Mark your calendars. January 15-31 That amazing annual RED DOT sale is here again.
You’ve been waiting for this sale since last year!
As always, partial proceeds from this sale will go to various valley charities.
This sale is our way of saying thank you for your support all year.
We love our community and our customers who choose handmade over big box stores, local over shipped in, and handmade over factory produced when it comes time for yourself and your gifts.
Our way of saying Thank You Comox Valley, for another great year. Don’t Miss This Once A Year Event!
A little background for you about… Potters and the Creative Process
The Potters Place is a not for profit society and part of our mandate is educating and supporting our community about the ceramic arts.
There is a movement a foot around the world – “Less Plastic More Clay” and over this next year, we at The Potters Place are hoping to spread the word through education and example, we hope to help the ComoxValley move away from plastic in their kitchens replacing everyday items with pottery instead. Even… your colanders.
The Potters of The Potters Place Gallery are clearing out their studios. The frenzy of the holiday season has passed and the potters now have time to reflect on their goals and where they would like to take their art in the coming year. Every artist and designer goes through a creative process. Potters are no different. There are as many different approaches to creativity as there are artists. Some prefer to create spontaneously; some choose a more methodical approach. Are spontaneity and method mutually exclusive? We think not. We believe they work together and that every artist, no matter how spontaneous, or conscious goes through four basic steps: 1) idea generation 2) work, experimentation and testing 3) self, peer, or mentor evaluation and 4) presentation. It is work, experimentation and testing that is important here.
There are a multitude of facets of pottery, so many, so that a potter could work a life time and still be learning. Sometimes potters choose to focus on one type of firing, or forming technique for many years. Then and opportunity arises to try something new, a spark is ignited and a new tangent is explored. During this exploration and experimentation every piece created may not be exactly what the potter is trying to achieve. It doesn’t mean this creation is not beautiful and will not completely fill someone’s aesthetic; it may however, not be exactly what the potter was aiming for.
At the Red Dot Sale you will find the actualization of these stages of growth.
– You will find pots that are formed from pushing limitations and being vulnerable enough to try something new can be beautiful and lead the potter on a new journey.
– You will find pots that are ends of lines
– You will find pots that are styles that a potter is no longer creating
– You will find pots similar to what you found last month, only reduced to make room for more pots.
You get to benefit from this by finding perfectly good pots at reduced prices at The Potters Place Gallery at 5 th and Cliffe, in Courtenay during our Red Dot Sale. It is our way of saying thank you to our loyal customers and welcome to our new customers.
What a great way to find a home for pots that are practically perfect in every way.
We invite you to cross the road at Cliffe and head over to the courtyard.
There is also parking at rear