to Apr 4

Call to Artists - Annual Pottery Show & Sale

  • Bridgeland Community Centre (map)
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Annual Pottery Show & Sale

Bridgeland Community Centre
917 Centre Avenue NE - Calgary

May 4, 2019 - 10am - 4pm

Call to Artists!

Have your work displayed and sold at the annual APA pottery show & sale.

Tables $50 each
Application Deadline: April 4, 2019
register at events.albertapotters@gmail.com

Open to all APA members - APA memberships available at albertapottersassociation.org

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Coffee & Ceramics - Calgary Feb 27 6pm
6:00 PM18:00

Coffee & Ceramics - Calgary Feb 27 6pm

Coffee and ceramics, a meet up for all ceramics artists in Calgary. Come meet the ceramic community, talk shop, and drink some coffee.

We will be meeting at a different coffeehouse around Calgary each month and will host mug exchanges, explore specific topics, and enjoy being with others that understand our passion.

Come on out of the studio and hang out with other potters:

Wednesday Feb 27th @ 6pm
Higher Ground Coffeehouse
1126 Kensington  Rd NW

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to Feb 23

Call out for Millarville Market - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 23

Hello Potters!

This is a call out to APA current and future members to participate in the Millarville Farmers' Market this year. The summer market is every Saturday from June 15th to October 5th, 9am-2pm. Please let me know by February 23rd if you would like to participate.

If you are not a member at this time, you can still participate, just renew your membership in April.  APA membership year is April 1st 2019 to March 31th 2020.

How does it work?

Choose Your Saturdays between June 15th- Oct 5th

Please let me know ASAP what Saturdays you want to work and I will pair you with another potter for the day.

 Table Fees

Table fees are $25 per artist, per Saturday. Once the schedule is made fees are due up front by cheque or e-transfer.

What is Required of you

We have an assigned 10x10 area for our booth in the concession loop. If you are working the Market, you will need to pickup the APA tent, displays, supplies, and cash box prior to the Saturday you are working.  You will need to arrive by 7:30am to set up for the day with the other potter who will meet you there. Then, pack and take down at the end of the day, after 2pm. If you are not working consecutive Saturdays you will be asked to arrange with the next Saturday potters to past on the tent and all supplies.

Please contact me at events.albertapotters at gmail.com and inform me of your interest and the Saturdays you would like, or if you are more flexible just let me know the Saturdays that do not work for you.

Thank you and Happy Potting!


Louise Brud
Events Coordinator, Alberta Potters' Association

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to Sep 29

ACAD to host 1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference Sept 27-29 2018

  • Alberta College of Art and Design (map)
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The Alberta College of Art + Design is proudly hosting the 29th annual 1000 Miles Apart Conference.

Our mission is to connect ceramics students, professionals and enthusiasts across the country into one vibrant community.

Most of the conference is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please look at the schedule and the variety of amazing potters that will be in attendance:


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3:00 PM15:00

12th Annual Empty Bowls Arts Festival

  • 20 east lake way airdrie, alberta (map)
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Join us for a celebration of community! Featuring local music, art, kid's activities and free soup lunch! Hand-made pottery bowls are available for purchase for a suggested $20 donation. All proceeds support Airdrie Food Bank programs.

Location: Airdrie Food Bank building (20 East Lake Way, Airdrie AB) 
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Note: If you can assist in glazing bowls prior to Sept 22, contact Greg McRitchie as soon as possible! The festival is also looking for potters to help with outreach to demo during the festival and have a great time with clay. 

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to Sep 1

Millarville Market APA booth accepting potters!

 The Millarville Market is on Saturdays from June 16 to October 6

If you are interested in trying out a Saturday or two:

  • Potters must attend from 7am until 2pm.
  • Tables, tablecloths, and tent are provided.
  • Artists must bring one tote of pottery and any prop pieces. Our theme is black tablecloths and medium to dark colored wood for props. We do have a couple prop pieces for artists to use. Please keep to these theme colours.
  • Table fee is $25/Saturday. You will be sharing a tent and may share a table. You are guaranteed 1/2 of a table. We have a maximum of three potters per Saturday
  • Deadline for application is May 15, 2018.

