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Saturday Jun 15, 2013

Clay Connects
More than thirty potters will display their wares on June 15 at Clay Connects, the annual show and sale of the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild.

The event follows on the highly successful 2011 and 2012 sales at a new location next to the Moss Street market. Guild members will set up their tables and tents in the Garry Oak Room and outside on the lawn at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, at 1335 Thurlow Road in Fairfield, welcoming visitors from 10 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

The guild, composed of some 70 members based from Victoria through Sooke and Sidney to the Cowichan Valley, has held an annual sale since its beginnings in 1999.

Participating potters range from long-time, full-time artisans who produce a wide range of functional ware to sculptors and hand builders who specialize in more ornamental and often whimsical work. Guild exhibitors stress that variety is the strongest theme to their work. “Come and find what you never realized you couldn’t do without,” could be their motto, “from the completely necessary to the utterly ornamental.”

Pots on display will run the gamut from small to large, coffee mugs to garden sculpture, in porcelain, stoneware and earthenware, glazed in all colours of the rainbow. Prices range from a few dollars to more than $100.

The aim of the guild, founded in 1999, is to support, motivate and educate artists working in clay. A member of the B.C. Potters’ Guild, SVIPG meets the second Monday of every month at the St. Michael’s Church Hall, 4733 West Saanich Road. The organization also offers strong support to Souper Bowls of Hope, with potters donating hundreds of hand-crafted bowls each year to raise funds for the Youth Empowerment Society.

 

Participating Members:
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1 Earthsong Pottery, Rachel Coward
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Dirty Girl Clayworks, Faro Annie Sullivan
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Aspen House Productions Ltd., JOY FINLAY
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 BRANCHING OUT, Priska Stabel, Priska Stabel
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Winter Creek Pottery, Muriel Sibley
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 elaine white pottery, elaine white
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Ester Galac
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Joan Kagan
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Lomalinda Clayworks, Pamela Truscott-White
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 eartharts, Louise Parsons
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Belle Leon
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Black Bird Studios, Paige Coull
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Libby Wray
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
1 Rustica Pottery, Rosemary Neering
1335 Thurlow Road, Victoria
 

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Contact Info:

Contact NameRosemary Neering
Phone250-477-7032
Emailrneering@shaw.ca