moving to Biloela, Queensland, started attended pottery classes conducted by Cathy Brown. Soon after Glenda’s husband made an electric potters wheel and her pottery life began; Glenda attended many workshops conducted by visiting professional potters including Kevin Brereton, Ian Currie, and Warren Palmer, and soon after opened a gallery and workshop that became quite an attraction for the small town. Glenda taught many people, holding two classes per week. In 1980, a move to Rockhampton gave an opportunity to buy a quaint corner store near the Botanical Gardens, and after renovations, Biroo Gallery was opened in 1982. Pottery, paintings, and art glass, as well as monthly exhibitions of the mainly local artist’s that benefited from the steady tourist traffic that had come to visit the gardens. In 1988, Glenda sold the gallery moving to Farnborough north of Yeppoon, a rural property where the producing pottery continued until her retirement in 2014.
Shows and Exhibitions.
- 1970’s won Highly Commended prizes in Gladstone, Dalby, and Biloela competitions.
- 1978 won third prize in the sculpture section of the Royal Sydney Show
- 1979 first prize Biloela Art Competition pottery section that was acquired by the Biloela Art Gallery Collection.
-Through the 1980’s continued received accolades for exhibited works, and participated in the annual Mark Makers, a Yeppoon group of artist exhibiting at Emu Park Gallery. Several pieces of art pottery are incorporated into Biloela Shire Council Art Gallery Collection.