2015 Art in the Park TVPG Demo Booth

What a fabulous day for a demo Kamloops. Our Amanda Eccleston, from the “Clay Chimera Studio” was front and centre for most of the morning…gathering a crowd and demonstrating her potting skills under the canopy at the TVPG Community booth. She was joined by the fabulous Sheila Macdonald of “She Designs”, Karen Clark of Klaycentric Studio and Yoko Suzuki of “Sunshine Studio.”

Members Vikki Brown and Daphne Johnson joined in the fun…helping to answer questions from the audience. Kudos to the ladies…see you next year at Art in the Park!

Thompson Valley Potters’ Guild was created in October 1969 with only seven members. For many years the group met in each other’s homes, sharing techniques, talking about how to improve the standards of ceramics, and working to raise awareness of ceramics in the Kamloops area.

Now, 46 years later, there are 25 members who meet monthly to talk about many aspects of pottery. Members use a variety of clay – stoneware, porcelain, and earthenware to produce functional and one-of-a-kind pieces. We also use many different firing techniques – electric, gas, raku, and pitfire.