We celebrate the unique works of local artisans, promoting craftsmanship in the exploration of functional and sculptural clay works.
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.