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.
Master Potter Comes To North Bay Wed March 21st
Coiling Demonstration for Members 6pm to 7pm
Potters Guild members: Join us to observe internationally-recognized potter, Suku Park, at work! Learn some practical hand building techniques, and see how Suku creates clean yet organic forms.
Membership has its privileges.
Artist Talk to follow at White Water Gallery 730pm to 830pm
**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*
***NEW Kids Pottery Camp: Sylvia Antinozzi **See Classes Page
***NEW Throwing on the Wheel Beginner I & II: Stacey Caverly **See Classes Page
***NEW Handbuilding Workshop: Mary Lahaie and Betty Ackroyd**See Classes Page
Check for other upcoming workshops or classes in the future.
If you didn't pick up something you made as a student at a class or workshop or a CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT you made at the market on Culture Days, please do so when the Pottery Shoppe is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 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 for NEW classes and workshops! Spaces are limited.
***NEW*** Kids Pottery Camp: Sylvia Antinozzi***CAMP IS FULL
Cost: $35.00 (includes materials)
Friday, March 16th from 9 AM to 3 PM (Kids bring their own lunch)
Ages: 8 to 15 incl.
Students will have a fun day of handbuilding pottery.
**New** Throwing on the Wheel Beginner I: Stacey Caverly**
Cost: $225 + $40 clay. Tool kits ($17)
Tuesdays: April 10 to May 29 (8 classes) 6:30 to 9:00 PM ***ONE SPOT ONLY**
or Thursdays: April 12 to May 31 (8 classes) 1:00 to 3:30 PM
or Thursdays: April 12 to May 31 (8 classes) 6:30 - 9:00 PM**TWO SPOTS LEFT ONLY**
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. Please note: trim fingernails before first class
New** Throwing on the Wheel Beginner II: Stacey Caverly**
Cost: $215+ $40 clay. Tool kits ($17)
Sundays: April 8, 15, 22, May 6, 13, 20, 27 (7 classes) 1:00 to 3 :30 PM
(no class April 29)
This class will continue from Beginner I, teaching the student who has mastered the basic forms how to throw on a bat, throw off the hump, foot rings, larger forms, handles and lids. Prerequisite - Beginner I or basic pottery experience - able to centre and throw cylinders and bowls. Please note: trim fingernails before first class
****New** Handbuilding Workshop: Mary Lahaie and Betty Ackroyd****
Cost: $85 (includes clay)
Mondays: April 9th and 23rd, 1 to 4 PM
This fun 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.
Part 1: Create pieces using hand building techniques. Finished work will be fired to bisque and ready to be glazed.
Part 2: Students will glaze their pieces using glazes that will be supplied. Work will be fired and ready for pick up in 2 weeks. Click Here TO REGISTER
For questions about courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org===
All Members Welcome
Third Monday of Each Month
128 Oak Street East (Guild Studio) at 6:30 pm
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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.===