Potters Guild of British Columbia

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Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Potters Guild of British Columbia

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Other form(s) of name

  • British Columbia Potters Guild

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Description area

Dates of existence



The Potters's Guild of British Columbia was founded in 1955 by Olea Davis.


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Functions, occupations and activities

The Guild owns and operates the Gallery of BC Ceramics , sponsors and arranges exhibitions, organises workshops, seminars and symposiums, manages a library of books and tapes and journals for use by the membership and general public, produces a monthly newsletter, co-ordinates two annual clay sales, holds regular fundraising events open to the public, and offers scholarships to its members.
Some of the publications of the Potters Guild are available through the UBC Library Catalogue here.

Mandates/sources of authority

The mandate of the Potters Guild of British Columbia is to support the needs and aspirations of studio potters and clay artists, educate its membership and the public about the history, technology and artistry of the ceramic arts, identify and encourage new talent, and promote awareness and appreciation of the ceramic arts to the general public.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Davis, Olea (1899-1977)

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Davis, Olea


Potters Guild of British Columbia

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Description of relationship

Olea Davis is credited with being the founder and first president of the Potters' Guild of British Columbia.

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  • Clipboard

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  • EAC

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