Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A beautiful week-end at The Potters Market in Guelph

It was a fine week-end weather-wise and that can make all the difference for an outdoor show!  The setting for this show is stunning, in the ruins of an old mill along the Speed River in Guelph.  Here are a few shots of two of the areas where most of the 50 potters were set up.  Maybe a dozen more were set up along the entrance to the mill.  A local catering company provided great food and beverages and musical entertainment was provided by the adjoining music school.  A great show--it was lovely to be part of it!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Potters Market

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Looking forward to this show next week-end!  Held in the limestone ruins of the Goldie Mill in downtown Guelph, beside the Speed River.  An amazing group of over 50 potters will be gathering to offer their wares for sale.  I'm looking forward to meeting those I haven't already met & seeing their work.

More info can be found on the website

As advertised:  It's the only outdoor event of its kind in Ontario, modeled after the famous potters markets of Europe, such as the hugely popular "Diessener Topfemarkt" in Upper Bavaria.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bruce Cochrane exhibition

Bruce Cochrane was the juror at the guild's spring exhibition this year.  He has recently retired from teaching at Sheridan College in Toronto and was in town to give a hands on pottery workshop.  In conjunction with that, he also brought along some of his pots which were on display (maybe still are) at the Dust Evans Gallery at the Shenkman Centre.  Just looking at them again--the photos don't do them justice.  They are amazing pieces--the geometry, the precision, the intricate textures, the scale of the largest ones--all very impressive.