If you have questions about membership, or you want to pay your fees, Karen Clark is our contact person. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our annual rate is $30 per person or $50 for couples/studios. It is payable at the September AGM each year. We do not adjust the amount for late or partial membership as we feel the membership fee is nominal as it is.
How To Join
- Meetings: Come to a meeting and let us know you want to join. You don’t have to join to come to your first meeting. You can just come to check it out.
- Mail: If you want to mail it in there’s contact info on the application form.
Pay by e-transfer
If you already do your banking and pay bills online, you may find this a convenient way to send your fees. It also makes things much easier for our Treasurer. If you want to learn e-transfers click here for a great training video here.
If you’re a seasoned pro, click here for your e-transfer options.
Pay by cheque
Download an application here…
Benefits of Membership
When you become a member you will be able to attend our gatherings on a regular basis. Monthly meetings are held September through May. We split business from presentations. Business is done in September at the AGM, January and May. We strive to make the business meetings enjoyable and social.
Presentations are offered in October, November, February, March and April. These are great times for sharing expertise and discussing technical issues common to artists and potters alike. We break for summer and for Christmas so we reserve December for our Social. Find out more about our meetings.
We like to hold one workshop each year, although at times we skip a year. We’ve featured potters from Canada and the US, including Vincent Massey, Darrell Hancock, Keith Rice-Jones, Paul Davis from Australia, Linda Doherty, Judy Weeden, Susan Le Poidevin, Bob Kingsmill, Vince Pitelka, Elaine Brewer-White and more. Find out more about our workshops.
TVPG has an extensive library covering various aspects of pottery. Our library is located within our monthly meeting room, housed in it’s own cabinet at the Parkview Activity centre. It can be accessed each month at the beginning or just after each monthly get-together. Find out more about our Library.
The guild organizes exhibitions every second year that allow our members to show their work in a public gallery. Find out more about our exhibitions.
The guild runs a fall sale, usually at the beginning of November. Find out more about our sales.
The following is an excerpt from our constitution….
The objectives of the TVPG shall be:
To bring together potters and ceramists in the Thompson Valley area in BC in a group for their mutual advantage.
To endeavor to improve the standards of ceramic work in the Thompson Valley by education of the membership and the public.
To promote exhibitions of members’ work at such places as may be decided upon.
To endeavor to expand the choice of ceramic books in the local library and to bring in films or slides on a loan basis on ceramic subjects for the use of members.
To hold meetings and provide lecturers and/or workshops each month or as otherwise agreed upon.
To affiliate or collaborate with other groups of potters or other craftsmen in Canada, the United States or elsewhere as may be decided upon.
To carry on such other activities as may be decided upon from time to time, of an artistic, educational or social character