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 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

  • Calgary Public Library Central (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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:  |

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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 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

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