Christmas Sale Thanks!

This Christmas sale was a resounding success and we have all of you to thank for it.  To everyone who dropped in from near and far, to check out all the beautiful work our artisans had to offer, we thank you.  There were many spontaneous reunions this year as well as new friends made and treasures found.  Please remember that our gift Gallery is open now, every day until 5pm on the 23rd for any of your holiday shopping needs.   

Shoppers at our Christmas Sale

Dan Hill and friends in front of his display





2018 Christmas Sale

Please join us for our annual Christmas Sale.  Front of post card for sale showing dates and times and a photo of Carol McGarry's potteryOur Guild sale has been running now for almost as long as we have been a Guild, and we are happy to have become part of a Peterborough Christmas tradition.  This year we have over 20 of our member potters in this show!  This will be our second year with this show at our permanent Talwood location and we’re getting the place ready for you to visit this week.  We will have tables in our studio area as well as some dedicated shelves in our gift Gallery for all of our vendors. 

The hours for our show are Friday Nov 30, 2-8pm, Saturday Dec 1, 10-5pm and Sunday Dec 2, 11-5pm.  We hope you can join us. 

Our gift Gallery will be open 7 days a week up until the 24th, should you miss grabbing that special item at our Christmas sale. 

Cathy Allen

Cathy Allen has been an avid part time potter for 25 years. She is a founding and active member of the Kawartha Potters Guild. Recently she participated in Fusion’s new mentorship program “Creative Directions” which resulted in a final exhibition of work at the Robert Mclaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.  

Cathy strives to make decorative functional pottery that enhances and beautifies our everyday lives. Simple carving techniques and patterns in her thrown pieces give way to the curves of our own life’s passages. She hopes you will enjoy her pieces!

New KPG Website

Screenshots of new site design on a range of screens sizes

Screenshots of new site design on a range of screens sizesWelcome to our new KPG website which has a new layout and design thanks to Pat at Black Cap Design. Take a look at the many classes offered in throwing and handbuilding for all levels. We offer after school programs for teens and preteens. Check on the handbuilding weekend workshop offered in October.

Registration is made easier online. Also, come visit us to see the studio and buy gifts for all occasions at our gallery store. I look forward to new pottery adventures and guild projects with you and our community.

We will be happy to answer any questions.

Happy potting,
Ann Hobday
KPG Chair

Handbuilding with Monika Schaefer

Three clay bowls created by Monika Schaefer
Beautiful and colourful clay flowers by Monika Schaefer

Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $90.40 for members, $101.70 for non-members (all prices incl. HST)

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Monika has been an artist all her life where she makes a wide variety of whimsical garden art – from totems to dragon tails, tree bling and more! Monika has previously been a guest instructor at the KPG, and we welcome her back for this workshop!

Participants will bring slabs to this hands-on workshop where Monika will first take us through 20 tips in 20 minutes! Next on the agenda will be Handbuilt bowl demonstrations; Monika has a number of bowl ideas to show, and she will demo 3 different types. Participants will then have some time to try these techniques.

Potluck lunch!

In the afternoon the focus will be either ceramic flowers or handbuilt bird/faery houses, dependent on interest. There will be lots of time to try all these new techniques throughout the day.

Members need to pay in person to take advantage of the membership price. Please remember your membership card.

Three clay bowls by potter Monika Schaefer

Glaze Formulation Workshop

Jocelyn Jenkins, Bird Plate

Check out our workshops page for this course.  This new course, beginning Sat., May 12, is intended for those interested in learning more about how glazes work, how to troubleshoot problem glazes or for those interested in formulating their own glazes. No previous clay or glaze knowledge is required. Darlene Malcolm-Moran and June Goodwin are both experienced potters and they are looking forward to bringing their knowledge and experience of working with existing glazes and designing new glazes to you.

Joyce Jenkins’ Sgraffito Workshop

Check out our workshops page for this course. 

Jocelyn Jenkins is an Ottawa potter who works out of her own studio in Old Ottawa South.  She is a fixture at the Old Firehall Pottery Studio where she has shared her love of clay with children of all ages for many years. Jocelyn is also a functional potter whose work can be seen several times a year in shows and sales in the area.  Through her work she attempts to forge a connection with her audience.  Although her work is primarily functional, she attempts to create a narrative that will draw people into her world – a world where a turtle or a snail might join you for coffee, and thereby provoke a smile.

 This workshop will cover some of the elements that go into making a successful design before launching into a hands-on demonstration of sgraffito techniques.  Students will explore sgraffito techniques using both slips and underglazes on test tiles and larger pieces in this all-day workshop.
Jocelyn Jenkins, Bird Plate
Jocelyn Jenkins, Sgraffito Plate
Jocelyn Jenkins, Sea Platter
Jocelyn Jenkins, Sgraffito Platter
Kawartha Potters' Guild