The 2014 Ottawa Guild of Potters Holiday Sale this Friday, November 28th - Sunday, November 30th! Find Christmas ornaments, food-safe dinnerware, sculptural and decorative items and more! Friday ...
As the Wheel of the Year turns toward Yuletide, citywide Pottery Wheels Turn Clay into Unique Holiday Gifts and Collector Items certain to bring Joy for Years to Come!
Find one of a kind creations from Ottawa area potters at over fifty booth spaces at The Ottawa Guild of Potters Holiday Pottery Sale to be held at the newly-renovated Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park on Nov 28 - 30. Natural light streaming through immense windows will reveal beautiful glazes on each carefully hand crafted piece of pottery. What a great opportunity to see the amazing talent, diverse styles and techniques of the many ceramic artists and craftspeople living and creating in studios within our own neighborhoods. From whimsical to elegant, utilitarian and ingenious to decorative sculpture, don't miss the Event of the Season!
About: Ottawa Guild of Potters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community service. Proceeds from the sale of specially marked items will be donated to Helping with Furniture. Kids are encouraged to create their own clay holiday decorations at a craft table while you shop - and don't miss the wheel demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend.
Info: Check www.ottawaguildofpotters.ca or call 613-230-2446 for information about this event, and their popular Great Bowls of Fire Food Bank fundraiser to be held in March 2015.
Parking: Underground Parking is available at the Horticulture Building.
Hours: Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Now is your chance to join the 3-day Fall Sale November 28-30th at the new location in the new facility at Lansdowne Park.
Guild members and non-members can apply till Sept. 28th 2014, but the sooner the better for a choice location! The fees range from $130 t0 $356 for various space sizes, plus an additional $40 for non-members. ( Look on the left side bar of this page to find out more and to see the application forms.)
Thanks to Bruce Cochrane for selecting the pieces for this years Exhibition and the Award Winners. His comments on each piece are included with the images.
Best In Show: Jocelyn Jenkins
This well thrown decorative plate with a confident and engaging surface treatment stood out amongst the work as I approached the table of entries. A rich and sensitive use of colour with thoughtful composition makes this work clearly worthy of this award.
Juror's Award: Rosemary Swan
Great control of the raku process. Use of bold graphics supporting a monumental form give this object a strong individual presence.
Best Of Expression: Klara Bruehlmann
This precarious stack of birds (which is actually quite stable due to a brilliant support system) is expressive and humorous in its totemic unity as well as the individual expression on each piece. Appropriate use of colour contributes to an expressive and animated gesture.
Best For Use: Jen Drysdale
A well balanced teapot with all appendages in perfect harmony with the body. Comfortable in the hand and no doubt a joy to pour from.
Best Decorated: Lucie Rossignol
Nicely thrown bowl with delicate brushwork, well considered in its placement and beautifully framed by thin green lines. Utility combined with wonderful visual interest.
Craft Ontario Award: Kim Lulashnyk
The seated figure shows a great deal of technical finesse in its structure and composition. Revealing the clay surface and the sensitive textural treatment contributes to its animated qualities. The figure is poised to jump out of the chair at any moment and start dancing.
Fusion Award: Michelle MacDonald
This pitcher set with its bright red interior and subtle exterior glaze cries out for useage. This is not something to be left in the cupboard but used to celebrate a special occasion and left out to server as a decorative object when not in use.
Honourable Mention: Lynn Murphy
Intricately decorated from top to bottom this vessel reveals a degree of risk taking and surface exploration which in itself deserves recognition. Here lies the foundation for great things to come.