Please contact Rylee at (403) 919-4195 or email membership.albertapotters (at) gmail.com

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9:30 AM09:30

APA Annual General Meeting June 2, 2018

The APA AGM is an event that includes a workshop, mug exchange, silent auction, social networking, as well as the annual general meeting itself.

This year's time & date:
June 1, 2018
9:30 registration & coffee
10:00 workshop begins

This year's location:
Artpoint at 1139 11th St SE (in Inglewood) in Calgary, Alberta

This is a call for new board members as all of our executive board positions will be vacant. We need to fill the following executive positions: President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Board meets online monthly using Google Hangouts.

This year's workshop/demonstration artist:
We welcome Mindy Andrews as our workshop artist. You can see her work and read more about Mindy on her website.

Other activities:
Lunch Pot Luck - Members will bring their own plates, utensils, and a table ready contribution to share.   

Silent Auction - Pieces have generously been donated by the participants of last year’s retreat in Nelson with Robin Dupont. These will be on display for bidding. The gas firing was successful in light of the tragic fires that overcame the British Columbia forests during the retreat.   

Mug Exchange - Each potter is asked to bring a mug for our annual mug exchange.  

We look forward to seeing you!

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to Sep 9

Wood Firing with Robin Dupont in Winlaw, BC

Second Annual Potters' Retreat

Wood-Fire with Robin DuPont

Where: Robin DuPont's studio in Winlaw, BC
When: September 2-9, 2017
Cost: $100.00 (non-refundable and must pay upon registration)
Registration Deadline: July 28, 2017

The APA is committed to bringing our community together with affordable experiences that enrich our members and help them develop their practice.  We know that many workshops may be unaccessible because the price of the workshops, accommodations, time off work, and travel expenses make attending these valuable experiences few and far between.  This is why, when APA was unable to organize a large enough wood firing in Alberta, and Robin offered for us to use his own personal kiln in BC, we decided to subsidize the workshop and accommodations. 

Accommodations in Winlaw are few and far between, expensive, and fill up quickly.  APA has located a rental home, that can fit up to 12 people in single beds, hostel style.  We are subsidizing this and it will cost $240 per person, for the duration of the workshop. We are booked for 9 nights from Sept 1-10, the cost is the same regardless of the day you arrive or depart. It is first come, first served, we will try to get everyone on the same property but please be aware that if you sign up late you may be responsible for your own accommodations. 

You must commit to the entire workshop.  Wood firing is a team effort from start to finish, even during cooling when the wood is restocked.  Persons wanting to leave part way through the workshop will not be registered.

The cost of the workshop is $100, the accommodations are $240.  Participants must pay in full upon registration, and all fees are Non-Refundable.  You must register by JULY 28, 2017.  You must have a current APA Membership. 

September 2-3 - Orientation, Glazing and loading
September 4-6 - Firing
September 7-8 - Cooling & wood prep
September 9 - Unload and clean-up

*Participants must bring bisque ware ready to glaze and fire. Glazes and slips will be provided. Further details will be provided as the become available. 

To register or inquire contact:

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Andrew Tarrant Demo and AGM
9:00 AM09:00

Andrew Tarrant Demo and AGM

Andrew Tarrant Demo
and AGM
June 10, 2017

 artsPlace Canmore

950 8th Ave, Canmore, AB

Join us on Saturday June 10th with Alberta artist Andrew Tarrant! He will be demonstrating his sprig techniques to create amazing pots and some tips and tricks to add to your clay tool box.

Free with APA membership!

9:30 - Registration and Mug Exchange with Coffee and Doughnuts
10:30 - Demo
12:30 - 1:30 AGM and Potluck Lunch
1:30 - Demo
4:30 to 6 - Clean up, good byes

Reserve your seat by emailing: 

This event is a POT LUCK, so please bring a tasty dish to share!  Also, please bring a plate and cutlery to cut down on waste. 

We will also continue with our ANNUAL MUG EXCHANGE! Bring a mug and get another artist's mug in exchange.

SHOW YOUR WORK! We have a space to display our most recent work, bring something along that you'd like to share with the group. It will be so nice to see what everyone has been up to in their studios! 

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First Annual APA Potters' Retreat
to Oct 16

First Annual APA Potters' Retreat

First Annual APA Potters' Retreat!!

