Month: November 2015

November 22, 2015 The Potters Place Gallery

Anne Cubitt and Corry Lunn are featured and guest artists throughout September 2015

anne cubitt wallAnne Cubitt’s elegant forms and the perfect canvas for her crystalline pottery.  These very beautiful bowls and vessels are like constellations in the sky, or the frost first thing in the morning as the sun just begins to come up.

The surface glaze treatment of her pottery glistens under the light as each crystal reflects the light in many different ways.  The chemicals she uses in her glazes along with a very precise ‘cooling’ method help to produce these varying sizes of crystal.  The colours are soft and muted, and yet so vibrant.

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful representation of this very unique decoration on pottery.

Do make your way in during the month of September so that you can see this wonderful work.

Corry Lunn

The ocean outside her front door and the forests behind are the inspiration for artist Corry Lunn’s ceramic sculptural work.

The ever-changing mood of the water and life that inhabits the environment along Union Bay are the soul of Lunn’s work. Ravens, otters, eagles and salmon all come alive in vessels, wall pieces and sculptural forms.

She has managed to breathe life into her Raku and burnished works through fire and flame. She manages to capture the essence of the subject she is sculpting through respect and admiration of the natural world.

corry lunn wall corry lunn wall moon corry lunn eagles corrylunn raven woman corrylunn catsYou may have noticed Sculptor, Corry’s Lunn’s studio, along the old island highway right across from the shores of Union Bay. Outside, it is filled with wooden sculptures filled with beautiful garden accents and found objects upcycled into wonderful pieces of art. Inside, is where you will find Lunn’s ceramic pieces; sculptures, wall plaques, and sandstone carvings. We are thrilled that throughout the month of September, The Potters Place gets to have Corry Lunn’s clay work on display and for sale here in Courtenay.

Her work incorporates driftwood, slumped glass, and found treasures, within her clay and enamel wall pieces. The clay elements in her sculptures are burnished with very smooth stones and then pit fired. She utilizes various techniques including Raku, sawdust firing, pit firing, burnishing, and mixed media. Lunn’s work is inspired by nature her immediate surroundings and natural objects.

Corry has said that she doesn’t separate her living from her work. A series of sculptures includes ravens, eagles, seals, fish, otters, and both creatures and women of the sea. You’ll want to touch her work, to feel the maker’s hand as it pressed and smoothed and molded the clay. “When they come out of the pit fire I clean them up with clear Kiwi shoe polish. This also protects and adds to the warm luster of the finish,” Lunn says.

The sculptures are mounted on beach/drift wood rough from the elements and a contrast from the smooth coolness of the clay, she says.

Her work is captivating. Just to know that another wonderfully gifted artist like this lives in our community is what helps to make this valley so rich and special.

It is really important that we all get to see artist’s interpretations of what beauty we live with each day, right outside our front doors. The Potters Place at the corner of 5th and Cliffe provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

Lunn is well known around B.C. for her beautiful clay sculptures and copper enamel hangings. The Comox Valley is definitely the Potter Mecca of Vancouver Island!
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Potters Place is at 180B Fifth St. on the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in the 5th Street Courtyard, in downtown Courtenay.
Parking is available at the Rear of the building along the fence.
 For more information, call 250-334-4613

November 1, 2015 The Potters Place Gallery


Charlotte Schaufelbühl’s pottery is full of folk imagery and brushwork. Her strong designs stem from her European roots. Imagine beautiful batik canvases. When you see Charlotte’s functional high fired pottery, you will notice that she employs similar techniques using wax as a resist from one glaze to another.

You will no doubt recognize her work the minute you see it.  She makes very distinct and beautifully crafted mugs, bowls, butter dishes, teapots, casserole dishes etc. etc. charolette_with_bowl
Charlotte’s work will be on display throughout November, 2015 at the Potters Place.

We know that  Christmas carols have begun to fill the airwaves… There are so many wonderful gifts just waiting for you to choose from at the Potters Place. This year, we want to thank you in advance, for considering a handmade, one of a kind, locally crafted piece of pottery from one of your neighbours in the Comox Valley… a local potter.

We are located at the corner of 5th and Cliffe at the 5th Street Courtyard in the heart of downtown Courtenay.
Monday – Friday, 10-5. Parking at the rear along the fence.