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2020 Holiday Sale Profile – JoAnne Connell-Northey

holiday poster for sale featuring JoAnne Connell-Northey
“I have been able to enjoy making pottery for many years.  My main focus is functional pottery.  I also enjoy making decorative raku pottery and sculptures. Living on a farm allows me to appreciate the peaceful countryside, beautiful old barns, the wildflowers, and the many lakes in this area, which I often portray on my pottery. Family, friends and travel are all very important to me.”
Our Holiday sale is a bit different this year.  Make sure you reserve your holiday shopping trip with our new booking system.
Copper raku vase with carving - JoAnne Connell-Northeywhite mug with painted farm scene - JoAnne Connell-Northey
hand built white plate with angled corners, painted with farm scene - JoAnne Connell-Northeymetallic green conical raku vase with spiral carving - JoAnne Connell-Northey

Holiday Sale Profile – Anne Young

Holiday poster showing some of Anne Young's work
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 Young in her studioBlue carved covered casserole, blue & bark garlic keeper and blue and bark butter dish - Anne Young

Holiday Sale – Save the Dates!

poster showing dates of 2020 Holiday sale

Our annual and well loved Holiday Sale is on for this year!  It will be a bit different this year in order to keep everyone safe.  It will run for 12 days at our Talwood location, from Friday December 11th, 2020 to Wednesday December 23rd, 2020. 

Stay tuned on how you’ll be able to sign up for a personal shopping experience!  More information to come!

Holiday Profile – Dorothy Meddows-Taylor

Promo rack card for Dorothy Meddows-Taylor

Dorothy Meddows-Taylor specializes in wheel thrown & hand painted animal mugs. Her inspiration comes from wildlife local to Ontario. During our Spring sales she paints young animals with their parents, and adult animals in Fall/Winter scenes for our Holiday sales.

Dorothy is a graduate of the Haliburtion School of Fine Arts Ceramic program, and a studio member at the Kawartha Potters Guild. This Holiday sale is her second, and we’re excited to see what animal mugs she brings to the sale.

Come see Dorothy’s and almost 30 other member potters’ work this weekend, Nov 29 – Dec. 1.  Check our news section or main page for details.

Tall white mug with painting of a chickadee - Dorothy Meddows-Taylor
Dorothy Meddows-Taylor
Mug with deer by Dorothy Meddows-Taylor
Dorothy Meddows-Taylor

KPG Annual Sale a Holiday Tradition!

Rack card for 2019 holiday sale

Our popular Holiday sale runs this weekend from Friday, Nov 29 – Sunday, Dec 1, 2019.  Our doors open at 2 pm sharp on Friday till 8 pm.  Saturday we are open from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.  The sales committee has worked really hard this year to bring you a fabulous show with almost 30 potters – all of whom you can look at in our Featured Potters section or on our Facebook page.  Along with our show potters, you will find some of our other members’ work in our Shop, as well as work from members of the Artisan’s Centre (Kawartha Woodturners Guild, Kawartha Gourders and the Peterborough Spinners & Weavers Guild).  

If you haven’t been to our Talwood location before, it heads west off Goodfellow and there is really good parking behind the building.  Our main entrance is from that parking lot.

We will be offering refreshments and have demonstrations as well throughout the weekend.  

We look forward to seeing you.

Tall white mug with painting of a chickadee - Dorothy Meddows-Taylor
Dorothy Meddows-Taylor
Small bowls and tumblers in muted palettes - Kelly Zatorski
Kelly Zatorski
Shallow wood fired bowl with beige, brown and reddish accents - Ann Randeraad
Ann Randeraad
Green rectangular tray with bicycle decoration - Ann Hobday
Ann Hobday
3 footed pedestal bowl in light blue & cream - Darlynne Colmer
Darlynne Colmer
Chip & Dip platter in greys - Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks






Square tray, teal with dark green vine leaves - Jeanne Cook

Blue plate with cheese knife - Forester
Lillian Forester
Black pitcher and matching goblets - Bandurchin
Carole & John Bandurchin

Jeanne Cook

Bowl with painted farm scene - JoAnne Connell-Northey
JoAnne Connell-Northey





Covered jar with blue glaze and cracked textured treatment - Malcolm-Moran

3 mugs decorated with queen anne's lace imprint in different colours
Ginny Clark

Darlene Malcolm-Moran

Light gold and black horsehair & feather raku - Anne Young
Anne Young

Blue milk jug with wax relief leaves, gas fired - Dan Hill
Dan Hill

Dk blue oval tray with handles - Jo Ryan
Jo Ryan

Pottery leaf plate - Diane Hancock
Diane Hancock
Painted plate - Karina Bates
Karina Bates
Blue textured bear xmas ornament
Sara Purves







Fish painted on a platter by Brenda Sullivan
Brenda Sullivan
Large white bowl with painted poppies - Priya Harding
Priya Harding


Holiday Profile – Kelly Zatorski

Promo rack card for Kelly Zatorski
“For me, pottery allows for an escape from a busy life – finding the creative process to be meditative and therapeutic, I look forward to any chance to get on the wheel. I am inspired by modern design and love clean lines and a simple palette. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces at the sale!”
Come visit Kelly and almost 30 other potters this weekend at 993 Talwood.  We open at 2 pm tomorrow afternoon!
Small bowls and tumblers in muted palettes - Kelly ZatorskiThe pure white of bisqued work before glaze, stacked bowls and tumblers - Kelly Zatorski

Holiday Profile – Ann Randeraad

Promo rack card for Ann Randeraad
Ann Randeraad is a clay artist, who is predominantly self taught. She has been throwing and building with clay for about 25 years. Her passion for clay has grown year by year, as clay offers an absolutely endless opportunity of learning possibilities.  Her works are mostly functional She has transitioned from electric firing to wood firing and now glaze fires with wood alone. This method of firing is very labour intensive, but it is very rewarding.
Come see Ann’s and almost 30 other talented potters’ work at our Talwood location this weekend, beginning tomorrow at 2pm!
Tall wood fired, scale textured bowl - Ann RanderaadShallow wood fired bowl with beige, brown and reddish accents - Ann Randeraad

Holiday Profile – Ann Hobday

Promo rack card for Ann Hobday
“I have been experimenting in clay and taught ceramics as part of Visual Arts in secondary school for two decades. Since retirement I have switched to hand building in stoneware. Being outdoors keeps me grounded and in tune with earth’s rhythms. I look for ways to incorporate nature themes and motifs in functional slab plates, bowls, bird houses/feeders, seasonal ornaments and jewelry. I miss teaching. Recently, I volunteered to share handbuilding techniques with adults of all ages. Ceramics and teaching is keeping me excited about life. “

Long white tray with dragonflies and green leaves - Ann HobdayGreen rectangular tray with bicycle decoration - Ann HobdayLight blue bowl with leaf impression - Ann Hobday

Holiday Profile – Jeanne Cook

Promo rack card for Jeanne Cook
Jeanne enjoys working in many different media and has been potting off and on for quite some time.  She started working with mud at the Potters’ Studio in Toronto, concentrating on functional pieces. When Jeanne moved to Peterborough she thought her potting days were over, but then she discovered the Kawartha Potters’ Guild and was hooked again. She enjoy painting simple designs on my pots, like holly, birds, flowers, and leaves.  Her work is precise and detailed and always a hit.  You will find her work and many more potters this coming weekend Nov 29 – Dec 1 at our Talwood location.

Dark blue berry bowl with tray - Jeanne CookSquare tray, teal with dark green vine leaves - Jeanne CookDark blue butter dish - Jeanne Cook
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