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Teresa Dunlop Demonstration Workshop

Teresa Dunlop posing with one of her pieces

We are very pleased to welcome Teresa Dunlop to the KPG on Sunday, May 24th for a demonstration workshop.  Teresa may be best known for her very colourful functional work, but she also enjoys manipulating thrown work and wood firing the results.  This will be a fun day full of useful information and inspiration for participants to take back to their own studios.  Teresa will demonstrate throwing, manipulation of thrown work and how to put multiple pieces together.  The workshop runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break for lunch, and is open to 15 participants.  Registration is available here.  Please visit Teresa’s website for more information about her and her work.  

Wood fired thrown and manipulated basket - Teresa DunlopWood fired bowl with applied decoration - Teresa Dunlop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bright, multi-coloured lidded jar - Teresa Dunlop

Richard Mund Maijolica workshop date change!

Maijolica oval platter

Due to circumstances, we have been forced to change the date for this inspiring workshop.  Please note the new date is now Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Price is $110.00 for non-members and $100.00 for members.  Members please sign up in the Gallery, with your membership card, to receive your discount.

white mugs painted with grey and yellow flowers and bees
Richard Mund mugs

Richard began working full time with clay in 1994 as a potter’s apprentice in Des Moines, Iowa and has a B.FA from the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design. We welcome him to the Kawartha Potters Guild!

Please note that this workshop will be directed to those with previous pottery experience.

For those who do not know, the practice of majolica has existed since the renaissance and involves painting, with glaze, on top of a previously applied white, tin based glaze. 

This workshop will include an introduction to the medium, safety concerns, a wax resist demonstration, a glaze application demonstration, an introduction to glaze colourants and how to make them, decorating and brushwork demonstrations.  If time allows, Richard may have some extra tricks and tips to offer.  There will be time for participants to work on pieces with his input and supervision.  Don’t miss this information packed workshop!  Our online registration can be found here.

stacked mugs and bowls in blues, yellows,greens and a pop of red
Colourful mugs & bowls!

Richard Mund Cone 6 Majolica Workshop is online!

We are excited to announce that this workshop is scheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Price is $110.00 for non-members and $100.00 for members.  Members please sign up in the Gallery, with your membership card, to receive your discount.

white mugs painted with grey and yellow flowers and bees
Richard Mund mugs

Richard began working full time with clay in 1994 as a potter’s apprentice in Des Moines, Iowa and has a B.FA from the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design. We welcome him to the Kawartha Potters Guild!

Please note that this workshop will be directed to those with previous pottery experience.

For those who do not know, the practice of majolica has existed since the renaissance and involves painting, with glaze, on top of a previously applied white, tin based glaze. 

This workshop will include an introduction to the medium, safety concerns, a wax resist demonstration, a glaze application demonstration, an introduction to glaze colourants and how to make them, decorating and brushwork demonstrations.  If time allows, Richard may have some extra tricks and tips to offer.  There will be time for participants to work on pieces with his input and supervision.  Don’t miss this information packed workshop!  Our online registration can be found here.

stacked mugs and bowls in blues, yellows,greens and a pop of red
Colourful mugs & bowls!

A Potter’s Tip

Taking Helpful Notes

Most potters today attend numerous workshops throughout the year, and demonstrations at guild meeting functions. There is so much wonderful info to keep track of!! Lots of people take notes, but I have a fun and easy way to keep a record of that valuable information that you can refer to regularly, which is both informative and visually appealing – notes with photos.

Any good quality sketchbook will do. I found ones which have lines on the bottom of the pages and blank space on the top. I take photos during the workshops, along with notes and space the notes evenly in my sketchbook to accommodate my interests and photos. I print my desired pics and use a glue stick insert along with the appropriate notes. It is a fantastic way to keep a good record of what you have learned.

Here are a few samples out of one of my sketchbooks.  Click on any image to see the full sized picture.

You’ll have fun going back through the pages to find a useful tip and even just to reminisce!

Cathy Allen