The Comox Valley Potters are at it again.
They are creating a festive, community-based event. The “Light the Fire” pottery sale and show is coming up Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Filberg Centre, downtown Courtenay. They will, again, be sharing their space with the Comox Valley Food Bank and the Merville Grandmothers. The warm, joyful atmosphere is sure to fill you with holiday cheer.
Each year the potters share their space and door proceeds with the Comox Valley Food Bank. We would all be grateful if you were to bring a food item donation along with your $1 admission.
This will be the second year hosting the Merville Grandmothers in the kitchen. The grannies will be selling coffee, tea and light lunches. They are raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.
Round this off with an amazing door prize and nearly 30 potters under one roof and you are sure to have a wonderful afternoon. This sale is highly anticipated in the community and up and down the island, as it is like taking a studio tour and only having to make one stop. With so many potters together you are guaranteed to find something to fit every taste and every budget. You will find pieces from the purely decorative to the purely functional and everything in between.
It is no secret that potters like to cook and eat, as evidenced by the potters continuing support of YANA with our chili bowl fundraiser. This year we are proud to say we raised over $3,500 with homemade chili and handmade bowls. Coming together and connecting around food is one of the great pleasures in life. There is much talk of the slow food movement. Along with the slow food movement comes a move from mass produced tableware to lovingly crafted pottery to hold and display your lovingly prepared meal. Almost all the functional pieces at the sale can move from oven, to table, to dishwasher.
We know that there are many cheaper, mass produced decorative and functional pieces out there and we appreciate that you choose to support local artists and the community.