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Canada 150 Patchwork Quilt Project complete at CN Centre !!

 

The Prince George Potters' wanted to contribute to the overall story of our community so we asked members of the public to paint a tile that expressed their connection to Prince George – an activity, interest or feature of our city that was important to their quality of life.

This tile installation consists of 1375 tiles painted by children, students, teachers, seniors, artists, first nations, people at risk, health professionals, business people, and many members of the general public - anyone who was interested in contributing to the project.

The Potters' Guild would like to acknowledge the following:

  • The artists who contributed their work to the feature panels: Cliff Mann, Natalie,  Marc Lacaille, and  Carla Joseph;
  • The members of the Potters' Guild for their contributions;
  • All of our tile painters who enthusiastically supported the project and helped create this amazing installation;
  • The staff of the CN Centre who provided a venue and valuable input;
  • The staff of the City of Prince George for their insight, hard work and financial contributions;
  • The various businesses and agencies that helped by hosting tile painting sessions; and
  • The Government of Canada through the Canada 150 initiative for their financial contributions

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Classes

Beginner Wheel Class

Thursdays: November 9 to December 14
with Elizabeth Tobin and Kate Cooke

Course fee: $265

Fee includes: 
• 6 evenings of instruction, plus one month of studio time following classes 
• clay and tools 
• glazing and firing during classes

Overview

This is an introductory course on clay and the potters' wheel. Students learn basic clay preparation, throwing and glazing techniques used to make pots from start to finish. One week is set aside to explore handbuilding techniques using the slabroller and the extruder. Students are encouraged to use the studio for practice during their six weeks of instruction and four weeks of studio time. Typical throwing projects include cylinders (mugs, jugs, vases, etc) and bowls.

Intermediate Workshop

October 20, 21, and 22: 9:30am to 4pm
with Karen Heathman

Course fee: $150

Fee includes: 
• 3 daysof instruction and demonstration
• clay and tools 
• firing for pieces made during the workshop

Overview

Karen will be demonstrating skill and aesthetics in throwing and constructing teapots, lidded vessels and enclosed forms. She will explore other issues including handles, body shape, cutting and assembling, and spouts. Time will also be allocated for exploring form with function, and critiquing our work.

To register for these classes, please contact Studio 2880 at 250-562-4526

 
 

 

 

   Our Mission

To promote communication and co-operation among those interested in the ceramic arts.

To foster artistic and educational activities within the Guild and the community.

To promote members' work through sales, exhibitions and demonstration.