Stokers SignThis tiny village not far from Murwillumbah was put on the map when potters Bob Connery and Laine Langridge set up a storefront gallery and workshop in 1978 which they named ‘Stokers Siding Pottery’. Bob exhibited all over Australia and, in 2002, became the first person living outside Japan whose pots were declared suitable for ‘The Way of Tea’ and signed by Grand Tea Master Sen Shoshitsu from Japan’s revered Urasenke School of Tea.

However, today the old pottery shop has been revamped into Moo Moo Stiches and offers a wonderful range of fabrics, haberdashery and other sewing and craft supplies. Classes and workshops are regularly offered.

The General Store and tearoom across the road is situated in the old railway station that gave the town its name and the historic community hall serves as the heart of community life, particularly on the first Friday of each month when local entertainers step up to the mike for their ‘Fifteen Minutes of Fame’.

Also the Stokers Village Markets create a whole new atmosphere in this small village. This local market has numerous unique stalls ranging from handmade crafts to car boat products and produce. The Stokers Village Markets are held four times a year, with alternating dates. Check the event calendar for details. There is always an excellent range of products on offer from art and craft to local produce and bric-a-brac.  Snacks are provided from the community kitchen throughout the day.  All under cover.  Free entry.

For more information contact the Visitor Information Centres.