Pottery Opened in Downtown Kelowna: “The Arts are Finest Made within the Neighborhood” – Okanagan

A new pottery studio in the heart of downtown Kelowna helps shape new and experienced potters.

“We have everything from the clay to all of the machines, the pan washers, and hand tools and kilns so we both fire and do the glazing, which we make in-house and do everything in-house,” said Jane Carss, co-founder of Clayline Pottery Studio .

The four co-founders of the Lawrence Avenue Pottery Studio – Carss, Allan Carswell, Fern Helfand, and Susan Crichton – have teamed up to create a space where members can come, use materials, share knowledge, and have fun.

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“I believe the arts are best done in community and in concert with like-minded people who want to have a good time, and I think the four of us share the belief that if you want to get creative, you have a welcome and creative one To create space, ”said Crichton.

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Some of the masterpieces created by the members and founders end up in the studio’s gift shop.

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They also offer courses in clay spinning and hand shapes for anyone interested in trying the art form.

“I teach hand-building and hand-building is not on the bike. We use … [a] Record roller, we roll out a lot of clay or clay rolls and then build and shape with our hands. We put parts on molds and build things, ”said Helfand.

The Clayline Pottery Studio is open to the public and offers courses and new members are welcome.

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