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Teresa Dunlop Demonstration Workshop

Teresa Dunlop posing with one of her pieces

We are very pleased to welcome Teresa Dunlop to the KPG on Sunday, May 24th for a demonstration workshop.  Teresa may be best known for her very colourful functional work, but she also enjoys manipulating thrown work and wood firing the results.  This will be a fun day full of useful information and inspiration for participants to take back to their own studios.  Teresa will demonstrate throwing, manipulation of thrown work and how to put multiple pieces together.  The workshop runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break for lunch, and is open to 15 participants.  Registration is available here.  Please visit Teresa’s website for more information about her and her work.  

Wood fired thrown and manipulated basket - Teresa DunlopWood fired bowl with applied decoration - Teresa Dunlop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright, multi-coloured lidded jar - Teresa Dunlop

Thomas Aitken visits KPG

3 pitchers in varying sizes by Thomas Aitken

Our February Guild meeting will feature celebrated local potter, Thomas Aitken.  

Thomas collaborates with wife Kate Hyde in their Warsaw studio. They create functional, hand produced porcelain pieces that “delight the eye and please the touch.”He is a highly skilled professional potter who holds a Masters in Ceramics. Thomas is accomplished in so many areas we have asked him to demonstrate/discuss several, diverse topics.  You can visit Thomas and Kate’s website here.

*Handles (that don’t crack)
*Lids & knobs
*Nesting bowls, (precision throwing)
*His wonderful glazes
*Healthy throwing practices

His previous visits have been well received, so we know this is going to be another great meeting.

Colourful painted birds by Kate Hyde on a plate thrown by Thomas AitkenBlue & white nesting mixing bowls - Thomas Aitken

Peterborough Garden Show

We had a great time participating in the Peterborough Garden Show this past weekend (April 8-10, 8 – 4pm at the Evinrude Centre). We demonstrate throwing and showing off some of what the Guild and the ACP can supply for one’s gardens.
Thank you to all that attended, and then came around to the gallery to shop!  We are happy to see everyone.

Heritage Day at Buckhorn

A great experience for us at Heritage Day at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Feb. 15th. Lots of demonstrations of heritage crafts both inside and outside the building, as well as outdoor activities for the kids.

June Goodwin did her usual magic with the children, creating lots of small bowls. George Stewart finished the day with the kids (and one adult) making bowls and a flower pot. Vicky Kilner and Lillian Forester had the opportunity of talking with the parents and grandparents about the guild and the gallery, as well as promoting the kids camp this summer. A very successful day with plenty of happy faces on the children.