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Holiday Sale Thank You

The Guild has just concluded a very successful Holiday Sale. Thank you to all our loyal customers who continue to shop at the sale and to all the new customers who discovered us this year by following the red arrow.
A special thank you to the Sales Committee who diligently worked to provide a safe and stress free environment for holiday shopping. To all the volunteers who worked during the sale, sincere gratitude. And to the potters who have worked for the past several months creating beautiful pottery, your pottery exemplifies the quality to be found at the Kawartha Potters Guild. 

Socks Peterborough is immensely grateful for the 5 large shopping bags they received from students and customers of the Guild.

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season and peace, joy and good health in 2022.

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Wendy Spencer

Wendy refers to herself as a potaholic! Her pottery addiction began in England when she was in her twenties.
She is now retired but still enjoys the challenge of creating a perfect form out of a lump of clay. She works mainly on the wheel but loves to experiment with different techniques such as raku and pit firing. She will have some unique bird houses this year and a new item – whiskey sippers.

Black mug with red stripe - Wendy Spencer

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Joanne Connell Northey

I love the magic of making pottery! Start with a lump of clay and it can turn into something amazing! It is always a surprise when the kiln is opened.  My main focus is functional pottery, and I also enjoy making decorative raku pottery and sculpture.  Living on a farm allows me to appreciate the peaceful countryside, the beautiful old barns, the wildflowers, and the many lakes in this area, all of which I often portray on my pottery.  Family, friends and travel are all very important to me.

Our sale continues through to December 23rd.  Sale hours are Mon – Fri – Noon – 7:00 p.m., Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

White mug painted with farm scenery - Joanne Connell Northeyraku decorative pot in greens, reds and black - Joanne Connell Northey









Polar bear shaped holiday ornament - Joanne Connell NortheyDeep white bowl with farm scenery painted in black and grey around the rim - Joanne Connell Northey

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – June Goodwin

June Goodwin was born in 1951 in Meppershall, England – a rural village listed in the Domesday book from 1063. June started her artistic career studying fashion at Luton University, UK and Fabric at S.O.C.A.D. Having explored various media over the years, June now works exclusively in clay, producing practical items that are not only useful and attractive, but hopefully a joy to use. Current work is focused on surface design that uses addition and subtraction to create one of a kind surfaces.  As a member of the Kawartha Potters Guild, she has served the guild as chair, treasurer and on the programs committee. She was one of the core group of
volunteers to spear head the move to a 24/7 studio and gallery at Talwood and continues to support the guild as an instructor and by showing her work in the Gallery. Her work can also be seen at the “ARTISANity” show. She has taken numerous ceramic workshops in both Canada and the UK.  She loves teaching, and says, “You send out information and ideas, and the most amazing pieces result! I learn so much from my students.”
The guild offers many ways to try your hand with clay and many find that it centres them. June loves the Kawartha Lakes area of Ontario, Canada, which she now calls home.

Our sale continues through December 23rd.  Sale hours are Mon – Fri Noon – 5:00 p.m., Sat & Sun – 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A selection of stemless goblets decorated on the exterior with chattering inlaid with various colours - June GoodwinBowl exterior view with chattered surface inlaid with blue underglaze - June Goodwin


2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Darlene Malcolm-Moran

Since graduating from Sheridan College School of Design in 1976, Darlene has pursued many aspects of Ceramics and enjoys sharing this knowledge instructing the Intermediate/Advanced classes at the Kawartha Potters Guild.  She creates beautiful, finely crafted, functional pottery with textured and marbled surfaces. Darlene likes to use different coloured stoneware clays, combining them with her bright clay slips and food safe glazes.

Our sale continues through to December 23rd.  Our hours are:  Mon – Fri Noon – 7:00 p.m., Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Two toned green mug with throwing lines - Darlene Malcolm MoranBlue, black and white marbled one piece candlestick with glass candle holder - Darlene Malcolm Moran










Black jar with lid and red lustre glaze over decoratively cracked body - Darlene Malcolm Moran

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Liz Sine

Liz Sine – Island Pottery
Liz’s inspiration comes from nature. The natural elements of earth, water and fire are incorporated into the creating of pottery. Over her 27 years of experience in becoming a potter, Liz has acquired great satisfaction from working with clay through the layered stages that culminate with the finished pot.
The sale hours are: Mon – Friday Noon – 7pm / Sat & Sun 10 am – 5:30 pm.
Green plate carved with concentric lines and bullrush plants - Liz SineSquare plate impressed with cedar branches - Liz Sine
Teal glazed mug with pine tree - Liz SinePortrait of Liz Sine at her wheel

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Heather Brooks

I have been “potting” for more than 15 years and continue to expand my “potting” horizons. I love making functional items that have purpose and can be used everyday. With the support of the KPG Mentorship Program and Darlene Malcolm-Moran, I have been exploring the use of different clay bodies and different styles of decorating/glazing. I am really thrilled with the results!

White bowl with blue swirls - Heather BrooksHandbuilt rectangular tray glazed in gold, blue and green - Heather Brooks









Blue and gray mug and white rectangular tray with flower imprint in centre - Heather BrooksBowl, plate and square tray glazed in blue and gold - Heather Brooks

2021 Holiday Profile – Cathy Allen

Cathy strives to make decorative functional pottery that enhances and beautifies our everyday lives. Simple carving techniques and patterns on her functional wheel thrown pottery give way to the richness of life that is all around us. She hopes you will enjoy her pieces!
Just a reminder, our sale runs from the 14th to the 23rd with appointments and walk-ins available. Due to COVID-19 protocols, our show room cannot exceed capacity. So we highly recommend you book ahead or check availability to ensure you don’t have to wait!
Carved plate featuring a blue heron in cattails - Cathy AllenVase carved with dragonflies and flowers - Cathy Allen
Holiday ornaments cut in sweater shaped and painted in various patterns and colours - Cathy Allen

2021 Holiday Sale Profile – Jane Turner

I have been potting part time for 10 years, taking lots of work shops, courses and learning for the very generous pottery community. Each year I add a few new skills.  During Covid lock downs I started growing Orchids and Succulents. Turns out I have a black thumb. Even though I can’t grow plants I love making homes for them.
Dark rust glazed round mug - Jane TurnerBlue carved snowflake with cut outs - Jane Turner
Blue galaxy glazed tumbler - Jane TurnerSmall planter and tray glazed partially with a drippy greenish yellow glaze - Jane Turner
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