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 (2020 cancelled see below), and in autumn on the first Saturday of November. I'm also part of a small group of artist friends who do a spring garden party in June and a seasonal party in December. Scroll down for details of these events and others that come up.
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!
Show and sale events for 2020
Annual Spring Exhibition
Pacific Rim Potters Spring Sale has been cancelled due to possible active community spread of Covid-19 and uncertainty regarding timelines of containment and social distancing measures. The decision was taken in consideration of the logistics of the venue and the well being of our visitors.
Stay safe everyone!
We are now looking ahead to our autumn event and hope to see you November 7, 2020 - same place and time.
June 14, 2020, Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Planning in times of pandemic is tricky. So far this local outdoor event is still on! BUT - as the situation is changing daily it may be scaled down or cancelled. We'll see how things develop over the coming weeks and months. Check back here for updates or sign up for my emails to receive information closer to the date.
We welcome everyone to join us for a pleasant day in Lisa's front garden for our annual spring show and sale of new glass and ceramic work. All artists will be in attendance: Potters Cindy Gibson, Sid Samphire, Adele Samphire, Kiln Art Glass artists Peggy Brackett and Jo Ludwig, glass blower Lisa Samphire. We've ordered sunny weather, so stop by and see what we've been up to. We'll be there rain or shine!
PACIFIC RIM POTTERS ANNUAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION AND SALE
Saturday November 7, 2020 10 am to 4 pm
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 eleven 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
Sunday, December TBA, 2020 from 11 am to 4 pm
Lisa's at 1507 Westall Avenue and Cindy's at1520-B Edgeware Road
Lisa Samphire and I live around the corner from each other in beautiful Victoria, BC. In June Lisa hosts our 6 Artists group exhibition and sale in her lovely garden. In December we prefer to be inside, but still want to hang out with our friends!
Please join us as we both open our homes for a cosy seasonal mini studio tour!
More information to come. Check back here or sign up to receive an email notice.