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 (this show is ON!) 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!
Spring and Summer
Show and Sale events
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, and is looking at alternative options to share local artists’ work with the public.
UPDATE: The shop restocks I had hoped to do before July 18, the day scheduled for the 2020 Paint-In, have been postponed to late August. Just found out I'll be having (minor) surgery this week, and will be out of the studio for a month or so. Pots are in progress... just haven't made it to the kiln yet. Orders and requests are on hold. My apologies for any inconvenience!
Events for Fall 2020
The following two events are tentatively booked but will only be finalized closer to their dates
PACIFIC RIM POTTERS ANNUAL AUTUMN EXHIBITION AND SALE
Saturday November 7, 2020 10 am to 4 pm [NOT yet confirmed]
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.
Heartfelt thanks to friends and supporters who came out to our scaled down 2020 show. We had a great day and hope you enjoyed yourselves as well! We are already planning for spring 2021. With any luck things will be back to some sort of normal. 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 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.
Lisa and I will be in attendance.
We will have the artwork of the other artists on display and available for sale. However - Jo, Peggy, Adele and Sid have opted to stay in their respective communities, which will help us keep the number of people in the garden to a minimum.
Thank you in advance for respecting our CoVid safety guidelines.
While we have been able to continue to work in our individual spaces, we do miss seeing our friends and supporters. We hope you will join us as we slowly and safely start to open up our summer craft season. We've ordered some sunny weather and would love to see you! Lisa and I will be there rain or shine.
2020 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.