Where to Find my Work
ONGOING: A selection of my work is available in the gift shop at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St, Victoria.
In a "normal" year, I take part in four annual local events. The Pacific Rim Potters group host an exhibition in spring on the Saturday before mother's day in May, and in autumn on the first Saturday of November . I'm also part of a small group of artists who do a spring garden party in June and a seasonal show in December. Scroll down for details of these events.
If you are in the Victoria area you are welcome to visit the studio by arrangement. I also sell from this website: click HERE. If you see something that interests you please feel free to contact me as many items never make it to my shop page!
Workshops, Exhibitions and Sales
TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS
I teach workshops by arrangement, on all aspects of the ceramic process. Contact me for information.
No classes are scheduled at present.
My most popular workshop: "Embellishing the ceramic surface, with the Versatility of Stains, Underglazes and Slips" This one day workshop will include demonstrations of ways that I use these colouring agents in my work. There will also be an opportunity to try your hand at applying what you learn on to your own clay body. We'll talk tools and materials, both commercial and studio-made and you will learn application techniques on soft and leather-hard clay, greenware, bisque-ware and raw glaze. I'll also guide you through some simple image transfer techniques. Layer up some of these techniques to develop and expand your own narrative in clay. It will be an active busy day of experimentation and exploration and we'll have some fun too!
Covid restrictions are still affecting public gatherings which means our plans will change with the times.
The 2021 Pacific Rim Potters Spring Exhibition and Sale, held annually on the Saturday before Mother's day in May, will not take place again this year due Covid-19 restrictions. The decision was taken in consideration of the logistics of the venue and the well being of our visitors.
We are looking at alternative ideas. At this point I'm not sure if there will be a group sale or not. My online shop on this website remains open. I have replenished some pieces sold out during the Christmas season, and am planning a larger shop update of my new spring work at noon (Pacific Time) Saturday 8th May.
PACIFIC RIM POTTERS 2021 Spring Exhibition
In the meantime, stay safe everyone!
Heartfelt thanks to friends and supporters who came out to our scaled down Art in the Garden 2020 show. Thank you all for respecting our CoVid safety guidelines. We had a great day and hope you enjoyed yourselves as well! We are planning the same for spring 2021!
June TBA, 2021, Sunday, 10am to 4pm We are planning for this local outdoor event to be ON! However, planning in times of pandemic is tricky. Check back here for updates or sign up for my emails to receive information closer to the 2021 date.
We welcome everyone to join us for a pleasant day in Lisa's Samphire's Victoria front garden for our annual spring show and sale of new glass and ceramic art work. CoVid protocol in place.
The TD Art Gallery Paint-in is always a fun and busy day, filling the whole length of Moss Street with activity. Unfortunately the 33rd planned for July 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions regarding gatherings, and it looks like the 2021 event will suffer the same fate. I certainly will post here if the situation changes.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is still committed to supporting the creative community in our city.
PACIFIC RIM POTTERS ANNUAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION AND SALE
*IF POSSIBLE* will be held Saturday November 6, 2021, 10 am to 4 pm
Please check back here for confirmation.
Knox Presbyterian Church Hall 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria
This long running and popular show celebrates hand made pottery and local ceramic artists!
Find out more about the artists in this exhibition here. All will be in attendance.
This is a free, wheelchair accessible event, with parking, complimentary refreshments and door prizes by raffle. Shoppers, browsers and everyone welcome!
Christmas in Oaklands! Exhibition and Sale
Lisa Samphire and I would normally invite you to join us as we both open our homes for our annual seasonal mini studio tour.
We certainly plan to have some sort of event December 2021 - just not sure yet what format it will take.
Check back here or on Lisa's site samphireglass.ca for updates.