Empty Bowls 2023 Update

This event helps fund YWCA’s Nourish Program, this year 270 pottery bowls plus 19 wooden bowls sold, raising $33,104.00. Nourish combines dignified access to nutritious food, gardening and cooking skills along with programming designed to empower individuals to advocate for themselves and others and grow a just food system for all. By harnessing the power of food, Nourish brings people together to build a collective sense of belonging, while working towards the systemic changes required to end food insecurity and poverty. 

Celebrate Ceramics 2023!

deep bowl in cobalt blue with carving in a mandala pattern through to the white clay below

We had such a pile of fun at Celebrate Ceramics last year that we’ve decided to hold it again this year.  The date will be the evening of Friday June 2nd and again we will hold it at the Lion’s Club in East City, Peterborough.  Tickets will be on sale, in the Pottery Shop only, beginning March 1st. 

It promises to be a fun evening with live music, delicious appetizers and of course, the main attraction, beautiful pottery and every Guest Ticket holder will leave the event with a piece of pottery valued at more than $80.00.  Monies raised from this event enables the Guild to provide ceramic arts education for all ages and supports the continued advancement of ceramic arts.  
Mark the date on your calendar so you don’t miss out on this fabulous event! 
Guest Tickets are $80.00 + HST and Friend Tickets for $25.00 + HST. 
Here is a sneak peak of some of the items that will be available.
black and white bowl with legs and face of cat. on opposite side is a long tail raised above the dishBlue pitcher with single dark blue floral design on side of body
white bowl with painted bunches of cherries and painted calligraphy text "life is just a bowl of cherries"

Special Sculpture/Mural Class!

We are in the fortunate position of being able to run a pilot project to investigate teaching remotely through on-line avenues. We are looking for new and experienced hand building students to learn from a teacher outside of our community and give us feedback about the online learning experience. This is a great opportunity to help our Guild and learn from an experienced teacher you might not otherwise have an opportunity to engage with.

The E-Clay Project, in partnership with The Kawartha Potters Guild is working with a team of teachers and eight Guilds/ Not -for- Profit studios to develop ways to teach online, interactive pottery courses. Each course is being taught by an experienced teacher who is part of the team developing the best ways to teach pottery online in an interactive and dynamic way. As a student, you too will be part of this exciting project offering your insights and experience about your experiences of taking this course. When you complete the session and the evaluation you will be given a $100 rebate. We value your input and hope you forgive any hiccups we may encounter.

An 8 week Hand-building pilot project session is being offered at our Guild location, February 10 – March 31 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. by Aitak Sorahitalab. (Please note date change).

Aitak Sorahitalab is a contemporary ceramic and mural artist, an art educator, also a public art researcher. Her sculptures and installations narrate societal and political challenges drawn from personal and collective incidents and observations. Using background knowledge, Aitak incorporates elements of Iranian and Mesopotamian epics, artifacts and motifs as part of her practice through creating surrealist figurines and compositions. In her work, aesthetic discourse is in equal importance with methods and the process undergoing.

Aitak has more than two decades of experience in art education, specifically ceramic, working with art organizations and institutes such as Gardiner Museum, Good Sheppard Creative Studio, ArtStarts, and Etc.

As a doctoral candidate at York University’s Environmental and Urban Change, Aitak is investigating the position of public art in contemporary culture and its connection to the right to freedom of expression.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in this course, please pass this information along.

To register and review the course information and requirements please visit our classes page or contact our Administrator. For more information about the e-Clay Project , please go to https://www.e-claylearning.ca/

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. 


Kawartha Potters' Guild