“Light the Fire” Holiday Club sales in Campbell River and Courtenay

“Light the Fire” Holiday Club sale in Campbell River

Saturday, November 9, 11am-4pm
Campbell River Sportsplex, 1800 Alder St

Get ready to kick off the holiday season while supporting some of the best potters on Vancouver Island. We will have potters from Nanaimo to Quadra Island with pottery from the functional to the decorative. You are sure to find something for every budget and taste.

There will be a door prize and the food bank will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items. Stay and have a coffee or snack and meet your local potters.
Cash, credit or debit card accepted

If you have someone on your list who likes pottery or just want to add to your own collection don’t miss the north island ceramic event of the year.

“Light the Fire” Holiday Club sale in Courtenay 

Saturday, November 23rd from 11 to 4 at The Filberg Center in Courtenay.

The Filberg Center in Courtenay will again host the annual pottery event of the year. There will be ceramic artists from Quadra Island to Nanaimo showcasing pots large and small sure to fit with every decorative style and dinner setting. If you missed the Campbell River sale Saturday, November 23rd from 11 to 4 is the day to add to the collections of everyone on your shopping list

  A one dollar admission will buy a door prize ticket and help the Comox Valley food bank who will be accepting non-perishable food items.
  The Merville Grandmothers will prepare light lunches as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
  The Comox Valley is home to some of the best potters in B.C. so mark Saturday, November the 23rd on your calender as the pottery sale of the year.

Club Members Throwing Workshop

Algys, John and Craig have agreed to mentor a throwing workshop for club members on April 17 at the college. They were available to help with what ever members want to work on, and   demoed if folks are wondering how specific forms are made.

Great time and lots was learned.  Thanks to the mentors and all those that came.


“Always Exploring” show at The Potters Place Gallery

North Island Collage students will be the  guest artists at The Potters Place Galley for the month of May. Rod Heitzmann, Sarah Kerr, and Sandra Schaffer will be featured in the “Always Exploring” ceramics show beginning May 1st, with an opening reception May 2nd from 4 until 7pm. Please join us for light refreshments and meet the artists, and explore their work with them.

Featured Potter: Bev Pather

BA Fine Arts-Emily Carr Institute of Art And Design

Bev Pather was born in South Africa and emigrated to Canada in 1990. For most of her life, she worked with youth, creating art programs to fulfill the creative needs of young people.  Art-making became a way of life for her.

“ creating art through exploration of cultural story-telling, opened my world of ideas and perceptions, beyond the norm. I wanted to tell my own story through art. I found clay to be a medium most appealing to my tactile and sensory experiences in the world.”


Her love for ceramics lead to the creation of the Birth series, a sculptural rendition of her experience of a woman giving birth in community with the support of her whole family.

“ giving birth to one’s children, a personal and intimate highlight of my life, also proved to be ‘political’.  A woman’s right to choose how and where she wanted to give birth, the rituals involved in ceremony of the birthing experience, all this, was a matter of life and death, hence the provocative stance I chose, to give birth with the guidance of a midwife and my family.”

Currently, she delves deeply in the physicality of the human body, focusing on the heart. She continues to push through the layers of matter, connecting metaphorically the bridge between mind and matter, reality and illusionary perceptions. The heart metamorphose into a teapot, once again bringing to the ”domestic’ table, conversations of heart-to-heart dialogue.

Her work can be accessed via her webpage: www.hearttoart.online