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2020 Holiday Sale Profile – Darlene Malcolm-Moran

Agateware jar in red, white and black clays - 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 many colours of stoneware, combining them with her bright clay slips and food safe glazes.
Our sale runs until December 23, 2020.  Drop-ins are welcome, however attendance in any one time slot is limited to six visitors.  You can book a half hour appointment for your convenience by using this form.  We are open Friday 11-8,  Saturday 10-5, and Sunday – Wednesday 11-5.  
Lidded jar with exterior decorative cracking glazed in a pearlescent red - Darlene Malcolm-MoranLarge jar with unusual shape and lid, decorative exterior cracking of the clay and a translucent grey glaze - Darlene Malcolm-Moran
Darlene Malcolm-Moran at work in her studio

KPG Throwing & Trimming Skills Improvement Week!

Blue & yellow painted plate - Darlene Malcolm-Moran

We are very pleased to be offering another workshop with Darlene Malcolm-Moran.  This workshop will take place the week of July 27 – 31, 2020, and is open to all potters who can centre and throw a 6 inch bowl, cylinder and plate.  The goals for this week are to improve your throwing skills to create well-balanced consistent pottery and learn to finish your pottery with good design, function, and craftsmanship.  Maximum : 8 students, $340.00 plus H.S.T. 

For further information, or to register, please visit here.

3 mugs in blue & brown and gold & brown - Darlene Malcolm-MoranCeledon green covered jar with applied leaves - Darlene Malcolm-Moran

New Mentorship Program

picture of Darlene

Wow!  The mentorship program is now full.  If you missed this opportunity to work with Darlene this way, or wish extra class time with her, please note that she does teach the Tuesday afternoon Int/Adv classes (12:30-3pm) and beginning with the Nearly Spring Session – starting Feb 18, she will also be teaching the evening Int/Adv class (6:30-9pm).  Registration is available from our calendar or classes page.

We are very pleased to be able to offer our members a Mentorship Program with Darlene Malcolm-Moran.  Darlene has been a long-standing member of the KPG and is a graduate of Sheridan College School of Design in Ceramics (1976).  She has taught both youth and adults at our Guild in regular classes as well as single, multi-part and week-long workshops.  This Mentorship consists of 5 meetings beginning March 8, 2020 and culminating in a public exhibit of finished work at the Guild during November of 2020.  To register, click here.  Only current members in good standing will be accepted to participate.  


Black & white vase
Darlene’s Vase chosen for 2018 Inspired Mud juried show

Throwing demonstration with Darlene

Holiday Profile – Darlene Malcolm-Moran

Promo rack card for Darlene Malcolm-Moran

Darlene Malcolm-Moran enjoys marbling a variety of clays and layering her glazes on the simple clean forms she throws. Beauty, form, function, and fine craftsmanship are equally important to every piece of pottery she has created since graduating from Sheridan’s College Ceramics/Design in 1976. Her functional stoneware pottery is a pleasure to use and is food, oven, and dishwasher safe.  Darlene has been involved with the Guild for many years and currently teaches a very popular advanced class.

Blue & yellow decorated plate - Malcolm-MoranCovered jar with blue glaze and cracked textured treatment - Malcolm-MoranSet of gold and amber bowls - Malcolm-Moran

Wax & Glaze Application Workshop

Picture of Glaze tongs

Learn how to apply clean wax lines and to use glazing methods that will enhance your bisque pottery. Improve your understanding on how different types of cone 6 glazes appear on different types of cone 6 clay bodies.

This workshop will run over 2 days, on Saturday October 5 & Sunday October 6 from 1-4 p.m. each day.  The cost for this workshop is $152.55 (inc. HST) for non-members and $135.60 (inc. HST) for members.  Online registration is found here.  Members please register for this workshop in the Gallery or contact Clara at for more details.  Space is limited, so don’t delay.  Please note that if you wish your work fired at the Guild, there may be a separate charge for this.

Darlene Malcolm-Moran is our teacher for this really informative workshop.  We run this workshop periodically to assist potters with glaze application issues.  Darlene is one of our popular teachers here at KPG and you will find her attention to detail very useful in this workshop. 

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Darlene conducting a class

Throwing & Trimming Workshop

Black & white vase

Our very own Darlene Malcolm-Moran will be conducting this week-long throwing workshop at the end of August.  A popular teacher at KPG, Darlene’s work is governed by the tenants of beauty, functionality & form, as well as fine craftsmanship.  We know this class will push your skills to the next level.  This workshop is not intended for beginners, but for those already able to throw a 6″ cylinder, equivalent bowl and plate.  Improve your throwing skills to create well balanced consistent pottery. Learn how to trim and finish clay additions to your thrown pottery so all is well crafted.

Darlene conducting a class

This workshop runs the week of August 26 – 30, 2019, (Mon – Fri) from 10:00am – 4:00pm  each day ( Break: 12:30 – 1:30pm for Lunch ).  Please bring your own pottery tools and a lunch.  This workshop costs $372.90 (inc HST) for non-members and $327.70 (inc HST) for members.  Members please apply for this class in the gallery or contact Clara at for more details.  This class has a limited attendance, so don’t delay.  Online registration is here.

The itinerary for this week-long workshop:

Monday & Tuesday : Throw, throw & throw. Bigger, taller, & thinner. Bowls, cylinders, & plates.
The clay will be provided for the Monday & Tuesday classes. All pots will be cut in half to assess what steps are needed for your throwing improvements.
Wednesday : You may purchase clay from the Guild and we will be throwing pots that will be trimmed.
Thursday: Trimming your pottery. Smooth bottoms are important.
Friday: Finishing with clay additions, handles and decorating our trimmed leather hard pottery.
Discussing how to glaze these pieces.

marbled red, white & black clay tall thrown vase
One of Darlene’s vases selected for the 2018 Inspired Mud juried show.

Tea pot with matching mugs, creamer & sugar containers

We are on CHEX TV!

On November 28th, Michelle Ferrari and Teresa Kashuba visited June Goodwin’s studio to do a segment on Chex TV’s 5 O’clock show. There were at the studio for almost three hours learning to throw. You’ll see by the photos that they had a great time, and had to do the famous potter’s scene from the movie Ghost.

The program aired on November 29th on Chex TV.  Sorry this video is no longer available!

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