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Holiday Sale Profile – Karina Bates

Holiday Profile - Karina Bates

Karina (Horus Eye Pottery) has been an active potter for about 15 years and just recently took the plunge
into working full-time in her studio. Her work is strongly influenced by medieval, and especially middle eastern designs and ornamentation. She also very much enjoys making reproduction pottery for the re-enactment community. 

In 2016, Karina participated in the Fusion Mentorship program under Michelle Mendlowitz, and in 2018, she travelled to Icheon, Korea with 5 other members of the Guild, to learn techniques from Korean pottery masters. Also in 2018, Karina was accepted into the KPG Juried show at the Peterborough Art Gallery and was honoured to win the Design Award from Angelo di Petta.

You can find Karina’s work in our Pottery Shop and she will also be participating in the 2019 Holiday Sale from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. When she is not in her pottery studio, Karina is part of two musical groups; Hardwood Cat and Hurly Burly.

Slipped and carved large bowl - Karina BatesTeapot in bisque - Karina BatesPainted plate - Karina Bates

Holiday Sale Profile – Sara Purves

Sara started taking pottery classes four years ago after retiring from her job as a teacher and administrator. Pottery has been a creative outlet for her, as well as providing lots of opportunities to keep learning. Sara finds it very inspiring to take something that you think is beautiful out of the kiln knowing that you created it! She enjoys hand-building and throwing; “both methods of working with clay are harder than they look but the possibilities are endless.”

It’s been so great to see Sara grow at our guild; we can’t wait to see what she brings to our sale this year!

White bowl with texturePottery flower stakes for your gardenBlue textured bear xmas ornament

Holiday Sale Profile – Brenda Sullivan

Rack Card promo for Brenda Sullivan

Brenda’s creations are based on natural elements that pre-date recorded history. Dragons, Mythology,
and a touch of Art Nouveau are found in a variety of pieces that Brenda creates. She has both feet firmly
planted in the ceramics world, one in funk-tional, the other in sculpture.

Brenda continues to expand her repertoire , testing new forms and ideas. She will continue to grow her
new series “Jelly Bean Row Pots” based on the colourful houses from her Newfoundland origins. Nature
inspired sculptures are always on the horizon of possibilities.

You will find Brenda’s and 27 other potters’ work at our Annual Holiday Sale, November 29 – December 1, 2019 at our Talwood location.


East Coast Dory by Brenda SullivanBlue dragon teapot by Brenda SullivanFish painted on a platter by Brenda Sullivan

KPG Holiday Sale!

Cookie Jar by John and Carole Bandurchin

Even though the summer isn’t over yet, our artisans are busy at work designing and making beautiful pieces for you to peruse at our annual Holiday Sale.  This year’s sale is on Friday,  November 29, 2-8 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The sale will be at our Talwood location.  Mark your calendars!  Keep an eye on this space as we update you on what to expect at our sale this year.

Landscape tumblers and bowls by Cathy Allen
Cathy Allen
Tug boat by Brenda Sullivan
Brenda Sullivan
Grey candle holder by Lillian Forester
Lillian Forester