The Salt Spring Island Potters Guild in British Columbia, Canada (a ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria) is one of the oldest Pottery Guilds in Canada and the first to host a Biennial Ceramic Awards. Renowned as one of North America's top artistic communities - Salt Spring Island is home to more than 50 studio potters, ranging from internationally renowned ceramic artists to enthusiastic beginners.  Scroll down for Upcoming Events.

Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards October 6 - 16, 2016
 Mahon Hall, SSI

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Engaging Pots -Master Workshop with Bruce Cochrane

October 14 and 15, 2016  Mahon Hall  10 - 4pm
Cost:  $150+GST  |  Early Bird Price $125+GST 
This two-day demonstration workshop is an intensive session where Bruce shall demonstrate throwing/trimming, throwing and altering, handles, lids, surface techniques and press molding with thrown elements. Dialogue is encouraged throughout the process. A visual history of Bruce’s work and influences will be presented to support and contextualize the objects that are made in the workshop.

Experience with ceramics arts is helpful, although not necessary.

A Limited number of scholarships are available. Apply 

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Panel: The Power of Clay and the Creative Process

Saturday, October 15, 2016, Mahon Hall  7pm
Free Admission
Panelists: Bruce Cochrane (Potter and Teacher), Laura Carey (B.C. Gallery of Ceramics), David Lloyd (Potter and Teacher), and Moderator:  Julie MacKinnon

Discussion points: The tactile nature of clay as a material challenges us artistically, emotionally and intellectually as makers and collectors. The processes employed in working with clay can contribute to the meaning of the work and share our experience of making: do we have an obligation to teach good craftsmanship? What is the value of using handmade objects in our daily life?

 

Vessels - Drawing on an Idea

October 7, 2016  Mahon Hall 10 - 4 pm
Cost: $75  
Workshop with Instructor Gillian McConnell. Consider the vessel as container, carrier, connector—of things, people, communities, ideas and life itself. In this fun, one day workshop, we will create a series of drawings exploring the vessel as an object, a vehicle and a symbol. You will have the opportunity to try out a variety of media, substrates and drawing techniques.

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Joy of Texture: Creating a Hand-Built Mug

October 7, 2016  Mahon Hall 12 - 3 pm
Cost: $55
Children’s Workshop with Instructor LeeAnn Norgard for Ages 7 – 10 yrs. old (10 students max)Children’s Workshop with Instructor LeeAnn Norgard for Ages 7 – 10 yrs. old (10 students max) This workshop is centered around the process of playing with clay, and exploration. In this workshop, students will be given a large, rolled slab of clay and various texture tools with which to explore.  Emphasis will be given to the process, and to the joy of creating. With some basic building and joining skills, the students will piece together their creations into a functional mug. Students will select the glaze of their choice, and the pottery will be fired and ready in 2 weeks for them to pick up.

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Harvest Offerings:
Salt Spring Island Potters Guild Membership Show

October 6 – 18 (Opening reception) October 6 - 5 pm to 7 pm Open daily (except Monday) 11 am – 5 pm
Free admission - Open to public
Salt Spring Gallery
135 McPhillips Ave, Salt Spring Island

A collection of work from our membership for viewing and sale -in celebration of SSICA

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Annual Fall Fair

September 17 & 18, 2016
Farmers Institute Fair Ground, Salt Spring Island
Pottery display, demonstrations and the always joyful and fun Children's Table will be happening again this year!

Fall Fair


SSI Library Display

The Month of August 2016
Salt Spring  Island Public Library
Lobby Display Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 

Biennial SSICA Awards Artists

 

Salt Spring Island E. J. Feller
Denys James
Margo Zak
Sue McKenzie
Tracy Harrison 
Anne Byrne
Joan Werner
Claire Olivier
Kathleen Raven
Pat Webber
Wendy Squirrell
LeeAnn Norgard
Nanaimo Sandy Harquail
Denman Island Dante Ambriel
Tashi Draper
Victoria Faro Annie Sullivan
Sarah Leckie
Beth McMillin
Samantha Dickie
Ladysmith Mary Fox
Port Alberni Meaghan Carrierre
Duncan Franziska Ditter
Anthony Mochizuki
Susan Whitham
Cathi Jefferson
Union Bay Jeanne MacGrotty
Fanny Bay Gillian Turner
Alan Burgess
Brentwood Bay Monika Burrell
Campbell River Emma Heintzman
Sooke Glenys Marshall-Inman
Vincent Fe
Galiano Island Kasumi Lampitoc
Sandra Dolph
Comox Meg Burgess
Courtenay Maeva Collins
Gabriola Island Joy Olsen
Quadra Island Martha James

Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce