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Peterborough Examiner Article

We got a mention in the Monday October edition of Joanne Culley’s Otonabee column.  And George got his picture in the paper too!  To see the article, click here, but the text is below.

Potters guild Establishes Permanent Space

George Stewart is our first potter in residence

The Kawartha Potters Guild is in the process of settling into the main floor of the building at 993 Talwood Drive, formerly the Kingswood Recreation Centre.

” After 17 years of not having a permanent home, we are leasing this facility so that we have a place where we can teach pottery, display work in a retail gallery and offer studio space for rent to potters who do not have their own studios,” says Lillian Forester, program chair.

Potter George Stewart, formerly of Park Street Pottery, has joined the guild in their new home and is their first “potter in residence,” she says.

The guild has approximately 30 members and is welcoming new members at a cost of $45 per year.  The group meets on the second Monday of each month, except for July and August.  members are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, can attend all workshops, participate in the Christmas sale, sell in the gallery space, enjoy access to studio space, clay and glazes, attend the pit-fire or Raku day during the summer, as well as teach classes.  The next monthly meeting is tonight, October 1, because of Thanksgiving.  Classes are being offered in early October.

“We are offering a Family Clay Day on Saturday October 20 where participants will make their own pottery pumpkin tea light, just in time for Halloween,” says Forester.  “We will be having a grand opening later this month, and would like to acknowledge the contribution that the Grade 10 construction students from Kenner Collegiate have made in helping us prepare our new space.  What those kids did for us was absolutely amazing!”

For more information, please call 705-742-4979, email or visit www.kawarthapottersguild.com

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