DELICATE PROCESS: Teapot Extravaganza organiser Kay Hartmann is ready to showcase the amazing display of crockery.
DELICATE PROCESS: Teapot Extravaganza organiser Kay Hartmann is ready to showcase the amazing display of crockery. Emily Fielding

Extravaganza brings unique focus to tea for carnival

THOUSANDS of pieces of crockery, teapots and porcelain have been laid out within the Toowoomba West Anglican Parish Hall for the stunning annual Teapot Extravaganza.

As well as the cups, saucers, tea cozies and figurines on display, a huge array of collectable tea towels adorn the walls.

A display of old irons also joins the huge exhibition as part of this year's theme Walk Down Memory Lane.

Organiser Kay Hartmann has been involved for a decade, joining the event after the success of its inaugural year.

 

The engagement set on display given to Des and Kay Hartmann (nee Robinson) on September 29, 1962.
The engagement set on display given to Des and Kay Hartmann (nee Robinson) on September 29, 1962. Emily Fielding

Mrs Hartmann said she was always amazed at the collections lent to the church to make the extravaganza what it was.

Without the community's generosity, the event could not be staged as everything from the linen used to display the pieces is on loan.

"Each year is completely different and I'm always blown away with what is loaned to us," she said.

Mrs Hartmann said no donation had ever been turned away.

 

Toowoomba's own tea towel is among items on display.
Toowoomba's own tea towel is among items on display. Emily Fielding

The works are now in the display cases and ready to view, thanks to volunteers behind-the-scenes.

"This year we've had some of the the most unusual and different things," she said.

"We like to do things for the men as well so it's not just a ladies' exhibit."

A group of volunteers "the walkers and talkers" will highlight signature pieces.

 

Teapot Extravaganza organiser Kay Hartmann has been volunteering at the annual event for ten years. The annual event is held at Toowoomba West Anglican Parish. 12, 2016
Teapot Extravaganza organiser Kay Hartmann has been volunteering at the annual event for ten years. The annual event is held at Toowoomba West Anglican Parish. 12, 2016 Emily Fielding

The display will be open from today until Saturday, September 24 from 9.30am until 4.30pm on the corner of Anzac Ave and Hill St.

Entry is $3.

Contact Kay Hartmann on 0408 120 048 for more.


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