What’s Happening

Things are always changing in the Gallery.  New works are being brought in by our amazing potters every week.  In fact, every time there is a kiln to unload, beautiful new pieces come through our doors and straight onto the shelves so…

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What\'s Happening at The Potters Place Gallery

The Potters Place Gallery is pleased to have two featured artists this month. Cross Cliffe and see the work of Maggie Shaw and Alan Burgess.

Maggie says “I like strong, dramatic colours” and it is evident in both her saggar pots and her functional ware. Maggie also has a soft green glaze that she uses over hand carved pots. This shows off both the glaze and the carving in their best light. Her garden art is funky and reveals her sense of humour and playfulness.

Alan Burgess brought his skills to the Comox Valley from the UK, where he was a production potter. He has taught many of the potters of the Comox Valley at North Island College and he continues to share his knowledge and skill with developing potters through the Comox Valley Potters Club. His exhibit at the Potters Place is a mix of functional work and dramatic, large show pieces. Be sure to stop by and see what is new.
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Alan Burgess brought in many new pieces for his display, a must see. There are many large exhibition pieces, beautiful bowls as well as mugs and cups. Don't miss seeing Alan's and Maggie's wonderful displays this month. ... See MoreSee Less

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Maggie helped set up her display of new saggar pots and an array of functional pottery as well. Be sure to come and see her display this month. You are bound to find just what you're looking for. ... See MoreSee Less

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We cleared the decks on Tuesday in preparation for the two feature artists this month, Maggie Shaw and Alan Burgess. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Potters Place Gallery & Shop shared YANA Comox Valley's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

We were over the moon to receive this donation from The Potter's Place. The generosity of all the potters who donated their work and their time to make the Chili Bowl Fundraiser a success is deeply appreciated <3 <3 <3

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We were over the moon to receive this donation from The Potter's Place. The generosity of all the potters who donated their work and their time to make the Chili Bowl Fundraiser a success is deeply appreciated <3 <3 <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Chili bowl today.
$20, you choose a bowl, fill it with chili and keep the bowl. All proceeds go to YANA
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The Potters Place Gallery is so pleased to claim Maeva Collins of Flying Ash Pottery as one of our own. You can find Maeva's work here year round, but she is our featured artist for the month of July. Stop in in the next 2 weeks to see the best selection of her pit fired and wood fired pots. These pots must be touched to appreciate them fully. ... See MoreSee Less

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Every kiln opening for a potter is like Christmas when you are six years old. We are impatient to see what is inside. We hope to be delighted and it is all magic.
Cross Cliffe and come see Joe and Jaime's work at The Potters Place Gallery.
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In The Spirit of Fire, an exhibition at the Potters Place Gallery for the month of July featuring Maeva Collins' pit fired and wood fired ceramic art. Maeva lives and works in Courtenay on 3 acres which gives her the ability to fire her ceramic art creations with wood. These methods of firing serve as a link to ancient techniques and civilizations of the past.

Pit firing produces surfaces that are warm and sensual with patterns reflecting the natural world. Wood firing is an ancient method with a sense of ritual. The wood kiln is fired for 36 hours and stoked every 5 to 10 minutes. In our predictable world, primitive methods of firing result in a creative spontaneity. Potters make the pots and the flames that dance throughout the pit or kiln, create texture, patterns and visual magic
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The Potters Place Gallery is delighted to feature Shirley Phillips for the month of June. Drop by and see her vast array of lusciously textured pieces.

Clay allows me to create with texture, colour, and oodles of shapes.
I love to see where " What If " experimenting will take the clay.

I fire my pottery pieces using 3 separate methods:

* Smoke Firing - Layers of sawdust, pottery pieces, branches, dried plants, seaweed, along with sprinkles of salt and colourants are placed in a metal barrel. The top layer of kindling is set aflame and the contents smoulder for 24hrs. or so. Results are mottled grey to black surfaces with flashes of colour.

* Wood Firing - Placed in Gordon Hutchens Anagama firewood burning Kiln, pottery pieces will collect wood ash on their surfaces during a 3 day firing. Luscious shades of salmon, green, yellow and toasty browns will grace their surfaces.

* Digital Electric Kiln- My Stoneware pottery pieces are glazed in vibrant turquoise, green, gold, chocolate brown and other colour combos. I also fuse Beach Glass on wee dishes.

Nature always inspires with constant changes.
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Here's a sample of Sue Taylor beautiful salt fired pots. Be sure to come to the Potters Place this weekend to see them and to enjoy the demonstrations during the Studio Tour. ... See MoreSee Less

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A non profit ,that I am part of,is looking for two used ,in great shape, electric wheels..in the ATL northern burbs.
Know of some for sale? ?
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Cori Sandler just unloaded another kiln load and brought it to The Potters Place. What is living in British Columbia's west coast if not sand, ocean and leaves on trees. Be sure to come by this weekend for the Central Island Studio Tour. We'll have pottery throwing demos and you can try your hand at it too. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's gonna be a great studio tour and The Potters Place in Courtenay, BC is thrilled to be on your route this year. I am making new work to line the shelves with, and so are many of the potters at the gallery. ... See MoreSee Less

The Potters Place Gallery & Shop is a collective, showcasing the high quality hand-crafted pottery of thirty potters from Qualicum Beach to Campbell River. You can browse both functional and decorative pottery in the stunning gallery setting. #26 on the Central Island Studio Tour - Spring 2016

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These new mugs will be available at the potters place this week and for the the studio tour sale. Be sure to come by where lots of beautiful pots will be making there way to the shelves. ... See MoreSee Less

Sweet new mug out of the last glaze firing. Happy dance time.

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There will be handbuilding, or wheel throwing demonstrations 1-3 each day of the studio tour. Come check out how we do it. ... See MoreSee Less

The Potters Place Gallery & Shop is a collective, showcasing the high quality hand-crafted pottery of thirty potters from Qualicum Beach to Campbell River. You can browse both functional and decorative pottery in the stunning gallery setting. #26 on the Central Island Studio Tour - Spring 2016

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Come see Sue Taylor's wonderful salt fire pottery throughout May 2016 at The Potters Place gallery in Courtenay ... See MoreSee Less

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