Monday, August 21, 2017

PEI Potters Studio Presents "An Enchanted Forest" for Art in the Open

Members of the PEI Potters Studio are excited to present a special project as part of Art in the Open this year. Using their imagination and skills in handbuilding and clay sculpting, studio members have created an amazing variety of whimsical ceramic pieces that will be installed in a wooded area in Victoria Park near the location of the studio.
 
Follow an illuminated path into an enchanted forest glen and discover a magical fairy village, complete with fairies and goblins, fairy houses and doors, toadstools and butterflies—and a few surprises!  Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibit between 4 pm and midnight on Saturday, August 26.
 
The PEI Potters Studio is grateful for financial support from the Community Cultural Partnership Program as well as in-kind support from This Town is Small.  
 
 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fundraising Sale 2017 (Post-sale update)

The PEI Potters Studio would like to thank everyone who attended our sale and made it a great success. This was made possible due to all the people who donated pottery pieces: pottery course instructors, studio members, and past students.   This was our best sale ever and the funds will be used to help our non-profit co-operative run and keep fees as low as we can.

I took a couple pictures in the morning when it started to get quite busy; these picture below don't show how packed it was by 9am.  We unpacked as fast as we could and near the starting time the tables were crammed with pottery and people.



We'd like to thank everyone who helped out with the sale as the many hands made much lighter work. Thanks also to the people who shopped and for being being co-operative in the queue to pay that developed for a while.


By the end of the sale, we were left with about half of what is being shown in the picture above.

The next annual sale will be the Saturday of the Gold Cup and Saucer event in 2018.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Registration Information

Pottery in the Park: Fall 2017 Classes
The fall session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park, Charlottetown will begin the week of September 25 and run for a 10 week period. 

Perfect for beginners as well as those with previous experience, classes are taught by professional Island potters and are designed to be fun as well as educational. Classes are small in size (a maximum of 8) and relaxed and informal in style. The class covers the basics of clay preparation, wheel-throwing techniques, and glazing and decoration. Hand-building techniques can also be explored depending on interest.A great way to relieve stress and enhance creativity while learning a new skill, participants will have the opportunity to create their own pieces from start to finish.

Adult beginners classes are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays (choose one) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm beginning the week of September 25. Classes for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays beginning on September 23 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm (note if there is enough interest an additional class will be offered from 1:00 to 3:00 pm).

Registration is first come first serve except for spaces reserved for previous students and gift certificate holders. Registration is online and will open on Tuesday, September 5 at 9 am. For more information please check www.peipottersstudio.com or call Barb at 902-218-2493.

NOTE: Registration link will be available in a separate post that will become visible on this site as of Tuesday September 5 at 9am. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fundraising Pottery Sale 19 Aug 2017

Fundraising Pottery Sale

The annual fundraising sale for the PEI Potters Studio will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 9 am to noon at the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown. Look for us in the upstairs area near the food court (please follow the signs). Work by studio members and students, as well as professional Island potters, will be available at great prices! The PEI Potters Studio is a non-profit cooperative dedicated to the promotion of the art of pottery making in PEI. Funds raised from the sale will help the studio provide opportunities for children and adults to learn about and enjoy working with clay. For more information call Judy at 902-394-0941.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pottery Class Registration Update

There is still one spot left in the Saturday afternoon class for children ages 9 to 14. All of the other classes in the spring session are now full. Registration will open in early September for the fall session. For more information please call Barb at 902-218-2493.  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Registration Link for Spring 2017 Classes


This post will automatically become visible on Monday March 13, 2017 to enable people to register for the Spring 2017 Classes. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Classes 2017

Spring Classes

Registration for the spring session of pottery classes at the PEI Potters Studio in Victoria Park opens on March 13 at 9 am!

Classes for adult beginners are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings (choose one) from 6:30 to 9:30 pm beginning the week of April 10. The registration fee is $225, which includes a large block of clay.

Classes for children ages 9 to 14 will be held on Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:00, and depending on interest, from 1:00 to 3:00, beginning April 8. The registration fee is $175 including clay.

All classes run for a 10 week period. Registration is online and is first come first serve except for spaces reserved for returning students and those with gift certificates. To register, please check the link to the registration form at www.peipottersstudio.com.  For more information please call Barb at 902-218-2493.