The Kingston Potters’ Guild

A potting wheel from the Kingston Potters’ Guild
A kiln from the Kingston Potters’ Guild
A group from the Kingston Potters’ Guild
Final products from the Kingston Potters’ Guild

About Us

The Kingston Potters’ Guild is a not for profit organization and one of the oldest pottery guilds in the province of Ontario serving the Kingston community for more than 45 years. Our membership is culturally diverse, representing a wide range of backgrounds and age groups.

The Kingston Potters’ Guild is a well-established cooperative organization whose vision is to support a level of professionalism and the artistic development of its members and students in the fine craft of ceramics.

The guild’s mandate is to:

  • encourage the growth and development of ceramics as an art
  • create and maintain a high standard of artistic expression and technical skill within the craft
  • act as a medium for the exchange of ideas and technical information
  • promote ceramic exhibitions and demonstrations.

To fulfill these goals the Guild runs classes and workshops, offers communal studio space and equipment to its members, holds juried shows, establishes synergies with other groups at the Tett and reaches out to our community.

Sales

The Guild showcases its members’ work at sales twice a year. If you would like to receive email reminders about our pottery sales and other happenings at the Guild (like new pottery classes!), please send an email to kingstonpottersguild@gmail.com with subject line "subscribe to sale eCard" and we'll add you to the email list.

Christmas Show & Sale 2017

WHEN: Nov 23 – 26 , 2017

TIMES: Thurs 5pm – 9pm/Fri 10am – 9pm/Sat 10am – 5pm/Sun 10am – 3pm

WHERE: Malting Tower in The Tett Centre for Creativitiy and Learning, 370 King St. West, Kingston

Questions? Contact the Potters' Guild

Classes and Workshops

Working with clay is marvellous! It’s engaging without being stressful and you’ll look at things made from clay with a whole new appreciation. You will get to know people with a shared interest because the classes are small.

The curriculum is designed to help you progress towards being independent in the guild studio. You will start with hand building and can then learn to throw (on the potters wheel) and progress to more complex forms. Learning different surface decoration methods will contribute to developing your own style.

These classes at a reasonable fee to anyone interested in trying their hand in the art of ceramics. Click the classes link or send an email to kingstonpottersguild@gmail.com.

The Guild also provides a diverse range of pottery workshops throughout the year. These workshops bring in accomplished potters and ceramicists from around the country and internationally. The workshops are open to our members and to the general public. Click the workshops or send an email to kingstonpottersguild@gmail.com.

Kingston Potters' Guild will be offering the 6 week class called Introduction to Clay starting on Mondays in September.  This class is full but the next class starts on Nov. 6th at 7 pm. Cost for this class including supplies is $195 + HST.

If you are interested, you can read more about it at http://kingstonpottersguild.com/classes/

As well, evening Throwing I and II classes will run on Thursdays commencing in Septermber are also full.  The next open classes begin Nov. 2nd. For more information, click on the link above.

New this year we have a Teen Class being offered on Tuesdays from Oct. 31st to Dec. 5th from 7-10pm.  If you are interested, you can read more about it  and register at http://kingstonpottersguild.com/teen-class/

 

Also available this year are 6 week workshop-like classes to improve your technique in handles, lids and spouts in one session and plates and casseroles in the other. The first session will will commence Sept. 13th and run on Tuesdays.

If you would like to register for any classes, please email kpgclasses@gmail.com or call Wendy for details 613-359-5168.

Serving the Community

The Guild is very conscious of serving the community by being the key donor of bowls to the annual Martha’s Table fundraising event “Empty Bowls”, by providing voluntary ceramic instruction within the city’s elementary and secondary schools, and by members individually donating their work to various silent auctions to raise money for such organizations as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Diabetes Foundation.

Our Sponsors

Being a part of the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning has been made possible through the generous donation of $45,600 for our "fit-up" costs from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Further, the installation of the Kingston Potters' Guild gas fired Reduction Kiln at it's new venue at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning will be made possible in part through the generous donation from the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area.

The guild also enjoys business sponsor partnerships with James Reid Funeral Home, Countrywide Kitchens and Scott Wentworth Landscaping. Funding through these partnerships are matched in 2015 by artsVest.

Kingston Potters’ Guild Contact List

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the KPG Studio at the Tett Centre The next AGM will be held on April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the KPG Studio at the Tett Centre.

Contact
President - Dawn Sieben
Location
370 King Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4
Telephone
343-266-0009 x2070

Events

Feats of Clay - Pottery Exhibition and Reception

Date(s)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 4:30pm to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Feats of Clay - Pottery Exhibition and Reception