• Our supporters

    • * NWT Arts Council
    • * Yellowknife Community Foundation
    • * Canadian North
    • * Yellowknife Direct Charge Coop
    • * City of Yellowknife
    • * YK Dairies
    • * Yellowknife Home Hardware
    • * Creative Basics
    • * Genesis Group
    • * Coast Fraser Tower
    • * Emco Frontier Mining
    • * BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc
    • * St. Patrick High School
    • * Diavik Diamond Mines Inc
    • * Dave Pritchard
    • As well, everyone who volunteers, teaches, buys a raffle ticket, loads a kiln, purchases an item at our sales, mops the floor or takes a class contributes to building our Guild community. Thank you!

The YK Guild of Arts and Crafts Celebrates 70 years!

Amazingly, one of the oldest crafting guilds in Canada is right here in the NWT…the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts was formed in 1946 and is celebrating 70 years! To mark this occasion, a curated exhibition of select works from past and current Guild members will be on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre from October-March 2017. Please join us for the launch of this special exhibit on Thursday October 13th from 6-8 p.m.

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A few spaces left…

Our mass registration for all Fall classes was held last week. There are a few classes with spots remaining. Check out the “classes” page for more details on which classes still have openings! If you didn’t get into the class of your choice, please come out to our winter registration night. It will be held on January 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. 

Mass Registration for YK Guild Fall Classes Happening September 8th

The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts is offering a number of different classes and workshops in the fall of 2016. Mass registration for all classes will take place on Thursday September 8th at the Guild (113 Kam Lake Road) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Registration is in-person only. Cash or cheque are the only accepted forms of payment. For details on all classes and workshops being offered, visit the “classes” page of this website!

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Fireweed Opening for the Summer…and Ice Cream Bowl Sale coming up!

The Fireweed Studio (small log building beside City Hall) is open this summer selling hand made pottery and fibre arts from the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts. Hours are Tuesdays 5:00-7:30 pm and Saturdays from11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cash or cheque only.
Fireweed StudioAlso – don’t miss out on our annual Ice Cream Bowl sale on July 1 at 12:00at the FIreweed Studio. Buy a bowl and your ice cream is included!
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Spring Sale on May 6th!

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Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 5th at 7 p.m. at the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts.

Glaze Workshop Coming Up in April

Do you love throwing or handbuilding but have a small heart attack every time it’s time to glaze your stuff? Are you stuck in a colour combo rut? Ever find yourself gazing longingly at a mystery person’s bowl wondering how on earth they achieved such fabulous heights of colourful perfection?  All these situations and more can be remedied by taking part in the *free* (for members) Glaze Workshop at the Guild on Saturday April 16th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Space is limited so email potteryclassesyk@gmail.com to sign up!

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Upcoming Handbuilding Pottery Workshop

Two Day Workshop with Visiting Artist Sarah Pike will be offered on April 2nd and 3rd 2016. The workshop is focused on Slab-Building with Texture

Sarah Pike is a full time studio potter making slab-built, functional pots in Fernie, BC.  Her work can be found in galleries in Canada and the USA and was recently featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated.  She is also a member of the Canadian clay collective, Make and Do. She loves to travel and teach her pottery techniques along the way…check out her work on her website (www.sarahpikepottery.com) or instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/sarahpikepottery/)

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Description of Workshop:

Day 1: We will begin the workshop by exploring how to roll out the ideal and most efficient slab.  Workshop participants will explore texture with a variety of tools and techniques including making our own texture tools such as texture rollers and stamps.  We will take our textured slabs and shape them into simple forms such as cups and plates.

 

Day2: I will demonstrate how to stretch the simple cylinder into a variety of shapes such as squares and triangles and look at how to use these different shapes to make forms like butter dishes, creamers, mugs, and small jars.  We will make paper templates for a variety of slab components such as lids and spouts.  Students will make a variety of forms and will leave the workshop with tools and techniques to make great slab built pottery.

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Cost of this workshop is $200, plus cost of clay and membership

Space is limited so contact Rachel at 445.1214 or coffeefreak57@hotmail.com to reserve you spot.