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The Ottawa Guild of Potters is a non profit organization to further the knowledge of ceramics and support the work of area potters.


Upcoming Events
Monthly Meeting (February) Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Monthly Meeting (March) Mar 10, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Monthly Meeting (April) Apr 14, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Spring Pottery Sale May 08, 2015 - May 10, 2015 — Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne Park
Monthly Meeting (May - AGM) May 12, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Upcoming events…
2015 Spring Sale

Lansdowne Park Horticulture Building May 8-10, 2015



2015 Spring Pottery Sale

May 8-10 Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

Be sure to mark your calendar!

Jan 16, 2015 03:50 PM

Save the Date: Great Bowls of Fire is on March 14th this year!

The Ottawa Guild of Potters is getting ready for its 10th annual charity fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank.  This event will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 14th at the Glebe Community Centre.  Guests at the event will select a handmade bowl before they enter the great hall to the sound of music provided a local band. In the hall, some of the best restaurants in town will provide soups to fill the new bowls to the brim.  Fresh bread by local bakeries will round out the meal.  After the meal, there will be a live auction and a silent auction, with all proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Tickets are $45 each, and will be sold to Guild members at the February 10th Guild meeting and to the public on Feb. 12th at selected locations around town.  Stay tuned for more details!

Jan 13, 2015 01:37 PM

2014 Holiday Sale this Fri - Sun at Lansdowne Park!

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 ...

Nov 27, 2014 03:38 PM

Guild of Potters Holiday Sale

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 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.

Admission: FREE

Hours: Fri 4-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Nov 18, 2014 09:30 PM

Holiday Pottery Sale 2014

Aug 14, 2014 12:15 AM


Sep 30, 2014 09:51 PM


Sep 30, 2014 09:46 PM

Exciting New Guild Fall Sale Locale at Lansdowne Park

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.)

Jul 06, 2014 01:05 AM

Young at Art Award 2014



Belinda Gong - Bat-winged Lion.JPG

Title: Bat-winged Lion
Artist: Belinda Gong


Jessica Lee- White China.JPG

Title: White China
Artist: Jessica Lee


Our judges:

Central: Centrepointe Judges.JPG

West: Kanata Judges.JPG

East: Orleans Judges.JPG


East Awards Ceremony


West Awards Ceremony

May 27, 2014 11:19 PM

OGP Exhibition Winners 2014

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.

Apr 23, 2014 10:46 PM