ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert


40 Year Retrospective

6 APRIL - 21 MAY 2021


The Centre Beaudesert,

82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert 4285

Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm

Closed public holidays 




5540 5050



This exhibition presents Jean-Jacques' personal journey as a master potter and craftsman spanning 1971 - 2010. 

The Exhibition and Book Launch event, taking place on 10 April, is FULLY BOOKED.

Jean-Jacques' exhibition features the many factors in the development, making, glazing and firing of pottery in his studio 'Woodhouse Pottery' situated in Tamborine, South East Queensland. His studio was organised for all aspects of production, teaching, demonstrations and delivering talks about the craft and art in general.

His domestic-line pottery is influenced by English potters, Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew (1901–1983) and New Zealand potter Peter Stichbury (1924-2015). Producing the domestic pottery was a necessity to sustain a living, however one off pieces gave an emphasis from the practical to the artform.

An extensive collection of small to largescale pottery pieces are displayed chronologically giving the viewer an understanding of progress and development of ideas, as well as the manipulation of material produced to create the work.

Also included is a collection of historical materials chronicling Jean-Jacques extensive career.

Other exhibitions on display during Artist's Journeys include The Black & White Braid: Roads, People, and Stories of the Scenic Rim by Ben Allmon and Carin Garland and Hwo Films short film by Felix Cehak.


Jean-Jacques Vaschalde 
Potter, Craftsperson, Educator

Jean-Jacques worked as a master potter and craftsman for over 40 years and established his production studio 'Woodhouse Pottery' in the Beaudesert region. He contributed significantly to the local community and wider Queensland community as a craftsman and educator. His work is represented in state and regional collections including Queensland Art Gallery, has featured in Craft Australia, he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has won numerous awards across Australia. Jean-Jacques has an extensive teaching career conducting pottery classes across Queensland and New South Wales with Flying Arts School, Queensland Arts Council and NSW Craft Council, and from his studio.