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Covid-19 Update – January 5, 2022

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The Provincial Government announced new Covid restrictions effective Jan 5th for 21 days; we are back to a modified Stage 2 which means KPG will be closed for all in-person activity.

The classes slated to start the week of January 10th have been postponed to the week of January 24th.

We can keep the Gallery Shop open for retail therapy, with a maximum of 3 people in the facility at a time (not including staff/volunteer), with 6’ distancing, full mask and sanitizing on entry.

Members can do drop off and pick ups, purchase clay, tools, etc., however, we ask them to call or email to confirm date and time to ensure we don’t exceed our numbers. We will have either Kristina, Donna or Noreen at the Guild Tues – Fri from 1-5 for customers to shop and members to do their drops/pick ups.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna directly.

Last Day for Shopping at KPG!

Our Xmas tree decorated with hand made ornaments

The Guild Pottery Shop is open today 11 – 5 p.m. for your last minute gift shopping!  We have many great gift items from mugs for your coffee & tea drinkers to wine goblets, platters, teapots, coffee filter holders, tablet and phone stands, tree ornaments, vases, jewelry, gift cards (made by our members) and much more.  We still carry items from the other members of the Artisans’ Centre; the Kawartha Woodturners Guild, the Gourd Society and the Spinners and Weavers Guild.  If you can’t decide, we have gift certificates that don’t expire and are good for any product or service we offer.  Our knowledgeable volunteers can help you with your decisions. 

Our gift cards made by members and a selection of potteryMug wall showing examples of all mugs we have in stock




Display of colourful woven scarves and pots





Kind Words

We have a ballot each year and ask if people want to be on our mailing list (some do, no pressure) and if they have any comments.

We thought we would share a small sampling of comments as they were very nice this year.

“Love this show”

“Starts off my Christmas”

“Yearly Pilgrimage”

“Wonderful Stuff”

“Miss your Spring Show”

“Great Variety”

“Love Hurly Burly”

“Could do with some larger soup bowls, the ones I’ve found are too small”

“Wonderful, Christmas Gifts Galore!”

“Super, mega, awesome”

“Amazing items, so hard to choose, I want one of everything!”

“I visit every year for unique, local gifts”

Thank you to everyone who visited and who has supported us in our move to our permanent location.

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Get your last minute gifts

Here are our hours for over the Christmas holiday.  We have a variety of pottery, beautiful wood turned bowls as well as scarves and bags from some talented weavers in the gallery at 993 Talwood Drive.  Don’t forget to come in the entrance via the parking lot.

Our hours over Christmas holidays are:

Friday, Dec. 21 – 11am – 6pm
Sat. Dec. 22 – 10am – 5pm
Sunday Dec. 23 – special opening day
Monday Dec. 24 special opening day 11am  to 2pm
Thurs. Dec. 27 – 11am – 6pm
Fri. Dec 28  – 11am – 6pm
Sat. Dec. 29 10am – 5pm

We’ll be closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday (New Year’s Day)


Our Gallery is now officially open!

KPG gallery
The gallery is now open.

We opened our gallery to the public officially yesterday (although, we’ve had some sales from curious shoppers already).  Our official opening hours are:

Tuesday  – Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 5pm

There is new work from our guild members as well as work you have loved and know from George Stewart at Park Street Pottery.  This is the perfect place to buy that one of a kind gift for a wedding or Christmas!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

First meeting at 993 Talwood Drive

The gallery space is starting to come together

We had our first meeting at our first permanent home last night.  It was great fun.  The place is coming together and the gallery is starting to look pretty good.  We only have a small selection of pots from a few potters at the moment, but soon we will have a full complement.  Take a look at the space so far!

We had a wonderful talk and slideshow from Yael Novak, and we got to see her collections and “families” of pots and platters.  She brought her lovely and helpful husband, who helped us put away the chairs!

Pumpkin Tea Light

We now have our classes all listed and we are offering the option of paying with Paypal now.  That should be useful for people who live further out to get signed up.  Darlene Malcolm-Moran brought in a sample of the Pumpkin Tea Lights that we will be making for our October 20th  Family Clay Time class.  It is so cute!  You’ll want to make your own in time for Halloween.  You can sign up one of the other classes that are being offered as well, also on the classes page.

We were mentioned in the Peterborough Examiner yesterday as well, and we will include a copy of that article when we can get our hands on it. (they were sold out at the local shop last night)

We are looking forward to getting the place fully organized in the coming month and look out for a Open House sometime in November.  We’ll certainly send you an invite!

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