Try Clay Sunday

We had a great time with our second “try clay” event.  We hope everyone who joined in enjoyed themselves.  We enjoyed showing you all about clay and our studio.

Here are some images from the people that enjoyed their time with us. Click on any for a larger version.

Messy basements

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.

Fran Brownley

Fran is a new member of the guild and this year is her first in the Christmas Sale.  Here is Fran on her wheel and burning a feather to a pot.


Saturday Clay Club

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.

Peterborough Library Display

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!

Margrit’s Studio

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!

Click on any image to see it full size.

Kawartha Potters' Guild