Many of the potters that are in the show have full time jobs or waited until they were retired until they could indulge their passion for clay. Our studios are generally in our basements, sheds and garages. Priya’s studio is in her basement and here you can see hers in the run up for the Christmas sale. She says this is her “messy studio” but she hasn’t seen mine! This looks positively spotless.
Our Saturday Clay Club has been running for over a year now, and it is a big success. For members only, you can come to the guild on a Saturday morning from 9:30 – 12:30. The cost is $10 per session but it is a good way to share your ideas, or work through a problem, or just throw in the company of like-minded people. Here are some photos of the last clay club. Click on any image to see it full size.
We have a display at the Peterborough Library every year and this year’s display is gorgeous. It is the work of the participants of our Christmas Sale and is a sneak peek of what some of the potters/artists will be selling this year. A big thank you to Liz Sine, George Stewart and Lillian Forester, who organized the display, as it looks great!
Last year when the doors first open for our sale, the woman that had been waiting for ten minutes outside (we let her and others into the vestibule to keep warm) was desperate to be the first to find the table of the person that “did this piece” and was it in the show. The piece that she was referring to was a platter with fish on it. And it was done by our talented Margrit Beesley. Here are some photos of work in progress in Margrit’s studio. See, she has made another of her popular platters, so no fighting!
Priya is getting ready for the sale as well. Here she is unloading her kiln and it is always like Christmas (not sure whether you will get a present or coal) when you open the lid. She has some beautiful pieces here, and she’ll be at our sale!