250-334-4613. Corner of 5th and Cliffe, Downtown Courtenay, B.C. ~ parking at rear of building off 6th st. ~
Joe Stefiuk – A Whale of a Time.

Joe Stefiuk – A Whale of a Time.

A Whale of a Time by Joe Stefiuk

Joe has been hard at work in the studio making these awesome whale tails. 
They are representative of our west coast whales.   Orca and humpback whales are often   seen in these waters off the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Joe has captured their beauty perfectly in these sculptures which can be free standing, or hung on a wall.

 

About Our Gallery

The Potters Place Gallery is a one of kind find herein on Vancouver Island. We are the largest all clay/ceramics gallery here on the west coast of Canada.

We don’t mean to be boastful, but we have been called by many, the pottery mecca of British Columbia. We have over 20 potters and ceramists under one roof, with both functional and sculptural pottery to choose from.

We are a not for profit society and as such, we have our hand in the community, participating in fundraising events for local charities, and support for education for future generations of potters.  We are able to do this, through a bursary that we grant to a qualified applicant each year through our
Robin Hopper Bursary.

Featured Potters

 

Each month we highlight the artistry of a different potter here at the gallery. The artist / potter may create works of art in stoneware or porcelain. They may create functional pottery such as mugs and teapots and bowls and vases or they may create sculptures, perfect for your home and garden.

We invite you to come by the gallery at least once a month to see the new feature artist.

The gallery is always changing as new artwork is delivered to the gallery ongoingly. Our potters are working away in their studios and then bring their new pieces of art in, so there is a constant visual story that shifts, and grows and changes all the time.

We’d love to see you and your friends or visitors at the gallery any time. Come on by, ask us a questions, inquire about pottery lessons in the Comox Valley.

We’d love to see you

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Corner of 5th and Cliffe Ave.
Downtown Courtenay, BC

180B 5th Street, Courtenay, BC  
V9N 1J4

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Joe Stefiuk and Cori Sandler Featured Artist for November 2018

Joe Stefiuk and Cori Sandler Featured Artist for November 2018

Joe Stefiuk

Joe has been playing with clay for over 60 years. Following his retirement, after 32 years as an art teacher right here in the Comox Valley, he was able to concentrate on this art form with a focus on pieces fired in gas and soda kilns.

Joe Stefiuk returns with a new batch of work, functional and sculptural with new themes. Indigenous animals and plant forms. Some new glazes and old ones used in a different way. Mugs and bowls with a west coast theme, soda fired animal and birds and unique masks using human and animal forms.  He has also developed his own versions of Vancouver Island wildlife including bear, cougar, owls, whales and wolves.

You’ll find “One of a Kind” tea bowls, Japanese beer mugs, owls, bears, wolves and of course whales tails. Some old crows, fish, and cows. He has even made the perfect stocking stuffers… shooters (lots of them).  Come on by and you’ll see Joe’s work in the Gallery Windows and be sure to come on inside to see just how amazing these works of art actually are up close and personal.

Cori Sandler
Studio Potter / Cori’s Clay Class Pottery Teacher

Cori moved to the Valley from Toronto eight years ago. She is a functional potter which means she loves to make pots that can be used for every day food preparation and serving. While she enjoys making all kinds of pottery, she most adores mugs as they are the most personal pieces a person will ever own.

Her work is both meditative and highly decorative. She spends a lot of time considering and working on glazing her pieces in order to achieve unique and special pots. Her use of white clay and multiple layers of glaze produce truly unique colour combinations.   read more about Cori

 

 

The Potters Place Gallery is located at the corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information on the Gallery see us on Facebook,  or call (250) 334-4613.

Feature Artist Joe Stefiuk – December 2016

Feature Artist Joe Stefiuk – December 2016

Feature Artist Joe Stefiuk – December 2016. Joe Stefiuk has created a new batch of work, functional and sculptural with new themes for this month’s Feature Window.

Joe-stefiuk-mugs-bear-web
He has introduced some new glazes and has used old ones in a different way.
This holiday, we encourage everyone, to think local – supporting local economies, local artists, and handmade/handcrafted works for your gift giving.
Come into the Potterss Place Gallery for Mugs and bowls with a west coast theme, and the most wonderful soda fired animal and bird masks.
You will find Joe’s ‘One of a kind’ tea bowls, Japanese beer mugs, owls, bears (like the one in this image), wolves and of course whales tails.
Now… Don’t fret, included in Joe’s holiday work, will be some old crows, fish, and cows. He has even made the perfect stocking stuffers… shooters (lots of them).

The Potters Place is located in the 5th Street Courtyard, 5th and Cliffe, Downtown Courtenay. 10 – 5 pm Monday-Saturday.

Parking located at rear of along the fence.
www.thepottersplace.ca