Potters Guild members meet to support, educate and motivate fellow artists working in clay. The Guild manages a library of relevant books, video tapes and DVD's, produces a monthly newsletter, organises monthly presentations on a wide range of related topics, facilitates workshops, arranges exhibitions of members' work, and advertises local pottery shows and events.
The Guild facilitates many clay related activities and workshops. A small group have just unloaded a pit firing.
The Guild organises group shows and sales at various venues. It also co-ordinates displays such as this one at Victoria City Hall. The Guild is a group member of the BC Potters Guild and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria and participates in initiatives of these organisations, such as the travelling "BC in a Box" show held, in Victoria, at the Fran Willis Gallery.
Current president of the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild, Roger Champagne, displays his wares at a group show.
The South Vancouver Island Potters Guild began in 1999 and today has over 50 members, covering the area extending from Cowichan to Sidney to Sooke. Our membership ranges from Art College graduates to self taught potters, and runs the gamut from novice to hobbyist to professional. We also welcome anyone with an interest in clay and the ceramic arts. Annual Membership fees: Individual - $25; Family/Studio $35. Visit www.victoriapotters.ca for more information.