Not just another craft sale

Light the Fire is not just another Christmas craft sale.

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.

For more, e-mail comoxvalleypotterclub@gmail.com.

— Comox Valley Potters

 

Just Posted

No quick fix for auto shop site in Cumberland

Council recommends the applicant get a temporary use permit for now

Snowbirds set to take to the skies of the Comox Valley and beyond

The Royal Canadian Air Force officially announced the 2020 Snowbirds schedule

Internationally acclaimed designer back in class at North Island College

Courtenay graphic designer Laura Prpich is sharing her knowledge and talent with… Continue reading

Denman Island potter recognized by BC arts community

Gordon Hutchens received a Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art and Design

Kwigwatsi Studio a labour of love for Comox Valley couple

The studio is at 3250 Comox Road and overlooks the Bighouse and K’omoks First Nation Band Office.

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

One man dead after car crash in Nanaimo

One person died, another was injured in the accident which happened Wednesday on Nanaimo Lakes Road

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature

Loggers call for action on strike, provincial stumpage

B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws

Scott Babcock found guilty of approaching a North Pacific humpback whale at less than 100 metres

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Most Read