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 Open Every Saturday 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, except on Saturday, April 28th (due to workshop)*
**Throwing on the Wheel Beginner I & II: Stacey Caverly **Classes in Progress
***Handbuilding Workshop: Mary Lahaie and Betty Ackroyd***in Progress
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.
Slip Decorated Surface & Image Transfer Chris Snedden
Hands - On Workshop at North Bay Potters Guild Studio
April 28, 29, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
NB Guild members $175.00 - Non-members $200.00
This is a two day hands-on workshop. At the end participants will have a greater knowledge of how to use traditional techniques on their work, create their own slip transfers, using various methods, and have developed ideas about using them to create either abstract pattern, custom presentation pieces, or subjective narrative or expressive effects on their work.
To register, email email@example.com with your name and phone number. Payment in full by e-transfer or cheque will be required to confirm a spot. Limited spaces available.
** 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 ***FULL**Classes in Progress
or Thursdays: April 12 to May 31 (8 classes) 1:00 to 3:30 PM Classes in Progress
or Thursdays: April 12 to May 31 (8 classes) 6:30 - 9:00 PM**ONE SPOT LEFT ONLY**Classes in Progress
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**Classes in Progress
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
**** Handbuilding Workshop: Mary Lahaie and Betty Ackroyd****Part 1 complete
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
No Pottery Talk scheduled at this time
128 Oak Street East (Guild Studio)
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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.===