Light the Fire is not just another Christmas craft sale.
The Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay will again house over 20 potters this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a once-a-year event bringing some of Vancouver Island’s finest potters under one roof.
The potters of Comox Valley have been throwing, and glazing and firing kilns up and down the valley in preparation for this show and sale.
There will be bright, cheerful-coloured pottery and rich, deep wood-fired pottery along with raku, porcelain, stoneware gas and soda-fired work. There will be lots to choose from for every taste.
Right here in our own backyards, we have some of the Valley’s finest potters and artisans. Many local potters sell their work in Tofino, Vancouver, Victoria, Alberta, and Ontario. Some are among the artists you see at the Filberg Festival and Nautical Days and Vancouver’s Circle Craft and they too will be at this sale.
The local potters’ guild has a revolving display of work at the Comox Airport year round. Many islanders will come all the way from Victoria and Port Hardy for this one-day only show and sale.
Partial proceeds from Light the Fire will help to support the many community interests, including the local food bank once again.
Each year, local potters present a bursary to a North Island College ceramics student as well as assisting with equipment and kiln maintenance in the ceramics department.
Potters support of YANA each year with their chili bowl event and they provide opportunities for community members to have a table at their Holiday Sale to fundraise for various causes.
Refreshments this year will be provided by G.P. Vanier Secondary School students as a fundraiser.
Enter in a raffle for a wonderful door prize by guild president Cori Sandler.
Admission is a loonie, but feel free to give more if you wish, as the local food bank will again benefit from your entry to our show. Last year, potters were able to put a whole lot of food on our neighbours’ plates through a sizable donation to the food bank. Their goal is to provide even more this year.
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— Comox Valley Potters