Kawartha Potters Gallery
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And it isn't just pottery. We have glass and silver jewellery, beautiful pens, hand woven bags, shawls and scarves as well as gourds.
Guest Artist - Lisa Skog - May 27 - June 17, 2017
Join us for a display and sale of Lisa Skog's Raku & Wood fired Ceramics from May 27 - June 17. The Opening Reception is 7 - 9pm May 27th.
Lisa Skog has been working with clay for over fifteen years. What started as an enjoyable pastime with friends quickly became a passion. After studying various techniques at Mohawk College and the Haliburton School of the Arts, she left a career in scientific research to become a full time ceramic artist. This research background has allowed her to pursue glaze development and challenging firing techniques, primarily raku and wood-firing. With these techniques, each piece is unique as variances in the firing process prevent any effect from being duplicated exactly.
She creates a variety of items ranging from jewellery and Christmas ornaments to life-sized sculptures. These objects can be either wheel-thrown or handbuilt, often with the incorporation of stamped and moulded elements. Some of her pieces include transfers created from photographs of her travels and she often decorates with multiple layers of glaze in an attempt to obtain original, rich surfaces.
Her work is constantly changing and evolving as she gains inspiration from travels and encounters with other artists.
Her work has been included in the books: 500 Prints on Clay: An Inspiring Collection of Image Transfer Work and 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique.
Joining us are...
We are happy to have the Peterborough Handweavers' and Spinners' Guild, the Kawartha Wood Turners and the Canadian Gourd Society join our gallery. This means that we have a variety of quality hand made work available when you come to visit.
Peterborough Handweavers' and Spinners' Guild
This group meets at the Kawartha Artists Studio on 729 Park St. S., in Peterborough (red door entrance on O'Connell Road). They meet at 7:30pm on the 3rd Monday of the month from September to June. Contact Dee Jones - 705-743-0231 for more information.
Kawartha Woodturners Guild
The Woodturner's group was founded in 1995 and serves members from Peterborough and the surrounding area. They meet at the Canadian Canoe Museum at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Visit their website for more information.
Canadian Gourd Society