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.
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.
Happy Holidays and Thank You
As another year of Covid comes to a close, we would very much like to thank our customers and students who have continued to support us, even as the cost of living spikes. We try very hard to keep our costs down in order to share the knowledge of clay. Your patronage of our store and sales supports both the Guild and our independent artisans and we thank you.
As Chair of the Board, I also wish to thank our amazing Admin and Tech who do so many things to keep our Guild running smoothly. Our members and volunteers are definitely our backbone, and I extend my thanks to you for all you do to help us accomplish our goals. Thanks also to our Board who work hard to keep moving our Guild forward.
We will be closed December 24 – January 2, 2023. We do try to check orders and messages, but please allow for delays as our staff celebrate the Holidays with their families.
May you have a wonderful and healthy Holiday season and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.
Holiday Shopping Hours!
Did you miss our Holiday sale, or found someone else on your list that loves pottery? Worry not! We are open the following hours up until Christmas.
Thurs, Dec. 15 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 16 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday, Dec. 17 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tues, Dec. 20 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 21 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, Dec. 22 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec. 23 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AGM Reminder – September 18, 2022
Our AGM will be on September 18th (Sunday afternoon) and will be held by Zoom. We are asking that you attend this meeting as the board has been discussing some very important matters that will affect the future of our Guild and we need your input. You will receive by email (info will also be made available for download via the members’ side of the Guild website) 2 weeks before the meeting, some documents that will provide background information regarding the topics being discussed at the meeting. Reading these beforehand will be helpful to the running of the meeting.
First KPG Fundraiser- A Sold Out Success!
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.