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.
North Bay Potters' Guild "We've Been Framed!"
Visit us for our annual Fall Sale at Michelle's Frame Maker & Gallery, Downtown North Bay, 168 Main Street West
Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception at the Downtown Gallery Hop, Friday November 15, 7 pm to 9 pm
Sale runs from November 15 to December 28.
Also stop by to say hello during the Downtown Christmas Walk, November 29th.
POTTERY SHOPPE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
**Fall Hours: 9:00 am - 1 pm **
128 Oak Street East, North Bay Located Across from the Farmer's Market on Oak Street
Come see the beautiful work of more of our members!
Purchase beautiful ceramic art and pottery for a gift or for your own home, all made by members of the North Bay & Area Potters’ Guild.
For information on Upcoming Classes and Workshops see Classes page or email email@example.com
*Open Studio for students now 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, *
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 ASAP FOR UPCOMING CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
New Great Opportumity ***Handles, Jars and Lids and Stamps with Karen Hall***(Not suitable for Beginners)
Dates: January 27th, 29th and 31st, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Workshop Cost: Non-Members $80.00 + $40.00 for clay
Members $60.00 + clay
This 3 day workshop will have you refining your handles, throwing jars and lids and making custom stamps of your own design.
Class 1 (Monday) Karen will demonstrate how to throw a covered jar and lid as well as a one piece jar that will be cut when leather hard to become a covered jar. She will also demonstrate hand built handles. There will be class time for you to work at these techniques with Karen's guidance.
Class 2 (Wednesday) will be spent on trimming your jars, attaching a handle, cutting the one piece jar, with a demonstration on how to throw a knob on a jar.
Class 3 (Friday) you will make your set of stamps, along with a demonstration of pulling handles off of pots.
Prerequisite - Completion of the Beginner Throwing on the Wheel. Student must know how to centre and throw a cylinder. If available, students should bring a bisqued cylinder.
***Due to Popular Demand Another Handbuilding Workshop has been added in January***Workshop is Full Now
Hand Building Workshop with Mary and Betty
Cost: $85 (non-members) $65 (members) Includes clay
New Dates: Saturday, January 4th, 11 am - 2 pm and Saturday, January 18th, 11 am - 2 pm
This fun and casual 2-part workshop covers essential hand building techniques for creating both decorative and functional pieces. You will learn how to use slabs, molds, coils, handles, decorative effects and more to create bowls, cups, platters or decorative objects. This is meant to be a casual workshop where we like people to come prepared for an afternoon of lighthearted fun! This is a project based hand class where you will complete approximately 2 pieces, your end result can be a platter, canoe, mug, bowl, it doesn't matter! Come play and create with Betty and Mary!
Part 1: Create pieces using hand building techniques. Saturday, January 4, 11 am - 2 pm
** Finished work will be fired to bisque and ready to be glazed. **
Part 2: Students will glaze their pieces using supplied glazes. Saturday, January 18, 11 am - 2 pm
** Work will be fired and ready for pick up in 2 weeks. **
Note: These Hand Building Workshops are FULL:
Saturday, Jan. 11th, 11 am - 2 pm &Saturday, Jan. 25th, 11 am - 2 pm
Saturday, Feb. 8th, 11 am - 2 pm and Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 11 am - 2 pm
Clay Holiday Ornaments with Michael Ivany**Completed****Please pick up your ornaments during Shoppe Hours
Beginners Wheel Throwing with Zoe Caverly **Classes Completed**Please pick up your pottery during Shoppe Hours
Pottery Shoppe is open on Saturdays from 9 to 1
For questions about courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org===
All Members Welcome
No Pottery Talk scheduled at this time
128 Oak Street East (Guild Studio)
===We offer Several Different Memberships to cater to your needs!
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.===
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128 Oak St. E,
North Bay, ON P1B 1A1