Thanks to the many clay artists and supporters who have taken part in the APA survey! We’re over 100 participants, but would like to have as many take part as possible. If you’ve put off, please do so. We need a wide representation of involvement in clay arts, from across the province.
Tell us what you think and what you need to make this a successful industry in Alberta.
Our strategies for 2014 and beyond will be based on your answers. This survey is seeking general information initially to determine broad stroke needs, and then with further discussion with you, focus in on detailed strategies.
Ceramics Canada Is Moving!
January 7, 2014
Bring your coupon to receive 15% off Mayco and next box price on all clay.
Valid January 7 to February 7, with coupon. One per customer.
New address is #16-240040 Frontier Place SE
Hours: Tuesday to Fridays 10 – 5, Saturdays 10 – 3
Closed all Saturdays on long weekends
We’ve been working on this for the past few months to make this new website helpful, informative and a community builder.
As a member, use the website to tell us about you and your work in the member page and if you have a gallery show or sale or something you want to share and don’t hesitate to tell us. There is a lot going on in Alberta’s ceramic world and we want to make sure that we provide a forum and a means to tell the clay arts community and beyond who and what we are and what we do.
It’s still a bit of a work in progress as we have a few uploads to do, such as the approved minutes, writing current blogs and keeping a calendar of events updated.
Your feedback is welcome. Tell us what works, what could be improved and what you’d like to see.
Many thanks to these associations and businesses that are supporting the APA survey by donating a one year membership.
On our June 29th AGM, and rebooked to the last minute possible due to the great flood in Calgary, two important bylaws were passed. One for a new membership clause, allows non-profit organizations and private and public businesses to join as organizations. The APA has never had this, just individual memberships, so this allows organizations with goals and intent of working with and for Alberta’s ceramics world to take part. We do hope guilds, businesses, schools and colleges and non-profits join. Individual membership is $20 and organizational membership is $40 per year.
The second bylaw that passed was for a dissolution clause. As a registered charity, we must have this bylaw as part of the various Acts that we operate under. It also provides us with a much better means for fundraising.
The final question raised, which is not a bylaw change, was about our name, Alberta Potters’ Association. There have been rumblings for years about this name, in part because quite a few people don’t consider themselves potters and would like the name of the provincial organization to reflect this. So, the vote at the AGM is allowing us to review, study and research our name. Not necessarily to change it, but, find out if it’s widely acceptable these days, if it reflects what we do and is it a good brand? And, then the really big question, IF, we wish change, what do we change it to?
We call on all our members to talk to us about this, as we need your feedback.
Complete the survey! The next steps will be to do an analysis of who we are and what we want. Then comes the development of a five-year strategic plan, also something that we haven’t done in a very long time.
Help us, the APA board, help you. Check out the BLOG on the website for more details on the revised bylaws, looking at our name and our plans for 2013-2014.
View the Alberta Potters' Association Blog to stay up to date
Who We Are
The Alberta Potters Association (APA) is a vibrant community of clay artists based in Alberta, Canada. Establish in 1968, the APA has been providing opportunities and support to our membership ranging from enthusiasts to professional ceramic artists for nearly fifty years. Don’t let our name fool you; our membership is made up of sculptors, potters, performance artist, public art installation artists, and mixed media folks who make public art, table wear, decorative and conceptual work.
We have professionals, amateurs and hobbyists, professors of ceramic arts and recreational instructors in our midst. We come from all walks of life and are brought together by the love to work creatively with clay.
Contact Us For Calendar Listings
A month before your event, contact the APA, through the classifieds contact form to include your event on the calendar! We’ll ensure that you are listed. Help us help you tell people when and where you have a sale, show or special event.