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KPG Spring Sale!

plate with red poppies

Our Spring Sale is happening Friday May 3, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide variety of pottery will be available for your gift giving needs. Pottery is a unique and personal gift, ideal for wedding, shower, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, teachers, birthdays or hostess gifts; and don’t forget to treat yourself!!  Admission is free and will include a chance to win an awesome door prize! Hope to see you there!

red and blue decorated planters
Ginny Clark has some planters for spring.
shelves of white bisque ware
Lillian Forester’s prepping for the show.

 

Messy basements

Many of the potters that are in the show have full time jobs or waited until they were retired until they could indulge their passion for clay.  Our studios are generally in our basements, sheds and garages.   Priya’s studio is in her basement and here you can see hers in the run up for the Christmas sale.  She says this is her “messy studio” but she hasn’t seen mine!  This looks positively spotless.

Margrit’s Studio

Last year when the doors first open for our sale, the woman that had been waiting for ten minutes outside (we let her and others into the vestibule to keep warm) was desperate to be the first to find the table of the person that “did this piece” and was it in the show.  The piece that she was referring to was a platter with fish on it.  And it was done by our talented Margrit Beesley.  Here are some photos of work in progress in Margrit’s studio.  See, she has made another of her popular platters, so no fighting!

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June Goodwin getting ready for show

June Goodwin is the hardest working member of our guild.  A lot of days you will find her at the gallery, either teaching or doing our books, as she is our treasurer and general “go to” person.  How she has time to do her own work is beyond us all!  Below is some of her work that has been bisqued and is ready to be glazed.  That is where the magic comes!  Every time we open the kiln, we never know what we will get!  You’ll have to come to our sale to find out!

Click on the image to see a larger version.  The work below includes not only June’s pottery, but our member Barb Zmozynski on our “Newbie” table!

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.

Guild Christmas Show a Great Success!

Here are a few images from the show. If you joined us, thank you! If not, we’ll be there again next year!

We were happy to have more potters back this year, a few new ones, and a few that have returned after a hiatus.

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