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.
The Pottery Shoppe is Open Every Saturday
**Winter Hours: 10:00 am - 1 pm **
Come see the beautiful work of some of our members!
Purchase a unique ceramic piece as a gift or for yourself.
For information on Upcoming Classes and Workshops see Classes page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*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
Beginners Wheel Throwing Thursdays with Zoe Caverly **New Session**
Class Fee: Non-members: $225
Clay $40 (non-member) Tool Kit $17
Dates and Times: Thursdays, March 28 - May 16 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
This beginner's wheel throwing class will provide you with the fundamentals of working with clay and throwing on the wheel. The class is capped at 8 participants.
Hand Building Workshop with Mary and Betty*WORKSHOP IS now FULL*
Non-guild member Fee: $85 (includes clay)
Member Fee: $45 (includes clay)
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! Your end result can be a platter, canoe, mug, bowl, it doesn't matter! Come play and create with Betty and Mary!
Part 1: Sunday, April 14th 11 am - 2 pm
Create pieces using hand building techniques. ** Finished work will be fired to bisque and ready to be glazed. **
Part 2: Sunday, April 28th 11 am - 2 pm
Students will glaze their pieces using supplied glazes. ** Work will be fired and ready for pick up in 2 weeks. **
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.===