Artists with the Cariboo Potters’ Guild and the Cariboo Arts Society are gearing up for their annual fall show and sale taking place at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre this weekend.
“This is our biggest sale of the year,” said Jude Prevost, co-chair of the Cariboo Potters’ Guild. “We should have around a dozen different potters selling pieces.”
Members of the arts society will be selling calendars, paintings, cards and bookmarks, she added.
Prevost and co-chair Caren Pritchard said this year’s show will feature some works by newer members of the guild.
“We give classes in January with new potters and eventually they take the plunge to put works in the show,” Prevost said. “There are quite a few this year.”
Pritchard said it does not have to be intimidating to be part of the show because often when potters are starting out they will share a table with three or four people.
Prevost said she has been having fun creating some of her pieces with a Christmas theme while Anna Roberts will be there with her burnished clay pottery that looks more natural.
Presently the potters’ guild has about 40 members who throughout the year use two kilns at the arts centre and a gas kiln at a member’s home.
They also do two raku firings a year at a member’s home, Pritchard said, adding people are welcome to join the guild at anytime.
“We usually meet the first Monday of the month,” she said.
Admission is free, the sale runs noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.