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2020 Holiday Sale Profile – Priya Harding

porcelain mugs hand painted with white pine trees in cobalt blue - Priya Harding

Priya first met clay in the late 1970s, and has loved it ever since. Many years and workshops later, she still practices, failes, experiments, and explores. The flow of throwing, and then the creative work of painting and incising designs remain her passions. The designs of bright poppies, sunny lemons, and fish among water weeds that Priya is playing with now originated in efforts to bring more colour to her pieces during FUSION’s 2016-17 Creative Directions programme. Since then a KPG group trip to Korea in 2018 and memories of places like Portugal, southern France, and the northern shores of Lake Superior have all influenced her work. Priya’s  love for clay continues, as does her intent to create pottery that is both functional and a pleasure for the senses.

Come see Priya’s and other members’ work during our sale, on now every day until December 23rd.  Please book an appointment here.  Drop-ins are welcome but our space is limited and we may ask that you wait or reschedule.  

porcelain mug painted and carved with blue feathers - Priya Hardingporcelain bowls with painted and carved lemons - Priya Harding









Latte style mug in blue with white lines reminiscent of surf - Priya HardingPriya working in her studio

Holiday Profile – Priya Harding

Promo rack card for Priya Harding

Priya first trained informally in the late 1970s, in high-fire porcelain. Soon after, she set up her own studio, to make wheel-thrown mid-fire porcelain and stoneware.

Throwing and working on brushwork and sgraffito designs are her pottery loves. Years and workshops later, Priya still finds much to explore. She is currently building on work she began while part of FUSION’s 2016-17 Creative Directions program to bring colour to her pieces.

Priya’s work was among those selected for the 2018 Kawartha Potters Guild juried exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Creating functional pieces that are a pleasure to hold, look at, and use continues to be her primary goal.

Only a few more sleeps now until the sale and we know Priya and the rest of our potters are in a frenzie to get everything finished.  We look forward to seeing you next weekend!

Large white bowl with painted poppies - Priya HardingTall black and smoke blue tumbler - Priya Harding

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