Lillian has a new studio. She is hoping the new layout works efficiently.
New potter to Kawartha Potter's Guild is Gwen MacDonald who loves throwing TALL vessels! This is a new set of Juice Jugs and Juice tumblers that can be seen at the sale coming December 1 - 3, 2017.
Having attended the Guild's sales for years, Suzanne began to "muck in" and discovered the joy of combining the elements of earth, water, fire and air. This is her first offering at the Sale and you will find her "Heart warmers", "Clay Fidgets" and unique tiles.
Primarily a hand builder, she creates one of kind items that have meaning and are nature based.
We would like to thank everyone that attended our Christmas Show and Sale this year. It was a huge success and we heard nice things about the giveaways (if you were lucky to get one) as well as the pottery for sale.
We had prizes for the potters and well as a door prize draw. The winners of our own were:
Our member, Dan Hill will be hosting two - 2-day Soda Firing Workshops. Workshop dates are July 4th & 5th and August. 29th & 30th.
Workshop participants will bring 8-10 pieces of bisque ware made from a ^6 clay body to Hill Pottery Studio where, with my input, they will decorate and glaze their pieces using my slips and glazes. The decorated works will then be strategically loaded into 2 gas fired kilns. One of the kilns is a 7 cu. ft. converted electric and the other is a 30 cu. ft. downdraft.
During the second day of the workshop we will fire off the 2 kilns and I will discuss and demonstrate the techniques and aesthetics involved in the production of Soda Fired Pottery. The movement of flame and soda within the kiln will impart itself on the clay and glazed surfaces with subtleties of colour and texture that will breath life into your ceramic work.
Show Opening, Saturday, April 18th, Reception at 2:00 pm. Running April 18-May 24, 2015
Big. Small. Functional. Non-Functional. Then. Now. Beyond. These topics are all explored in the show 'Talking to Myself', both in clay and on paper, by Susan McDonald. The conversation is endless, engages the viewer as a participant in the discourse, and provides a possible glimpse of the future.
Colborne Art Gallery, 51 King Street East, Colborne Ontario K0K 1S0
Go to www.potterystudio.ca -- for info on the studio. Remember, it's worth the trip to Canton ....
We had an article in The Peterborough Examiner on December 22nd written by Joanne Culley. It was a nice article talking about the guild and our recent Christmas Show.
We attach it here, please click on the image to be able to read it in a larger format.
For another article featuring our sale and a few images, go to The Peterborough Examiner website.
Trentwinds: 264 Lansdowne St. East Peterborough
November 15, 16, 17, 2013
Friday 4 –9, Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 11 – 4
The 24th Annual “AUTUMN TREASURES Fine Artisan Show” proudly presents the work from over 70 Ontario artists and craftsman.
While we are gearing up for our own Christmas shows, we have some of our guild members showing in other shows that are coming up.
Between our show and these upcoming shows, you may have your Christmas gift giving all sewn up!