The variety of useful pottery in a range of shapes

Ponoka Pottery Guild showcases members’ works

A better facility to work and learn has certainly helped the Ponoka Potters Guild.

A better facility to work and learn has certainly helped the Ponoka Potters Guild.

That was all on display at the guild’s annual pottery show and sale on May 6 at their classroom and studio space at the old Ponoka Elementary School location.

Many of the guild’s 25 to 30 members had pieces up for sale ranging from plates and bowls to planters and decorative items.

Guild member Shelley MacGregor explained that most of the pottery work is designed for daily use, whether it’s bowls for serving and making food or for gardening and plants.

The Ponoka guild is one of Alberta’s oldest rural pottery organizations having been around for 41 years, added member Meagan Sejdl.

“We have members from Ponoka, Red Deer, Blackfalds and Wetaskiwin,” she said, “And that also shows how connected the central Alberta pottery community is.”

While the sale was about selling works for the members, it was also an opportunity to show off the exceptional space the group has been able to use. The guild has been occupying the second floor of the south end of the Pink School for more than a year now through a lease with Wolf Creek Public Schools.

“The more permanent space has certainly made the members feel more settled and is such a great space for our shows,” said MacGregor.

“It also has a lot of space for use to work, for taking classes and teaching others.”

For more information on the pottery guild, reach them at their website www.ponokapottery.weebly.com.