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Grand Opening still on!

Mayor Bennett came to cut the ribbon to formally open our premises
Mayor Bennett came to cut the ribbon to formally open our premises

We had a great day yesterday with lots of really good sports.

Mayor Bennett of Peterborough came and cut the ribbon of our new premises and then hand made a bowl that we will be selling at the YWCA’s Empty bowl event taking place on June 21st.  He has spent time making pies, we suspect!  Then we had MP Dean Del Mastro on hand in the afternoon and he threw a bowl as well!  He learned the the placement of the tongue is very important when making pottery.  We were impressed that he was able to throw a pot and keep his black suit clean!


Mike made a newsroom desk! for CHEX
Mike Judson made a newsroom desk for CHEX

The boys from CHEX, Tyler Calver and Mike Judson also made bowls on the wheel and had a great time. Mike Judson had such a good time he stayed longer and made a news desk! (Tyler wanted to stay but had a prior engagement)  It’s such a fun place here that people love to stay!

We were impressed with all of guests that came out yesterday.  What good sports.  Mike and Tyler even did a re-enactment scene from the movie Ghost. Very funny.

We are still open today from noon – 4 and we welcome all to come down and view our facilities.  You can have a go trying out building things with clay at our working area and be inspired to take a class!  We know we will see the fellows that were here yesterday again! 🙂


Here are some photos from the day.  The Spinners and Weavers as well as the Woodturners were also on hand demonstrating their art in our lovely courtyard.  There is plenty of parking, so please feel free to visit.

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)


George Stewart’s Studio is set up!

George has been working so hard for the Kawartha Potters’ Guild that he hasn’t been able to throw for at least two months (maybe more).  His fans have been missing him. But today he made great progress and has revealed some great photos on his Facebook page, which the Kawartha Potters’ guild follows.

Zen and the art of Pottery

Who wouldn’t be able to throw with this lovely setting?

First Classes Started

We had the first of our classes start yesterday, Wednesday October 17th.  We had two students for this particular class, and they were very productive!  You can see from the photos that they made a mug, a few bowls or trays and look like they were having a fun.

Don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for our new class Discover Clay for First Time Potters which starts November 7th.  See our classes page for more details.

We were at Lansdowne Place!

There are still places in Wednesday’s Family Clay Time Class


We spent a lovely day at Lansdowne Place today, throwing pots, chatting to people and telling them about the fun classes we will be having.  Look at June, full of concentration!

Call us to sign up for one of our classes.  Pottery is so much fun and you get to take home something functional when your are finished!  For those of you that think throwing on the wheel is just a bit too daunting, we have hand building classes too!

Our telephone number is 705-742-4979 or email us at



We had our first sale!

Our guild is still getting the place ready for our first art classes (see our line up of classes here) setting up the studio spaces and getting the gallery set up.  In fact, we don’t really have too many of our members’ work in the gallery yet, only a small selection to make it look good.  Yet, we have sold our first piece of work from the gallery already!

A few of our members were in the studio yesterday when a couple wandered in to see if they could buy a wedding present.  They ended up being our first sale!  They bought an $85 bowl by Anne Young and were happy to let us take their picture.

We are all very excited!

The first sale for the Kawartha Potters Guild at our new location. June is wrapping up the gift they bought for a wedding.

Gearing up for October 1st

We have our first meeting at 993 Talwood Drive on October 1st, and we are seeing progress being made on the interior.  We had a painting session and now the walls are going up and recently Carolyn Cisco was sewing material to cover them.  It is so exciting to see the mess we started out with, slowly but gradually becoming a studio and gallery and a space for meetings.  A big thank you to Kenner’s grade ten construction class (and their teacher Mr. Chislett) for the quick and professional building of our dividers.

So much work is being done by so many people.  It is heartening to see everyone pulling together for this.

We will have our phone connected by the end of today (Tuesday, September 25th) and the number is 705-742-4979.  This was the number that George Stewart used for his Park Street Pottery shop.  Please leave a message if you don’t get an answer, there should be someone there most days, and every day once we are up and running.

Classes are being advertised and we are accepting email registrations already, and hopefully will have online registrations in the near future.  You can call and find out who is in and drop off a cheque or pay cash for any course you wish to take.

Enjoy the photos of the process.

Family Clay Time

We are offering “Family Clay Time” at the Kawartha Potters’ Guild

build a pumpkin tea light in time for halloweenHave fun hand building a POTTERY PUMPKIN TEA LIGHT in time for HALLOWEEN!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 6 and up

COST: $15 per person, or $50 for a group of four.

Includes clay, glazes and firings

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Kawartha Potters' Guild