A Byfield favourite for 40 years
Posted on January 7th, 2020
One of the Capricorn Coast’s most iconic businesses is celebrating 40 years!
For four decades, Nob Creek Pottery has been producing fine traditional ceramics and exhibiting high quality craft.
With three large galleries, this nationally significant craft gallery just keeps getting better with age.
Currently displaying their latest work and beautiful pieces from over 50 craftspeople and artists from Australia and internationally, there is something for everyone.
Owner and master potter, Steve Bishopric has been firing up the kilns for over 45 years. Working alongside his creative partner Sue McBurnie they produce individual and collaborative work that is internationally recognised. Sue and Steve have promoted the work of over 600 Australian crafts people and employed scores of locals.
Nestled amongst the spectacular backdrop of Byfield and set on 10 hectares of gardens and rainforest, over the years, the pottery has welcomed visitors from all over the world to view their work, in one of country’s largest craft displays.
Providing an opportunity to meet the potters, take part in workshops, explore the extensive galleries, and finish the day with a walk through the tropical grounds, or picnic in the tropical gardens, this experience offers something incredibly unique to our Southern Great Barrier Reef destination.
The finest examples of pottery, ceramic art, hand blown glass, jewellery, woodwork, sculpture, paintings and other craft has ensured something for everyone and placed Nob Creek Pottery on the must do list for those holidaying in the region.
“Sue and I are grateful to have been able to work at what we love and consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to showcase our skills and share our passion and knowledge with others,” shared Steve.
“Bringing art to our culture and sharing our craft with the rest of the world is something we are very enthusiastic about and hope to continue doing for many more years to come.”
“We would like to thank our customers, visitors, business partners and the tourism industry for supporting local art and tourism, ensuring our success over the years. With continued customer support we’ll be around for a while yet. We may be open less often, but my aim now is to use my golden years making some amazing ceramics that bring together many of the things I learnt over 45 years. Pieces that will be available to galleries and the public, a body of work that says we are here, and this is what we did.”
CEO of Capricorn Enterprise, Mary Carroll extends her congratulations to Steve and Sue on this huge milestone.
“We are lucky to have so many long-standing owner/operators who continue providing first-class and unique experiences to visitors exploring the Capricorn Coast,” said Mary. “The Pottery has withstood the test of time, and is a highlight on the itinerary of holiday makers discovering the idyllic village of Byfield.”
Nob Creek Pottery is located just 25 minutes north of Yeppoon. Rich with diversity and forming one of the largest unspoiled eco-systems on the east coast of Australia, Byfield is brimming with spectacular scenery and places to explore, along with plenty of rustic and charming accommodation options.
For more information, visit www.nobcreekpottery.com.au.