Potters face the crowds

Central Saanich clay worker among group of potters to show wares at Clay Connects in Victoria

The clay work of Debbie Elkins of Central Saanich will be part of the annual Clay Connects in Victoria.

Two Peninsula potters are among more than 30 artisans who will display their wares at Clay Connects.

Debbie Elkins of Central Saanich and Louise Parsons of North Saanich will be part of the highly successful event.

For the second year running, the annual show and sale of the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild will set up next to the Moss Street Market on June 16.

The guild is composed of about 70 members based from Victoria through Sooke and Sidney to the Cowichan Valley,.

Participating potters range from artisans who produce a range of functional wares to sculptors and hand builders who specialize in more ornamental and often whimsical work.

Pots on display will run the gamut from small to large, coffee mugs to garden sculpture, in porcelain, stoneware and earthenware, glazed in all colours of the rainbow. Prices range from a few dollars to more than $100.

The aim of the guild, founded in 1999, is to support, motivate and educate artists working in clay. The organization also offers strong support to Souper Bowls of Hope, with potters donating hundreds of hand-crafted bowls each year to raise funds for the Youth Empowerment Society.

Guild members will set up their tables and tents in the Garry Oak Room and outside on the lawn at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, at 1335 Thurlow Rd. in Fairfield from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn more at www.victoriapotters.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich looks to help restaurants increase capacity with outdoor seating

District working to ensure restaurants can make the most of summer weather, mayor says

Colwood art centre shuts its doors indefinitely

Board members look for new location when feasible, continue online

Saanich farm stands can stay open

Council amending bylaw to allow for temporary use permits

Greater Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could open at Saanich shopping centre

Store application for Uptown Shopping Centre headed for public hearing

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

Island city cancels plan for homeless camp; exploring alternative option

The plan heard strong objection from neighbouring residents and businesses

B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures

Destination B.C. gearing up for local, in-province tourism

36 soldiers test positive for COVID-19 after working in Ontario, Quebec care homes

Nearly 1,700 military members are working in long-term care homes overwhelmed by COVID-19

Most Read