The Edmonton Potters’ Guild is a volunteer organization that relies on all of its members to help in keeping our Guild a safe, educational and, most importantly, an enjoyable environment in which to work.
The Edmonton Potters’ Guild (EPG) is a place where the art of pottery is learned, preserved and promoted in a supportive environment .
The Guild is a non-profit, cooperative organization that continues to operate only through the dedication, enthusiasm and participation of the individual members. An Executive Committee, elected by the membership, is responsible for the decision making regarding all aspects of the operation and management of the Guild.
The day-to-day operations of the Guild are funded through three primary sources:
Collection of Class/Studio Fees
Project and Operating Grants from Alberta Culture, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Edmonton Arts Council
Proceeds from The EPG Annual Pottery Sale
The EPG Annual Pottery Sale is the only fundraising event conducted by the membership, and is a significant source of revenue.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts – for the past several years, the AFA has supported the Edmonton Potters’ Guild by the award of annual operating grants. This funding has enabled the Guild to maintain its facilities and equipment, as well as increase its promotional efforts within the local community.
Alberta Culture and Tourism (2020) - the Community Facility Enhancement Program provided EPG with a matching grant in support of the purchase of our new natural gas kiln to provide the firing capabilities within our new space.
Edmonton Arts Council – EAC provides support for the EPL through the award of an annual operating grant. This funding allows the Guild to operate with modest increases in our membership fees, etc. In 2020, EAC offered a one-time project grant to assist arts-based organizations with financial costs related to a project defined by the organization. EPG was fortunate to receive this grant to help EPG with professional/human resources in connection with moving the EPG studio.
Stanley A. Milner Library - Edmonton Public Libraries - with the focus of this library being on arts and culture and being situated in the Downtown Arts District, the EPL had provided us with gallery/display space each year in the Fall, within the Milner Gallery on the main floor, as well as elsewhere throughout the library.
Wellspring Edmonton - is a community-based Canadian charitable organization with four core values: Community, Compassion, Empowerment and Respect. Its mission is to create and deliver the best programs to meet the psychological, emotional and educational needs of individuals and families living with cancer.
External charitable organizations – each year, many EPG members generously donate their time and/or their wares to the fundraising efforts of various charitable organizations within the local community.
The Edmonton Potters’ Guild Studios are located at 8826 - 51st Avenue NW in Edmonton.