Craft Nova Scotia – Great Atlantic Canadian Pottery Throwdown – Saturday, October 17th, 2:00pm

Great Atlantic Canadian Pottery Throwdown

Saturday, October 17th @ 2:00pm
on Zoom


On Saturday, October 17th at 2pm potters will join Craft Nova Scotia on Zoom at their wheels and/or workbenches. The public are invited to watch via Zoom. Each potter will have 6-7lbs of clay and all their equipment ready to go, their computer, tablet or phone camera will be focused on their wheel or workspace, either close up to just see the wheel/hands and their clay at work, or pulled back a bit more so you can see the potter working.

We will introduce each potter, and show a short video or panorama shot of their studio. Then all at the same time the potters will throw down their clay and start creating a vessel with a time limit of 20 minutes. Online visitors will get to see the potters hands at work, and the vessels taking shape. Different techniques, shapes and styles will emerge on screen.

This Great Atlantic Canadian Pottery Throwdown was the brainchild of potter Wendy Johnston, who is part of the current Craft Nova Scotia member exhibition, Craft Year 2020, at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia’s Mary E. Black Gallery. Due to Covid-19 gathering limits we asked each exhibitor to come up with a virtual engagement idea just in case the gallery wasn’t able to be open to visitors. Luckily we are able to be open, 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, but couldn’t resist this and the other ideas that our exhibitors came up with!

If you would like to watch the action unfold you can join by visiting the registration page, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you,

If you are potter who plans on playing along visit the registration page, fill out the form and we will send you an email shortly with a few more details.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Julie Rosvall, Program Director via email or by calling/texting 902-691-1493.

Thank you!

Julie Rosvall
Program Director
Craft Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7