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.
Panel: The Power of Clay and the Creative Process
Saturday, October 15, 2016, Mahon Hall 7pm
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
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.
Joy of Texture: Creating a Hand-Built Mug
October 7, 2016 Mahon Hall 12 - 3 pm
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.
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!
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|
|Denman Island||Dante Ambriel|
|Victoria||Faro Annie Sullivan|
|Port Alberni||Meaghan Carrierre|
|Union Bay||Jeanne MacGrotty|
|Fanny Bay||Gillian Turner|
|Brentwood Bay||Monika Burrell|
|Campbell River||Emma Heintzman|
|Galiano Island||Kasumi Lampitoc|
|Gabriola Island||Joy Olsen|
|Quadra Island||Martha James|