First KPG Fundraiser- A Sold Out Success!

Thank you for those involved with KPG's Celebrate Ceramics Fundraiser
The Kawartha Potters Guild’s first ever fundraiser, Celebrate Ceramics, was an outstanding success! This sold out event featured 68 pieces of pottery donated from members of our guild and from potters across Ontario. All these pieces are now residing in the homes of those who attended. In addition to the pottery, there was live music provided by Rob Phillips and outstanding appetizers! So many compliments on this event were received from those attending, with everyone smiling!  
 
 
Holding an event such as this requires a lot of support and it would not have been the success it was without the help of so many volunteers! Many people were involved and all their efforts are greatly appreciated!  Thank you to all the guild volunteers who helped with organizing the event, setting up, preparing and serving the delicious appetizers.  
 
 
A special Thank You is extended to our community sponsors who with their support allowed the guild to host this fundraiser in the manner the committee had intended creating a truly memorable evening!  
 
The funds raised through this event will help the Kawartha Potters Guild to continue to bring the beauty of ceramic arts to the community while supporting ceramic artists of all kinds from beginners to budding artists to seasoned potters! 
 
Thanks again for supporting the Kawartha Potters Guild!!!

Celebrate Ceramics – Sold Out!

We are ecstatic to announce that we have officially sold out for our first fundraiser.  If you missed out, we do intend to do this again, and certainly you can visit our Pottery Shop at 993 Talwood Dr. any time throughout the year.  Just check our main page for current shop hours.  

Celebrate Ceramics is only one week away now, on Friday April 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lions Centre in Peterborough.  Live entertainment for the evening will be provided by jazz pianist Rob Phillips.  

Don’t forget to bring cash. There will be a raffle which you don’t want to miss out on!!! Also, please note that additional beverages (after your complimentary drink) can be purchased at the bar.

We haven’t been able to show you everyone who has donated to Celebrate Ceramics, so please enjoy this sneak peak.

Blue and white carved plate in mandala design - Karina Bates
Karina Bates
Raku fired blue, black and white vase and bowl - Allison Brannen
Allison Brannen
textured bowls to look like reed baskets with handles, in a light amber glaze - Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
casserole, with lid, popcorn popper in greens and greys - Wayne Cardinalli
Wayne Cardinalli
Black polished pit fired vase - with angled leaf carving - Dan Ferguson
Dan Ferguson
triptych set of tiles carved and imprinted with plants and found items - John Marris
John Marris
Pair of mugs with carved and painted mountains at base, speckled clay, white glaze - Natalie Miller
Natalie Miller
Pierced bowl in black and a pair of blue mugs with black interior - Maureen Reed
Maureen Reed

Celebrate Ceramics – Have you got your ticket?

There are only a few tickets left for our very first fundraiser and it is looking to be a great evening!  This will be a memorable evening with live music, complimentary food, and beautiful pottery to admire! With each $75 ticket you will be able to select a piece of pottery to take home with you. Be sure to get your ticket today. They can be purchased at the Kawartha Potters Guild located at 933 Talwood Dr. in Peterborough (open Tuesday to Friday: 1-5pm).  Celebrate Ceramics is on Friday April 8, 2022, 7-9pm at the Lions Centre in Peterborough.

 
You could choose from many beautiful, one-of-a-kind items including this Teresa Dunlop creation.  This beautiful basket exhibits Teresa’s skill as a ceramic artist as the body, base and double-handle are wheel thrown as separate pieces, then altered and assembled. This piece has been wood fired, giving it depth of colour followed by sandblasting which makes the piece supple to the touch.
 
Teresa Dunlop is an Ontario based ceramic artist. Her first career was as an elementary school teacher where she enjoyed teaching and facilitating the student’s creative energies. Teresa went back to school, completing the Craft and Design Ceramics program at Sheridan College, followed by 3 years as artist in residence in the Ceramic Studio at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. In 2017, she opened her own studio in Newmarket Ontario where she creates finely crafted objects intended to enhance daily living. Teresa also offers classes and workshops, including hosting a workshop with the Kawartha Potters Guild.
hand build basket in warm wood fired rust hues by teresa dunlop
 

Celebrate Ceramics – Only 2 weeks away!

Celebrate Ceramics is on April 8th, 7-9pm and we only have a few tickets left!  To make sure you don’t miss out, pick up your ticket at the Kawartha Potters Guild located at 933 Talwood Dr. in Peterborough (open from Tuesday to Friday: 1-5pm).  Or you can email our Administrator, or phone the Guild (705) 742-4979 to purchase your ticket.
 
Tickets are $75 and in addition to choosing a beautiful piece of pottery to take home, there will be live music, complimentary food and a glass of wine! You can bring a friend for $25. Just remember that the $25 ticket price does not entitle that ticket holder to take home a piece of pottery.
 
