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 & Area Potters Guild Virtual AGM
Thursday Sept 24 @7 pm
North Bay and Area Potters' Guild "We've Been Framed!"
Members work is available for purchase at Michelle's Frame Maker & Gallery, Downtown North Bay, 168 Main Street West
Consult Michelle's for hours of operation
POTTERY SHOPPE CLOSED TEMPORARILY
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 by appointment or by chance until further notice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*No Open Studio for students at this time *
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
We are postponing classes and the Beginner Class planned to start at the end of March. The Chief Medical Officer of Health has recommended that people practice social distancing. Social distancing will help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 from person-to-person.
Beginners Wheel Throwing Thursday Evenings (***Classes Postponed /Date TBD)***
Class Fee: Non-members: $225
Clay $40 (non-member) Tool Kit $17
Dates and Times: Thursdays, March 26 - May 14 ****Note: Dates TBD (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
This 8 session beginner's wheel throwing class will provide you with the fundamentals of working with clay and throwing on the wheel. Students will learn to centre and throw the basic ceramic forms on the wheel, trim and glaze their work while learning good studio practices. Maximum enrollment is 8 participants. Minimum age is 18 years old.
For questions about courses, email email@example.com===
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.===