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Summer Camp News!

Kids participating in KPG Summer Camp 2017

By popular demand, we have added a second Teen week to our popular camp program.  We accept teens from 12-17 into this short week of intensive clay building and creative expression.  See our camp page for details.

Also, we are pleased to introduce our two counsellors for this year, Mackenzie Barker and Katie Brazeau.  They are both potters and members of the Guild, and Mackenzie is an experienced teacher.  We know your kids will learn a lot and have a great time with these two heading up the camp weeks.

photo of Mackenzie washing up in her studio
Mackenzie Barker
photo of Katie holding one of her mugs
Katie Brazeau

Summer Flex Clay is Back!

Throwing with teacher


Our popular flex clay session is back and expanded. This year the classes begin in June and run through the end of August, and we are running on TWO evenings and an afternoon! You can book the whole summer or any 3 weeks. Details below.

•Tuesday evenings – 6:00 p.m – 8:30 p.m.
•Wednesday evenings – 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
•Wednesday afternoon – July only – 11:30a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Flex Clay is an evening wheel throwing class for beginners or those who would like to keep up their skills over the summer months. No previous experience is required. Flex Clay runs every Tuesday evening from June 4– August 27, 2023 or Wednesday evening from June 5 – August 31, 2023. You can register for all 13 classes or, for those who are not around all summer, for a minimum of 3 classes.  All sign ups must be for either Tuesday or Wednesday, cannot fluctuate. You will need to set your dates for attending in advance. Attendance is still limited to 5 students per class.

Non-Member cost for the full 13 week session is $807.95 (incl HST). Cost for 3 weeks is $186.45 (incl HST). Member cost for the full 13 week session is $746.99 (incl HST), cost for 3 weeks is
$172.38 (incl HST) Members cannot sign up on line – only at the sales desk with cash or debit, or by e-transfer. Should you wish to register for 4, 5, 7, 9 or 11 weeks, please contact Donna to arrange for a quote and payment options.

Refund Policy:
No refund will be given if notice of withdrawal is not received at least 10 days in advance
of the start date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20%. Any refund can
be transferred to another class or purchase of items in the Pottery Shop (via a gift
certificate) at full value.

Spring Sale!

Our Spring Sale is here!  Friday April 19, 10-6, Saturday April 20, 10-5 and Sunday April 21, 10-4.  Shop for Mother’s Day.  Shop with Mom! Are there teachers’ gifts you’d like to source?  We have a lot of great mugs, yarn bowls and some garden pottery too!  This is the largest spring show we have had in a long time and the selection is wonderful.  We also have work from 5 of our newer potters to check out.  Come see us this weekend!



Holiday Wishes

As Chair of the Board for KPG, I would like to take a minute to thank all of our wonderful customers, students and members.  We never thought we would grow as much as we have during Covid and we are very thankful for all of you.  This year has been the first full year of classes, sales and summer camp, since 2019.  We have been very happy to welcome all of you back and introduce your new friends to our great shop, teachers and members.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2024.  

The Guild will be closed for business and regular operations from December 24, 2023 – January 3, 2024, opening again on January 4th.  Classes will begin the week of January 8th and as of this writing, there are still a few spaces left.  

From all of us, to all of you, we hope you have a healthy and happy holiday season, and we wish you the brightest, and most creative New Year.

Holiday Sale Thanks!

We have to say that we were blown away this past weekend by all the wonderful visitors to our sale.  Despite it being the touted Black Friday weekend, we were humbled to discover how many of you love to shop locally.  Our potters and our Guild are very thankful.  The shop is still open until December 22 should you need another gift on your list.  

KPG Annual Holiday Sale This Weekend!

Our annual Holiday Sale begins tomorrow (Friday Nov 24) at 10am!  We have 20 members participating including 5 newer members who have never been in the sale before.  The studio looks fabulous with all the colours and lights and we are so looking forward to seeing you this weekend! 


Square hand built tray with carved loon - Cathy Allen
Cathy Allen
Large teal grey mug with thumb rest and throwing lines. White inside. Darlene Malcolm-Moran
Darlene Malcolm-Moran
A mug, small handled casserole and bird shaped pitcher in Heather Brooks' cream and blue glaze combination
Heather Brooks
White speckled clay with white glaze round vase holding colourful flowers.  Emily Vail
Emily Vail
Hand built house garden sculpture.  With blue Dutch style roof.  Raku fired - Jane Turner
Jane Turner
Grey tiles with compass stars impressed into the clay - Holly McGillis
Holly McGillis
Brown and gold carved large platter with handles in Grecian style - Karina Bates
Karina Bates
Two Santa Gnome decorations - Jean Moloney
Jean Moloney
Painted blue grasses on porcelain plate - Priya Harding
Priya Harding
A variety of mugs - Lillian Forester
Lillian Forester
Ovalish platter, hand built, painted and carved with a pilieated woodpecker - Sue Flanagan
Sue Flanagan
Blue wave mugs with tree and cloud like texture and red clay applique buttons at the top of the handles - Sara Purves
Sara Purves

Throwing Large Workshop

This is for any intermediate wheel throwing potter looking to get over the hump of that tricky amount of 1kg – 1.5kg (2.2 – 3.3 lbs) and throw larger.  We will be looking at most aspects of throwing larger, from working on bigger forms to trimming and glazing.  This is a short 3 week intensive workshop, taking place on Tuesday afternoons, Noon – 2:30 from November  21 – December 5.  Concentration will be on bowl forms, but other forms may be considered depending on the student’s goals.  Karina Bates is your teacher for this workshop and she regularly teaches the intermediate/advanced classes here at the Guild.  

Cost for this workshop is $169.50 for members (inc HST) and $186.45 for non-members (inc HST).  All materials and firing are included.  Registration can be made in the Pottery Shop or via etransfer – please contact our Admin, Donna, for details.

light red clay large bowl decorated with white slip and intricate sgraffito inside and medallions outsideLarge berry bowl and plate painted with cobalt blue slip and carved through. Filled with bananas and cherry tomatoes

Summer Clay & Play Camp!

We are filling up fast for our popular Summer Clay & Play Camp.  Our facility is air conditioned and open, giving your children comfort and a safe place to breathe in these smokey and hot summer days.  If your child is interested in the arts, our week long day camp is for them.  Ages 7-12 (we do have a Teen week in August for those 13-17), running from 9 a.m to 4 p.m Monday-Friday, we spend most of the week playing with clay.  Please visit our Camp page for more details or don’t hesitate to contact us via email or phone: 705-742-4979. 

One of our week 1 campers building her castle shaped candle holder
One of our first week campers making a castle shaped candle holder.

Teen working on finishing a hand built mug

Campers displaying finished projects for parents
Campers displaying finished projects
Kawartha Potters' Guild