Sylvie Schroeder

Coast Realty Group

Denman Island & Union Bay

32nd ANNUAL DENMAN POTTERY STUDIO TOUR The 13 local artisans who will be showcasing their latest clay works on May 18th and 19th practise one of the oldest decorative art forms on the planet. It has long been theorized that pottery began with the advent of agriculture around 10,000 years ago. But in 2012, archaeologists discovered fragments in a cave in south China that are confirmed to have originated another 10,000 years earlier than that! Denman's 32nd annual Pottery Studio Tour promises a diversity of styles and techniques representative of ever evolving local creativity, with incredibly deep roots. Shirley Phillips is one of several island potters who enjoy the age-old methods of building vessel forms by hand with coils of clay, and smoke firing or wood firing them when perfectly dry. Much as her ancient predecessors created patterns by pressing various materials into the clay surface while still damp, Phillips excels at utilizing a wide variety of natural and found objects to make he

2019 Denman Island POTTERY Studio Tour

Sylvie Schroeder -
 Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Denman Island is celebrating it’s 32nd annual Pottery Studio Tour over the May long weekend!

This FREE self-guided treasure hunt is a wonderful way to explore the island, with a total of ten unique venues welcoming visitors May 18th & 19th between 10 am and 5 pm daily. From beautifully hand-crafted functional wares to one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces for indoor or outdoor display, there is something to appeal to everyone!

Studios on the Tour: Lilac Sun PotteryBeardsley PotteryDown to Earth PotteryFlowing Art StudioGordon Hutchens Pottery, Hanne Christensen Pottery, LeBaron Studio, Raucaus Raven Pottery, Tom Dennis Pottery, & Vasilia Clayworks.

You can pick up your tour map at the Buckley Bay ferry booth or on-island at the General Store, Abraxas Books & Gifts, or the Denman Craft Shop.

A special exhibit featuring examples of work from each of the potters participating this year will be on display in the Denman Craft Shop throughout the entire month of May!

For ferry schedule info, a list of all the artists involved and a colorful sneak preview of what they will have to offer, please visit www.denmanpottery2019.blogspot.ca  You can also find the Denman Pottery Tour on Facebook!

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