About Us

The Edmonton Potters’ Guild (EPG) 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.  As a member, you are an essential part of our organization and we thank you for joining the EPG.

Mission Statement

The Edmonton Potters’ Guild (EPG) is a place where the art of pottery is learned, preserved and  promoted in a supportive environment . 

Our Organization

The Guild is a 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

  • Operating Grants from 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.  

Community Relationships

  • Victoria School – throughout its’ years of operation, the Guild has worked with the Victoria School for the Arts on numerous occasions to foster the ongoing education of the Edmonton community in the arts and, particularly in the area of ceramics. Each year EPG offers a one-term scholarship for a recent Victoria School ceramic arts graduate to attend an intermediate/studio level instructed session that would give the student an opportunity to build their portfolio for future education.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 has 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.  During their current renovations, they are unable to offer this opportunity to us, although when the Library re-opens, we are anticipating the exhibits will continue.

  • 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.  EPG provides supplies and studio services for two of its members to provide instruction at the Wellspring Centre, for cancer patients and survivors to create a hand built bowl that represents their own journey to wellness. These sessions are offered in the Fall and Spring and are very popular with the attendees.

  • 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.  

Our Location & Hours of Operation

The Edmonton Potters’ Guild is fortunate to reside within the most recognized school for fine arts in Edmonton.  We are situated in the basement of the old section of Victoria School for Performing and Visual Arts, located on Kingsway Avenue and 101st Street.  Access to the studio is gained through the Victoria School south entrance (main entrance doors on 108 Avenue and 102 Street). 

 

Typical hours of operation are:

 

  • DAYTIME:    Monday to Friday  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • EVENINGS:  Monday to Thursday  6:00 – 10:00 pm

                            Friday Evening  6:00 - 9:30 pm

  • SATURDAY: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Because we are located in the school, we are bound by school operating hours, and follow the scheduled closures for school holidays, professional development days, etc.  Each year, a class schedule, noting school/Guild closures, is posted in the Guild and is also emailed to all members.

Contact Us

Membership Inquiries:

General Inquiries:

c/o Victoria School

10210 – 108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta   T5H 1A8

Tel.  780-426-5642 Email:  edmontonpottersguild@gmail.com

c/o Victoria School

10210 – 108 Avenue, 
Edmonton, Alberta  CANADA  T5H 1A8

Tel.  780-426-5642

edmontonpottersguild@gmail.com

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