For today’s post we are showing off one of Deborah Craven’s appliqued vases.  Deborah has been studying and teaching art since 1975 and is owner of Wheel Works Pottery. As a member of the KPG, she continues to experiment with new ideas and techniques. The vase pictured below highlights Deborah’s skill and artistry. The multi-coloured flowers are appliqued onto this beautifully shaped vessel.
Vase in white clay with applied raised flowers in blues and reds - Deb Craven

Celebrate Ceramics – Member Profile

Darlene Malcolm-Moran is a graduate of Sheridan College School of Design and over the years has pursued many aspects of ceramics. Darlene is sharing her vast knowledge and skills through her teaching the Intermediate/Advanced classes at the Kawartha Potters Guild.
 
The hand built/wheel thrown vase pictured below is 51.5cm high. This one-of-a-kind piece incorporates an inlay of four colours of marbled patchwork clay and showcases Darlene’s skill in combining multi-coloured clay to create a truly beautiful work of art.
 
Celebrate Ceramics is on April 8th, 7-9pm.
 
Tickets to this event are limited, so make sure you don’t miss out, pick up your ticket at the Kawartha Potters Guild located at 933 Talwood Dr. in Peterborough (open from Tuesday to Friday: 1-5pm). Alternatively, you can email Donna O’Brien, or phone the Guild (705) 742-4979 to purchase your ticket.  Tickets are $75 and in addition to choosing a beautiful piece of pottery to take home, there will be live music, complimentary food and a glass of wine! You can bring a friend for $25. Just remember that the $25 ticket price does not entitle that ticket holder to take home a piece of pottery.
tall narrow vase with centre marbled section in white, red and black clays, top and bottom glazed in celedon green - Darlene Malcolm Moran

Celebrate Ceramics – Sneak Peak!

Inspired by traditional Japanese Raku pottery, this beautiful lidded Raku vase has been donated by Anne Young who is a member of the Kawartha Potters Guild.
This one-of-a-kind vase is just a sampling of the fabulous pottery that has been donated for Celebrate Ceramics.
Celebrate Ceramics is on April 8th, 7-9pm.
Tickets to this event are limited, so make sure you don’t miss out, pick up your ticket at the Kawartha Potters Guild located at 933 Talwood Dr. in Peterborough (open from Tuesday to Friday: 1-5pm). Alternatively, you can email Donna O’Brien, or phone the Guild (705) 742-4979 to purchase your ticket.
Tickets are $75 and in addition to choosing a beautiful piece of pottery to take home, there will be live music, complimentary food and a glass of wine! You can bring a friend for $25. Just remember that the $25 ticket price does not entitle that ticket holder to take home a piece of pottery.
Raku urn with lid in blue greys and blacks - Anne Young

Future Workshops

Kawartha Potters' Guild logo

As we move forward through Covid-19, we are continuing to test the waters with classes and member workshops.  We hope to offer public workshops soon.  Please check back for updates.

Wayne Cardinalli discussing calipers
Wayne Cardinalli discussing tools of the trade

Celebrate Ceramics Fundraiser!

Are you looking for an evening with great entertainment, refreshments, good company and the ability to go home with an individual piece of pottery?  Look no further, do we have the event for you.

Celebrate Ceramics is a fundraising event for the Kawartha Potters Guild.  Join us on Friday April 8, 2022 at the Lion’s Club in Peterborough, Ontario.  Tickets are $75.00.  Everyone who purchases an Event Ticket will be entered into a draw. Throughout the evening, Event Tickets will be drawn at random. When the ticket holder’s number is drawn, that person can choose one pottery item from those displayed to take home! If that is not enough, all ticket holders will receive a complimentary glass of wine, refreshments and entertainment.  You can bring a guest for $25.00, but they will not be eligible for the pottery draw. 

To support this fundraiser, the Kawartha Potters Guild has received donations of pottery from our Guild members and from potters throughout Ontario including Teresa Dunlop, Naomi Clement, Monika Schaefer, Anne Chambers, Thom Lambert, Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde. The Guild has also received sponsorship from a number of local businesses including Empirical Assessment Solutions, Summit Terrace, Peterborough Gardens, AYA Kitchen Designs, and Cornerstone family Dentistry.  We are most grateful for the support from our local businesses as well as other Ontario potters.

All funds raised will assist the growth of the ceramic arts community by helping to promote and foster the creativity of ceramic artists and the ceramic arts community. Funds raised will also support ceramic arts education for all ages and skills in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

So come join us for a fun social evening, admire (and take home) some really stunning ceramic works.  If you have any questions about purchasing tickets (they are available in our Pottery Shop), please call us at 705-742-4979 or contact our Administrator.

New Stock In! – Jane Turner

squat round vase with blue glaze from widest point to neck and black on the bottom - jane turner

Jane is always coming up with creative and useful items for around the home.  This time she has a great selection of orchid planters, like the one pictured below, along with a great selection of other pieces.  Check out her whole catalogue in our online store.

green orchid pot (cut holes) and tray - Jane Turnerblack and copper tumbler - tulip shaped - jane turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rust glazed spoon rest with throwing lines - jane turner

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