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Covid-19 Update – April 10, 2021

Mug wall showing examples of all mugs we have in stock

During the Provincial stay at home order we are doing curbside drop offs and pick ups at the Guild by appointment only.  For members and students, we will attempt to gather your bisqued/fired items for you to pick up – just give us an idea of what your pieces are and how many.  You can also purchase clay, tools, glaze etc.  We will accept payment by e-transfer in advance of pick up, or by debit at the door.  You can book a time for your pick up/drop off by emailing Donna.  Please provide a couple of options regarding when you would prefer to come to the Guild.  Typically, appointments are being booked Tuesday – Friday 1 – 6pm.

Our online store is also available for any of those spring gift ideas and curbside pickup and shipping are available options.  

We are still hopeful that the next 6 week class session will begin the week of May 10th.

Stay safe everyone.

Covid Update – February 18, 2021

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From our Administrator, Donna:

Thank you for your patience while we confirmed what we are able to do as a Yellow Zone area, in relation to COVID-19. We have spoken with Peterborough Public Health and have confirmed their recommendation that people who live in an orange, red or grey zone be restricted from entering the KPG.

To ensure we all remain safe and to keep it fair for all members, students and staff, the Guild will remain closed until March 22nd when the next 6 week class session is slated to start. This of course is dependent on what zone we are in at that time. Flex Clay classes will not be offered at this time.

You are welcome to email us to arrange for drop off of items to be fired, or pick up of fired items, based on curbside service.

We will be reviewing changes as they happen. Please know that this information is only as good as today’s knowledge – everything is very fluid, changing daily. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions, your positive suggestions and comments are welcome!

For our Pottery Shop customers, our online store is still accessible and shipping and curb-side pickup are options.  

Once again, thank you for your understanding and support. We are all in this together!

Covid Update – February 4, 2021

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Due to the extended lockdown, the Guild has opted to delay the beginning of regular classes until the week of March 22nd.  Please see our classes page for details or to register.  

If we are allowed to open in February, we will be running wheel flex clay classes to tide folks over until the regular classes begin.  These will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings.  Registration is via email to our Administrator with payment via e-transfer.  Further details are also on our classes page (link above).   

Please note that the suspension of regular classes does not apply to the Tuesday and Friday Intermediate/Advanced classes.  These will begin the week we are allowed to open.  If you haven’t registered for this and wish to do so, registration is available on our classes page.  There are spaces available in the Tuesday evening and Friday afternoon classes.

We are also hoping to run our popular Summer Camp again this summer.  Currently it is being planned with the same smaller ratios that we offered last summer to maintain distancing and safety for our campers and our staff.  The weeks we will be offering are: July 5, 12, 19, August 9 & 16th.  We plan to offer a Teen Week the week of August 3, which may include the wheel if we feel it is safe to do so.  Registration and more details will be available on our camp page soon. 

As a reminder, non-medical masks, or face coverings are required to be worn at all times while inside the Guild facility.  Acceptable styles fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops, be made of at least two layers of tightly woven material (such as cotton or linen), best if a filter can be added, and be large enough to completely cover the nose and mouth without gaping.  Masks with any type of valve are not acceptable.

 

Covid Update – December 23, 2020

To All Guild Members, Studio Members, Teachers, Students & Customers:

We are again in the unfortunate position of having to close our Guild and Pottery Shop and postpone all classes (including private) until after January 23rd at the earliest.  We are following our Public Health and Provincial Government recommendations and requirements, for a Provincial lock down to be in effect from Dec 26th to January 23 (for Southern Ontario).  We will update our website as new information / dates are made available and ask you to keep checking in on the website. 

Please refrain from coming into the Guild for any reason during this time – it is not open for drop off / pick up / studio use etc.

On the bright side, we can offer curbside pick up for Pottery Shop items, clay, online store, etc..  Simply send me an email outlining what you want and I’ll reply with cost (e-transfers will be all methods of payment) and times available for parking lot pick up.   This email address will continue to be checked by me, so don’t hesitate to email any questions, concerns, etc..

I would like to extend my wishes to you and your Family for a safe and happy Christmas, whatever it is going to look like this year.
 
Please stay safe and well.

Donna O’Brien

Online Store Update

We’ve added quite a number of new items to our online store and will continue to do so right up until the Holidays.  Please note that the Guild itself will be closed from December 24 – January 3, 2020 so you may experience a delay being able to pick up or have your piece delivered or shipped.  If you have any questions, please contact our Administrator Donna

Introducing our Online Store!

We are so excited to be able to announce that our pottery is now available for purchase online, right from this website.  We are very thankful to our volunteers, the City of Peterborough for a grant to help us get this up and running and to Brendan Quigley, local Shopify Freelancer who has been of great assistance helping us get online.  

Purchases can be shipped or you can arrange for curb-side pick up.  We are still working to upload more of our stock, so check back often!  You can visit the store here.

Remembrance Day

cadets standing behind planted Trilliums

The photo is from the installation of the trilliums our members and local community members made in honour of the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.  We would just like to take a moment to stop, remember, and thank those men and women who died, were injured or are still in active service for our country.

Holiday Sale – Save the Dates!

poster showing dates of 2020 Holiday sale

Our annual and well loved Holiday Sale is on for this year!  It will be a bit different this year in order to keep everyone safe.  It will run for 12 days at our Talwood location, from Friday December 11th, 2020 to Wednesday December 23rd, 2020. 

Stay tuned on how you’ll be able to sign up for a personal shopping experience!  More information to come!

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