250-334-4613. Corner of 5th and Cliffe, Downtown Courtenay, B.C. ~ parking at rear of building off 6th st. ~
RED DOT SALE 2018

RED DOT SALE 2018



 

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

 

JANUARY 2015 – RED DOT SALE

JANUARY 2015 – RED DOT SALE

This is the right page…. No, you didn’t hit the wrong button!!! Featured Artists and News and Events are right here.

 

At the Potters Place gallery and shop in downtown Courtenay, B.C., Canada we have a very unique and special thing we like to do…. We like to share some of our wonderful potters with our community.  Each month a different artists has solo show at the front of the gallery in our large windows.  It is a great way for each artist to make a bit of a statement about anything they make like to create and it is a great way for you to see new and exciting works from some of the best potters on Vancouver Island!!!  Right here in the Comox Valley – The Potter Mecca of Vancouver Island!

RED DOT SALE  –   LET’S TALK TURKEY!

Now Until The End of January

Not Exactly ONE Featured Artist, but a whole bunch of ‘em!

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After the holidays, January is the perfect time to trim the fat! January 5th – 30th the Potters Place holds their annual HUGE January sale with prices that’ll make your jaw drop. This is our way of saying thank you to this wonderful valley, which continues to be so supportive of local artists like those potters of the Potters Place. We love that you have made us your GO-TO gallery and shop when you have gifts to give or when you have visitors visiting from away and want to show them the wonderful local art available in the valley.Local potters trim their studio shelves of all sorts of pots ready for the new season of making ahead.
The Comox Valley is the pottery mecca of British Columbia and in appreciation of your support, we wish to invite you to this very special sale. Many potters will bring new works into the shop and place sale prices between 10-75 percent off.  All these pots are perfect, no seconds.  A beautiful selection of pottery will be dramatically reduced during January with partial proceeds going to some of our favourite charities in the valley.  We continue to support our local food bank, Y.A.N.A., Potters helping Potters and others.This once a year special event at the Potters Place is when potters clear out older stock or items that are made of a glaze that they may no longer be using. Sometimes a potter just wants to clear shelves of inventory to make room for the next set of pottery to be made. These are all wonderful pieces from t-pots to mugs, to butter dishes, to vases to platters and everything in between. When you come in, feel free to bring with a non-perishable food item so that we can help our local food bank to continue to help put food on the table – even after the turkey dinner holidays.The Potter’s Place is at 180B Fifth St. on the corner of Fifth and Cliffe in the cultural heart of downtown Courtenay in the Potters Courtyard.
It’s open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available at the Rear of the building along the fence.
For more information, call 250-334-4613
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