A Soda and Salt Firing Workshop at Medalta, Medicine Hat

October 12-16, 2016

Participants will be allowed to bring approximately 30 mug sized pieces of bisque ware to glaze and fire in the Medalta kilns.  You will learn about the glazes and firing procedures for Salt and Soda atmospheres.  Cost of this workshop will be no more than $100, however, participants are responsible for their own lodging.  Space is limited to 12 participants. 

Please contact president@albertapottersassociation.org if you are interested in participating. 

713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
T1A 3K9

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to Oct 14

Explorations - Calgary Public Library Show

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Dates: October 3rd – 14th, 2016

"Explorations" presents the work of members of the Alberta Potters' Association and demonstrates how they explore the infinite possibilities of working with clay. Along with the display of work, demonstrations are a key component of this exhibition and will be held each weekday of the exhibition, from 11:30-1:00. A slideshow of work and studio spaces will accompany the physical presentation of APA members' work. 

Calgary Public Library - Central Branch
616 Macleod Trail S.E.
Calgary AB T2G 2M2

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3:30 PM15:30

Call for Entries: Calgary Public Library Slideshow

Deadline: Friday, September 16th, 2016
Dates: October 3rd – 14th, 2016

**Note: this is not a physical exhibition. this is an electronic slideshow to be played concurrent to physical exhibition.**

Submit 2 - 4 images for the slideshow at the Calgary Public Library exhibition. Images can include:

  • work
  • studio shots

Please make sure images are high resolution as they will be displayed on a large screen.

Please email submissions to Kellsey Ronaghan at madebykellsey@gmail.com

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3:30 PM15:30

Call for Entries - Calgary Public Library Show

Deadline: Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Dates: October 3rd – 14th, 2016

"Explorations" presents the work of members of the Alberta Potters' Association and demonstrates how they explore the infinite possibilities of working with clay. Along with the display of work, demonstrations are a key component of this exhibition. They will be held each weekday of the exhibition, from 11:30-1:00. Artists wishing to display work in the exhibition must participate in the demonstrations. Artists will receive free parking and an honorarium for their participation. Sales are not permitted, however, artists' contact information will be supplied with their work. Open to functional and sculptural ceramics. One submission only. 

Submission requirements:

  • APA Member
  • Artist Statement (max 1 page)
  • Artist Bio (max 1 page)
  • Image of work to submit for show
    • Work must fill 21"x21"x24" space
    • Submission can include sets or multiple pieces
    • Please indicate scale in photo
  • Demo-Day Availability 
  • Demo Idea (slab-building, pinch pot, moulds, etc.)

Curated digitally by Connie Pike and Kellsey Ronaghan.

Please email submissions to both at:

connie@pikestudios.com  |  madebykellsey@gmail.com

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Millarville Market - A Call to All Potters!
3:30 PM15:30

Millarville Market - A Call to All Potters!

The Alberta Potters' Association is looking for Potters' to be a part of this Summer/ Fall Millarville Market. The market takes place every Saturday 9 am to 2 pm starting June 25th through until October 8. Join other Alberta Potters' in selling your wares at one of Alberta's largest markets. As a group we are able to keep fees to a minimum, Participation is $20 per Saturday.
Please contact Rylee at membership.albertapotters@gmail.com for more info. 

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AGM with Sarah Pike
9:30 AM09:30

AGM with Sarah Pike

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up and we are so pleased to present a demonstration by Sarah Pike:

Saturday June 18, 2016
Registration and Coffee Starting at 9.30am
10 am - 4.30 pm with AGM at 1:30 pm
Free With APA Membership


This is a Pot Luck Event so please bring a dish to share, and please bring your own plate and cutlery to cut down on waste.  

Mug Exchange!
Each year we like to hold a Mug Exchange! If you would like to take part, be sure to bring one of your mugs with you!!

Show Your Work!
Bring a piece of what you're working on for our impromptu AGM Show. Will be nice to see what everyone has been up to!

Leighton Art Centre
Range Rd 23,
Millarville, AB T0L 1K0

Click HERE for detailed directions

Register Now and reserve your seat by emailing president@albertapottersassociation.org

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