Welcome to the Ottawa Guild of Potters
We've celebrated over 40 years!
The Guild was formed in 1973 to create a fellowship of local potters to encourage their development and increase their skills as well as to foster an interest and appreciation of pottery in the Ottawa region. From that handful of founding potters, some of whom are still members, the Guild has grown to a thriving group of 150 members.
The Guild is a volunteer-run cooperative organization existing for the support of its members: to showcase their work in sales & exhibitions and to provide educational opportunities through guest speakers and workshops. For the current listing of sales, exhibitions and workshops please visit the 'Events' listing on the home page.
Our membership includes all skill levels and interests in clay - please visit the gallery of members work on the "Portfolio" page of the website. Our members range from professional to once-a-week dabblers -- membership is open to everyone interested in the clay arts. See the "Apply" page for membership details.
The Guild supports the Ottawa Food Bank with its annual empty bowls project: Great Bowls of Fire! The event attracts hundreds of supporters that select a hand-crafted bowl to dine on delicious soups made by master chefs, listen to local musicians and participate in both live and silent auctions.
The Guild supports the City of Ottawa's 'Young at Art' program providing bursaries to the winning students. The Guild is affiliated with:
and participates in various initiatives of these organizations.
The Guild meets at 7:30 pm the second Monday of the month (except July & August). Meetings are held at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St, Ottawa K1Y 2Y3 (located between Melrose & Fairmont).
We welcome you to join our community of clay enthusiasts!
- Encourage the growth and development of pottery and maintain a high standard of artistic expression and craftsmanship;
- Act as a medium for the exchange of ideas and technical information;
- Organize and promote pottery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops;
- Promote awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts to the general public;
- Educate the public and its membership about the artistry, technology and history of the clay arts.
The Ottawa Guild of Potters
PO Box 14013 Glebe RPO,
Ottawa, ON K1S 3T2