Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Off to SOFA

We are off to SOFA Chicago. Will post pics soon. Unfortunately our shop will temporarily be closed until the 8 th of November. Can't wait to see all the world class fine craft.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lark books, Burlington Art Centre, SOFA Chicago...

Lots has happened since our last entry!
1.) Lark books published 500 teapots volume II at the end of the summer. King's Point Pottery is one of the 500 artists. This is our second lark book we were selected for. The first was Plates and Chargers. Thank you to Lark for including us again. We do have both lark books available for purchase at our gallery.

2.) The Burlington Arts Centre, in Ontario currently has a show on until the middle of January 2014 called " Salt Soda and Wood". We are a part of that group show. Thank you to Jonathan Smith for including us in our very first Burlington event. Thank you as well to Gloria Hickey who introduced us to the people at Burlington.

3.) The world famous, SOFA Chicago, USA is on starting November 01, 2013. We applied and were invited on an educational mission to this world's biggest one of a kind (gallery craft) exhibition. There, you could buy for the same price, either a house or a piece of craft...amazing! We are very excited for our first trip to Sofa and Chicago.

(Unfortunately it is on at the very same time as the CCNL  xmas craft fair at the arts and culture centre in St John's, we are missing that wonderful show for the first time in 21 years! But we hope you don't miss the finest craft fair in St John's! 6th to the 10th of November 2013)

There is a whole lot more happening but a bit too early to blog about just yet. We will keep you posted!

Best wishes to all,
David and Linda
King's Point Pottery

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design invites KPP to speak at Conference

 David will be giving a lecture on day one, "Recreating the future; Product Development", at a world class Creative Conference in Sydney, NS Canada! Speakers are coming from all across North America. Check out this incredible event!!!
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design will be hosting an exciting conference March 25th, 26th and 27th of 2013. The first day of the conference will be a day for artisans in the region to discover trends in the craft sector and enhance their professional skills in a variety of areas related to running a successful business in this dynamic sector. The 2nd and 3rd days will host sessions focusing on the importance of the creative economy in our community and look at how the development of cultural policies within municipalities can work to strengthen the craft sector in Cape Breton.
Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this opportunity to join the discussion. For more information, contact Lori at (902) 539-7491 x 115 or check our website for updated information soon! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Selected for inclusion in a new lark book!

King's Point Pottery has just been notified that they have been selected as one of the 500 international works to be included in latest version of "500 teapots V2" by Lark Publications based in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. (The very first in the wildly popular 500 series was coincidentally "500 teapots V1" way back in 2002.) This is the second time we have been published with Lark. Our first was in their 500 plates and chargers book in 2008. Sorry but I am not going to include an image of the specific work, as I wish it to be a  little bit of a surprise when it comes out later this year. Thank you very much to lark and their expert jury for the honour...and of course our many customers for supporting our work.
best Linda Yates and David Hayashida

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Feast of Pottery - St John's NL Canada

Feast Postcard Front
Link to Feast of Pottery

The annual Feast of Pottery is about to start! Ceramic craft/artists from various parts of North America have been invited by  St John's curator Alexis Templeton. We have been invited and can't wait to see this once a year opportunity, to check out exceptional new work from an ever changing selection of ceramicist! It's a wonderful show and sale. If you are in the area be sure to take it in!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Temporary Change in shopping hours!

Dear Customers:
King's Point Pottery will have irregular hours from the 24th to the 28th of Sept. ie we will only be open from 11am to 4pm.  If you plan on visiting during those dates pls do call ahead to confirm opening hours.
Sorry for any inconvenience!

Monday, September 17, 2012 profiles kingspointpottery

Corinne and Gary Funk of Arts Quest in NL.

King's Point Pottery Fine Craft Gallery was recently profiled by Arts Quest or
I call them the new Canadian "Etsy"....that is to say they are developing a new online full service sales site for fine craft and fine art types from Canada only.

Prior to putting the finishing touches on their e-commerce site they are laying the real honest ground work by travelling right across the country visiting crafts persons, arts persons and...discovering them, interviewing them and learning about them in general.

Here is the link to their blog-video of our interview here in Newfoundland:

Hope you enjoy it and I recommend you continue to check out their other interesting interviews!