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.
***2017 FALL POTTERY SALE WAS A SUCCESS***
Many thanks to everyone who came to our studio to make our annual fall sale a success. We hope that you enjoy your one of a kind pottery pieces or you found that perfect gift.
If you are still interested in pottery for gift giving, please check out our Pottery Shoppe Saturdays
**Pottery Shoppe Now Open Saturdays 10:00 am - 1 pm (Winter Hours)**
Come see the beautiful work of some of our members!
Purchase a unique Keith Campbell ceramic piece.
*Open Studio now 10:00 am - 1:00 pm* No Open Studio Jan 20th
***NEW**Throwing on the Wheel Beginner**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**Weekend Throwdown with James Thorne (former NBPG studio coordinator)
Cost: $150.00+ $40 clay. Tool kits ($17)
January 20 and 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (hour for lunch)
Day 1: This weekend workshop will begin with throwing and decorating examples. The focus on throwing this weekend will be throwing small lidded vessels and cups without trimming. Decorating techniques with stamps, slips, underglazes and altering the form will be shown. The class will have the remaining of the morning to begin making cups, James will be on hand to help get more out of your clay. Hour long lunch break. The class will continue to work on the wheel while James prepares glaze tests. In the afternoon the class will receive a lesson on altering / fixing glazes in small batches, and testing them on test tiles. Handouts will be provided for the class, and it is strongly recommended to bring your own notebooks and pen.
Day 2: The morning will have demonstrations throwing larger vessels with lids. Making handles and different methods for attaching/ throwing handles. As well as additional decorating techniques that can be done at the near leather-hard stage. The rest of the class will be for the class to throw their own vessels. James will be in the studio to do demonstrations, show some interesting things from the Fleming College ceramics program, and answer any questions. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate potters, students Should Be Able to Centre and Throw a Basic Cylinder.
The class should expect to use a full bag of clay.
Throwing on the Wheel Beginner: Stacey Caverly ** CLASSES ARE NOW FULL**
Cost: $225 + $40 clay. Tool kits ($17)
Tuesdays, January 9th - February 27th; 6:00–8:30pm**THIS CLASS IS FULL**
OR Thursdays, January 11th – March 1st, 2017; 6:00–8:30pm **THIS CLASS IS FULL**
Students will learn to make a cylinder, which is a foundation shape, and will learn ceramic basics, trimming and glazing. Will conclude with a group discussion. All 8 weeks are focused on the wheel. At the end of the eighth class, students must take home all work, clay and tools.
If you are interested, please register on the waitlist or email email@example.com
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All Members Welcome
Third Monday of Each Month
128 Oak Street East (Guild Studio) at 6:30 pm
January 16th, 2017
February 20th, 2017
March 20th, 2017
April 17th, 2017
May 15th, 2017
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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.===