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.
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, and in autumn on the first Saturday of November (both Cancelled for 2020, see below). I'm also part of a small group of artist friends 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. 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.
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!
2020 Fall and winter events
As Covid pandemic restrictions are still affecting public gatherings - the Pacific Rim Potters November show will not be happening this year.
The annual 6 Artists Christmas in Oaklands show is on track to happen - albeit in an alternate format.
Christmas in Oaklands! Exhibition and Sale
We are making changes to our plans for "Christmas in Oaklands 2020".
December 5, 6 and 7
Lisa's at 1507 Westall Avenue and Cindy's at1520-B Edgeware Road
In December we usually invite you to join us as we both open our homes for a seasonal mini studio tour. This year our show and sale will be very different, by necessity. Of our usual 6 artists there will only be Lisa and myself. Expanded dates and times, and stringent Covid protection protocol were the plan. These will still be in place but we can not invite you all into our homes for our usual party.
We are working out what else we can do!
Final details are being worked out on the form this event will take.
More info coming soon!
We will be guided by government orders regarding the status of the pandemic.
Our "in home" Christmas show and sale will be switched to appointment-only (Lisa) or on-line (Cindy). Covid protocol will still be followed for appointments and collection of purchased work. Check back here or sign up to receive an email notice.
PACIFIC RIM POTTERS ANNUAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION AND SALE
First Saturday of November, 10 am to 4 pm *CANCELLED FOR 2020*
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!
And now.....looking forward to 2021....
2021 Spring Exhibition
Fingers crossed that we can do this show in spring 2021!
The 2020 Pacific Rim Potters Spring Sale, held annually on the Saturday before Mother's day in May, was cancelled due Covid-19 restrictions. The decision was taken in consideration of the logistics of the venue and the well being of our visitors.
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! With any luck things will be back to some sort of normal by spring 2021! In the meantime, we are trying to work out whether or not our December event can happen. Watch this space!
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 has been cancelled.
Despite restrictions due to COVID-19, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is still committed to supporting the creative community in our city. Published Artist Guides are available (free) from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria