The Cariboo Potters Guild now has more than 40 members who practice their craft in a variety of ways.
Examples of work by the guild members will be on display and for sale at their fall show and sale coming up this weekend in the Graham Kelsey Room at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.
If past shows are any indication visitors will find work from the whimsical handmade teapots, garden art and fanciful sculptures by Jude Prevost and Barb Fraleigh, to stately pots decorated with interesting horsehair designs created by Lesley Lloyd. There will also be lots of functional work by potters such as Joan Beck, Christy Richardson, Bev Pemberton and other noted lakecity potters.
Guild potters work in a variety of clay media including porcelain, earthenware and stoneware. Longtime member Anna Roberts works exclusively with locally collected clay and glaze materials creating art pieces that often resemble the seed pods and other plants from nature.
Firing processes range from primitive sawdust firing and dramatic raku to the high temperature effects of the gas kiln and the precision of the electric kiln. The guild provides workshops and mentoring for new members, holds spring and fall studio sales, and participates in the Medieval Market in November. Members’ work can also be purchased year round at the Station House Gallery.