To Teach, To Learn, To Share

Potters Guild members create magic from Clay

We had an article in The Peterborough Examiner on December 22nd written by Joanne Culley.  It was a nice article talking about the guild and our recent Christmas Show.

We attach it here, please click on the image to be able to read it in a larger format.

For another article featuring our sale and a few images, go to The Peterborough Examiner website.

The Peterborough Examiner

Liz Willoughby – wonderful presentation

We were honoured to have Liz Willoughby presenting on Monday, May 13th at the Kawartha Potters Guild.  She was very interesting and showed us how she puts together her Uwers with their spouts.  Very good tips from a pro.

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!

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.

Peterborough Examiner Article

We got a mention in the Monday October edition of Joanne Culley’s Otonabee column.  And George got his picture in the paper too!  To see the article, click here, but the text is below.

Potters guild Establishes Permanent Space

George Stewart is our first potter in residence

The Kawartha Potters Guild is in the process of settling into the main floor of the building at 993 Talwood Drive, formerly the Kingswood Recreation Centre.

” After 17 years of not having a permanent home, we are leasing this facility so that we have a place where we can teach pottery, display work in a retail gallery and offer studio space for rent to potters who do not have their own studios,” says Lillian Forester, program chair.

Potter George Stewart, formerly of Park Street Pottery, has joined the guild in their new home and is their first “potter in residence,” she says.

The guild has approximately 30 members and is welcoming new members at a cost of $45 per year.  The group meets on the second Monday of each month, except for July and August.  members are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings, can attend all workshops, participate in the Christmas sale, sell in the gallery space, enjoy access to studio space, clay and glazes, attend the pit-fire or Raku day during the summer, as well as teach classes.  The next monthly meeting is tonight, October 1, because of Thanksgiving.  Classes are being offered in early October.

“We are offering a Family Clay Day on Saturday October 20 where participants will make their own pottery pumpkin tea light, just in time for Halloween,” says Forester.  “We will be having a grand opening later this month, and would like to acknowledge the contribution that the Grade 10 construction students from Kenner Collegiate have made in helping us prepare our new space.  What those kids did for us was absolutely amazing!”

For more information, please call 705-742-4979, email or visit

Kawartha Potters' Guild