Philosophers have pondered for centuries, the age old question of
"What is the meaning of life?" However, we're too passionate about pottery to focus on that! If you are as interested as us, check out the rest of the site,
including our members' Gallery.
**Pottery Shoppe Now Open Saturdays 9:00 am - 1 pm**
Come see the beautiful work of some of our members!
Purchase a unique Keith Campbell ceramic piece.
*Open Studio now 9:00 am - 12:30 pm*
***2017 FALL POTTERY SALE***
Come out to the amazing annual fall sale to pick up a one of a kind pottery piece! Beautiful gifts to inspire! Mark these dates and times on your calendar:
Friday November 24th 2 pm - 9 pm
Saturday November 25th 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday November 26th 11 am - 4 pm
**New Holiday Ornaments Workshop** Check under Classes
Check for other upcoming workshops in the near future.
If you didn't pick up your CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT you made at the market on Culture Days or your PENDANT you made at the spring Gallery Hop, please do so when the Pottery Shoppe is open on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Previous students should pick up their pieces also.
Members, there will be one firing mid-month and one near the end of the month. Please have your work on the shelves. If there is not enough work for a firing it may be another 2 weeks. We aim to load, but cannot always accommodate pieces in the order that they arrived on the shelves.
If you are interested in developing your ceramic art practice or
simply want to try your hand at creating pottery for the first time,
check out our Courses in Clay.===
Click here to find out more about Potters Guild members, their work and how they came to love clay and ceramic art.
Find out more about how to join our group and where our gallery
and studio is located in beautiful downtown North Bay, Ontario.
The Ontario Arts Council
NECO Community Futures Development
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund
Ontario Seniors Secretariat
After it became clear that the ceramics course at Canadore College was terminating, a large group of local potters convened. The potters were enthusiastic to have a guild established. From that point forward a seven person board was created. Meetings were held, grants were written and locations were investigated. With the support of equipment and materials from Canadore College, donations from local potters and fund raisers supported by the community at large, the North Bay and Area Potters’ Guild was created. It took two years and much expertise from dedicated potters and community members to move this forward.
In 2014 a studio location was secured at 128 Oak Street East and a Grand Opening was celebrated in May 2015. The guild continues to provide the community with exceptional instruction and an open studio for members.
Register ONLINE for NEW classes and workshops! Spaces are limited.
***NEW***Holiday Pottery Ornaments: Michael Ivany **
Cost: $60 (includes materials and tools available for use)
Dates: Two Parts: Wednesday, November 29th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, December 6th, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Ages: All ages from 7 yr up to adults. Kids must be accompanied by an adult participant who is also registered in the workshop (maximum 2 kids per adult)
Part 1 (Nov. 29th): Shape and add texture to ornaments you make. You will learn to make an array of fun, festive, pottery holiday ornaments. Make some to attach to gifts or as stocking stuffers. Make your ornaments in any shape you like or individualize the ornaments with the names of family members. Bring any inspirational forms like a nice texture or the handprint of a child if you wish. A variety of colours will be available with which to colour your ornaments.
Part 2, (December 6th): Glaze Ornaments You will learn how to dip-glaze your bisque piece to prepare for glaze firing. Your piece will be fired and you will pick it up the following week.
Whether you are a beginner or have previous experience, don’t miss this fun, amazing, popular 2 day workshop. ***Throwing on the Wheel Beginner: Stacey Caverly ** Classes in Progress or Complete**
Cost: $225 + $40 clay. Tool kits ($17)
Thursdays, September 7th – October 26th, 2017; 6:00–8:30pm COMPLETE
Tuesdays, September 19th – November 14th, 2017; 6:00–8:30pm IN PROGRESS
Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to a cancellation list or register online on the waitlist.
**Slab Building Workshop For Beginners: Mary Lahaie and Betty Ackroyd**Classes Completed
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would are interested in this workshop in the future. ***NEW*** Studio Practice II: Keith Campbell Instructor**Classes in Progress**
Cost: $180 fee + $40 Clay
Tuesdays: October 3rd to November 7th, 2017; from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Studio Practice II is a 6 week course covering throwing and handbuilding techniques for all levels! The last two weeks of the course will focus on glazing and decoration techniques for the projects covered in this course. Keith will be teaching a wide variety of skills that he has not previously taught at the North Bay Guild Studio.
Students can give input into what is covered to meet their needs.
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
More workshops will be posted in the near future. Keep checking back for future classes and workshops to be posted at a later date.
For questions about courses, email email@example.com===
All Members Welcome
Third Monday of Each Month
128 Oak Street East (Guild Studio) at 6:30 pm
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At our new location at 128 Oak Street in downtown North Bay, we opened a fully-equipped ceramic studio and small shop. Below is a list of the services and equipment we offer our members and workshop participants.
KILNS - Our brand new KILN is one of the largest in the region. It is energy efficient, easy to load and very reliable. The kiln is available full-time to our Full-time members.
Pottery Wheels - We have a total of nine pottery wheels at the North Bay and Area Potters Guild studio site.
Storage Cubicles - Each member has a storage cubicle.===