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Potter’s Guild receives $40,000 BC Arts Council grant

The Prince George Potters’ Guild has been awarded a grant from the BC Arts Council  through the Arts Infrastructure Program. The guild will receive $40,000 to assist with the development of a multi-purpose space dedicated to enhancing the existing equipment, opportunities, and workshops at Studio 2880.

Established in 1976, the guild has a long, rich history of sharing opportunities, ideas and successes. It is completely dependent on the hard work and commitment of its’ members. Learners of all skill levels form a co-operative group that generously volunteer their time and share the responsibilities of running and maintaining the studio facilities. The facility is dedicated to teaching ceramic arts to northern B.C. potters.

“The guild has acquired space for a multi-purpose space that will expand our capacity for glaze development,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, President of the Potters’ Guild.“ Right now, we can use traditional glaze applications, but this grant will allow us to offer a whole host of other opportunities to our members, students and other artists.”

The opportunities to explore different glazing techniques has exploded in the past decade, and tools are now available to allow ceramic artists to immensely increase artistic expressions in their work. This multi-purpose facility help the Guild provide for training and practice in a myriad of these different techniques. It will also allow potters to form partnerships with other artists in our community for unique artistic collaborations.

This project is expected to be completed by December 2022.

“We would like to gratefully acknowledge the BC Arts Council, the staff and board of The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District, and our community who make our organization stronger, ” said Fitzpatrick.  

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