The Guild’s community involvement (outreach focus) includes two annual sales with demonstrations and displays by Guild members. Part of the Spring Sale proceeds are donated to NOVA Montréal (formerly VON), and to the Whiteside Taylor Centre. The Guild participates in community events such as the ‘Empty Bowls’ project. In January 2008, the Guild organized its first ‘bowl-a-thon’ in the studio and over 100 bowls were made as part of the Guild members’ continuing donation to raise funds for local food banks.
Currently our Guild has 33 members who range from novice to experienced potters. Most members maintain a working studio separate from the Guild’s studio, but do use the library (200 titles related to the ceramic arts and 6 current periodicals) and special equipment as well as attend workshops.
The Guild is a member of Fusion, The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Members participate in juried shows, e.g., Fusion, 1001 Pots and have their work featured in local galleries and shops, e.g., Canadian Guild of Crafts.
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