“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.

Annual Studio Clearance Sale

Come join the Comox Valley Potter’s Club for our annual Clearance Sale! This is an opportunity for many of our members to clear out experiments, one offs, older inventory, and things that didn’t quite turn out the way we wanted. Many treasures to be found at good prices.
Come to the Driftwood Mall February 8th and 9th during mall hours and explore our ever changing stock–more will be put out throughout the sale, so you can check back to find new things!

Potters Place artist September is local potter Laurie Davis.

The Potters Place Gallery Feature and Guest Artists for September 2018

The Potters Place Gallery’s feature artist for the month of September is local potter Laurie Davis.

Laurie’s love of clay began over 40 years ago when she first threw on the wheel. In her work she explores our fragility as humans, as well as our need to communicate and understand each other and the Earth in which we live.  Every piece she makes is carefully thought out to be enjoyed.

The Gallery will also display the work of wife and husband Louise Card and Craig Rogers, as guest artists.

Louise uses very few tools and the simple methods of coil and/or slab building to produce thematically related vessels. Typically her pieces have many layers of washes/glazes and are fired in an electric kiln to cone 5 or 6.


Craig returned to pottery following a long culinary career. His ceramic work is thrown, functional and decorative, using multiple slip and over-glaze brushwork. His work takes a special interest in the connection between clay and food.

The Potters Place Gallery is located at the corner of 5th Street and Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information on the Gallery see us on Facebook, go to www.thepottersplace.ca, or call (250) 334-4613.





Featured Potter Maeve Collins

Featured Potter Maeva Collins

Maeva CollinsPotter Maeva Collins lives in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island surrounded by the ocean, rivers, mountains and rain forest on a small acreage which allows her the freedom to pit fire and wood fire her creations.

Maeva specializes in unique burnished pit fired vessels with silky surfaces that beg to be touched. When creating her wood fired work, Maeva’s goal is to produce pieces that are unique and sophisticated in design with wonderful colour and texture when fired. In both cases she relies on the firing process to produce dramatic patterns that draw the viewer in.

When did you first start creating pottery?

Do you have a studio?

Do you at times open it to the public?
Yes, by appointment.

Will you be selling your pieces at any markets or galleries this year?
The Potters Place Gallery & The Pot Shop on Hornby Island. All other galleries are out of the Comox Valley.

What do you enjoy about being a member of the Comox Valley Potters Club?
Sharing my love for creating ceramic art.

What would you say to someone considering purchasing your pottery as a gift for someone?
I would explain the firing process and let them know how much I enjoyed creating it.

A Pottery related quote, idea, tip, or suggestion you would offer those considering learning your craft.
Don’t get attached to your creations; the next one will be better.

Maeva Collins
Courtenay, British Columbia
Studio: Flying Ash Pottery

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