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2020 Holiday Sale Profile – Karina Bates

Karina (Horus Eye Pottery) has been an active potter for about 16 years and teaches at the Kawartha Potters Guild, when not managing her farm, or working in her studio. Her work is strongly influenced by medieval, and especially middle eastern designs and ornamentation. She also very much enjoys making reproduction pottery for the re-enactment community.
In 2016, Karina participated in the Fusion Mentorship program under Michelle Mendlowitz, and in 2018, she travelled to Icheon, Korea with 5 other members of the Guild, to learn techniques from Korean pottery masters. Also in 2018, Karina was accepted into the KPG Juried show at the Peterborough Art Gallery and was honoured to win the Design Award from Angelo di Petta.
You can find Karina’s work in our Pottery Shop, on her webpage (and via Facebook)  Karina is also part of two musical groups: Hardwood Cat and Hurly Burly.
The sale continues every day until December 23rd.  Book your appointment here or take your chances at the door (space is limited so booking an appointment is guaranteed).
bowl painted with blue, green and black slip and carved through in floral patterns - Karina Batessyrup jar with carved maple leaves - Karina Bates

2020 Holiday Sale Profile – Cathy Allen

two mugs carved with herons on the shore - Cathy Allen

Cathy strives to make decorative functional pottery that enhances and beautifies our everyday lives. Simple carving techniques and patterns in her thrown pieces give way to the curves of our own life’s pathways. She hopes you will enjoy her pieces!  

Our sale continues every day until December 23rd.  Book your appointment here, or take your chances at the door.

carved green and white trillium mugs - Cathy AllenCathy Allen decorating a teapot on the wheel

carved plates and mugs fresh out of the kiln - Cathy Allen

2020 Holiday Sale Profile – John & Carole Bandurchin

They make pottery that is both functional and decorative, and some pieces that are primarily decorative. Carole has been a potter since 1979 and John began making pieces in 2000.  Most pieces are thrown, but they also do hand building and extruding.
Remember to reserve your shopping trip with our new booking system.  Due to COVID-19 we are spacing out how many people are in the store at a time!  
Pitcher and matching short goblets in black glaze with coloured textured glaze - Bandurhinsextruded rectangular leaning teapot in black glaze with textured coloured glaze - Bandurchins
green aladdin style teapot with coloured textured glaze - Bandurchinsgreen serving bowl with coloured textured glaze on outside - Bandurchins

2020 Holiday Sale Profile – JoAnne Connell-Northey

holiday poster for sale featuring JoAnne Connell-Northey
“I have been able to enjoy making pottery for many years.  My main focus is functional pottery.  I also enjoy making decorative raku pottery and sculptures. Living on a farm allows me to appreciate the peaceful countryside, beautiful old barns, the wildflowers, and the many lakes in this area, which I often portray on my pottery. Family, friends and travel are all very important to me.”
Our Holiday sale is a bit different this year.  Make sure you reserve your holiday shopping trip with our new booking system.
Copper raku vase with carving - JoAnne Connell-Northeywhite mug with painted farm scene - JoAnne Connell-Northey
hand built white plate with angled corners, painted with farm scene - JoAnne Connell-Northeymetallic green conical raku vase with spiral carving - JoAnne Connell-Northey

Holiday Sale Profile – Anne Young

Holiday poster showing some of Anne Young's work
Anne Young grew up in Peterborough and took her first pottery class while still in High School at TASS. After finishing a Fashion merchandising course at Fleming Collage in the mid 1970’s Anne took the night school level 1, 2 & 3 pottery courses that were offered at Fleming by Gary Moxum. This bloomed into a full time career that has lasted over 45 years. Anne continues taking courses to improve her knowledge of glazing & design.
Anne’s pieces are designed to appeal to a variety of tastes her work is easily recognized by the spirited swirled handles, colourful glazes and bark like texture on the outside of some pieces. New Horsehair fired Raku work with feathers and sugar will be available at the KPG Christmas Show this year.
Anne is an avid downhill and cross country skier in the winter, golfing, fishing and loves her garden at home and cottage in the summer. Their 2 grown children are also very artistic, creative and active. Lots of fun!
Anne bought an electric wheel and kiln, glaze ingredients and clay in 1976 and has never looked back. In 1977 she married Greg Young an engineer at GE and they built a house and studio in the country side just west of Peterborough.
Anne always has enjoyed working with her hands. The magic of clay to create functional and decorative items that can be used in the house has always pleased her. Anne has sold her work at craft shows and in Galleries across Ontario including The Gallery on the Lake, The Art Loft, The Melting Pot plus the KPG gallery just to name a few. Her work can be found in houses all around the world.
Anne and a friend Lynn Self, created the “Autumn Treasures Fine Art and Craft Show” in 1989. Anne is proud of this wonderful show that showcases artist from all artistic creative fields. . Unfortunately it is on hold this year, but back next year at the Canoe Museum.
Our Christmas (Winter) show is going to happen this year with a bit of a twist. It will be from Dec. 11 – 23. With 18 potter’s and the gallery open for shoppers. You will have to sign up on line for a one half-hour spot for shopping. We will let up to 6 people into the gallery at a time.
Anne Young in her studioBlue carved covered casserole, blue & bark garlic keeper and blue and bark butter dish - Anne Young

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!

Board Members Wanted!

picture showing current distancing protocols in place in camp area

 The Board is looking for new Board members.  Board members do not need to be a potter, or a Guild member.  If you are interested, or know someone who would be willing to be nominated, please contact our Board Chair, Ann Hobday.  

Members, please consider attending, via Zoom, our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2020.  There are many decisions that need Guild member approval, including the above voting in of new Board members.  More details are available on the Members side of the website.


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