Nob Creek Pottery is a working studio producing fine traditional ceramics and is run by Steve Bishopric (professional potter for 35 years) and Sue McBurnie (ceramic artist and art teacher). The pottery, established in 1980, is set on 10 hectares in the heart of the Byfield Forest.
Visitors can meet the potters, see the workshops, explore the extensive galleries, picnic in the tropical gardens and enjoy the natural bush walks. You can view the rare Byfield Fern (Bowenia serrulata) in its natural habitat. This protected fern is a common motif on a wide variety of products throughout the gallery.
Nob Creek Pottery is one of the largest displays of hand made craft work in the country. The galleries feature the nationally acclaimed work of Steve and the resident potters, along with 50 exhibitors from around Australia, Vietnam and Bali. A wide range of functional pottery is available directly from the studio.
The majority of the work produced is reduction fired stoneware but Steve also specialises in wood fired and pit fired pottery. A unique range of ceramic hand basins, tiles and bathroom accessoties are produced by Steve and Sue for the world market. These are available direct from the showroom or made to order. Other artwork on display includes hand blown glass, jewellery, sculpture, paintings, lacquer ware and woodwork.
Byfield can be accessed from either Yeppoon or Rockhampton. From Yeppoon, follow the road to Byfield which is 37km (half an hour drive) north of Yeppoon, via the Mecure Resort roundabout and through the Byfield Pine Plantation. There is good signage along the way and a bitumen road right to the gallery. Alternatively, if coming from Rockhampton take the Byfield bypass road approximately 9km before before Yeppoon. It is 42km to Byfield on this road.
Nob Creek Pottery also offers exclusive accommodation with the Byfield Mountain Retreat. This fully self contained lodge is set on 66 acres of rain forest with magnificent views over the Central Qld coast. For more information please visit www.byfieldmountainretreat.com.
Other Byfield attractions close to Nob Creek Pottery include Ferns Hideaway, the Byfield Store Bush Cafe and Waterpark Eco Tours. The Byfield National Park and State Forest Parks in the area offer excellent picnic, BBQ, swimming and camping facilities. Coaches and social groups are welcome with demonstrations and tours available with bookings.