Inspired by traditional Japanese Raku pottery, this beautiful lidded Raku vase has been donated by Anne Young who is a member of the Kawartha Potters Guild.
This one-of-a-kind vase is just a sampling of the fabulous pottery that has been donated for Celebrate Ceramics.
Celebrate Ceramics is on April 8th, 7-9pm.
Tickets to this event are limited, so make sure you don’t miss out, pick up your ticket at the Kawartha Potters Guild located at 933 Talwood Dr. in Peterborough (open from Tuesday to Friday: 1-5pm). Alternatively, you can email Donna O’Brien, or phone the Guild (705) 742-4979 to purchase your ticket.
Tickets are $75 and in addition to choosing a beautiful piece of pottery to take home, there will be live music, complimentary food and a glass of wine! You can bring a friend for $25. Just remember that the $25 ticket price does not entitle that ticket holder to take home a piece of pottery.
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 has been making pottery since the 70’s and has the Autumn Treasure’s show in Peterborough as well as ours, all in the same month! Here is Anne below, working on some pieces for her upcoming shows.