Friday, February 28, 2014

New work for March of Mugs, 2014

We are launching 3 new lines of work at the gallery show and sale curated by Alexis Templeton Gallery, the March of Mugs Show at the Quidi Vidi Plantation, St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Running: Feb 28 - Mar 01 -Mar 02, 2014.

1. The first is the Tipton Tea Series. Inspired by both the innovative work of Alberta ceramic artist Barbara Tipton and the Newfoundland and Labrador love for tea. Here are a look at the first 3 in what we hope will be a long running series. (Those familiar with Ms Tipton will immediately see we are going in a decidedly different teacup direction from her very fine work.)
Tipton Teacup: inspired by antique Lipton teacup from the 1950's
and some very early 1980's work of Ms Tipton.

Fish Teacup: Newfoundlanders used to be called Fish and fish only refers to cod.
For us it is a bitter sweet cup as the NL fish were nearly destroyed by overfishing.

Beothuk Teacup: the Beothuk were race of people that 
used to live here in NL that are now very sadly extinct. 
Inside the teacup is a view of 2 beothuks paddling a canoe.
Beothuk patterns made with real red ochre paint.

2. The second is called the Ballistic Shot Glass Series. Made with the use of a 12 gauge shot gun to decorate the cups. Inspired by the creation of the earth's moon and its highly textured surface.

3. The third is the carved deep blue sea & land series. It features fish, crabs and other land & sea life.

Caribou stein.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

March of Mugs International 2014

Functional and beautiful cups, mugs, & more by exceptional & award winning international potters / ceramic artists


A (3 day) Pop-up Gallery Show
Opening: Friday Feb 28th, 2014 7 pm to 9pm
Running: Mar 1 to 2, 10 am to 5 pm daily

Location: Quidi Vidi Plantation, St John's, NL
10 Maple View Place
Free Parking Free Admission

Featured Artists include:
David Hayashida and Linda Yates, NL
Mike Kern, Texas
Tyler Guidan, Maine
Chanda Droske, Texas
Maaike Charron, NL
Katrina Chaytor, Alberta
Jay Kimball, Saskatchewan
Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie, NS
Adam Paulek, Virginia
Isabella St John, NL
Malley Weber, Maine
Alexis Templeton, NL

A special gallery exhibition curated by Alexis Templeton Gallery

Monday, December 2, 2013

Open until the 21st of December!..then holidays..then open Jan...

Yes we are still very much open and with lots of stock! As you can tell by our twitter feed (@potterykp) and our facebk page (Kings point pottery) lots of new things in time for the holidays. We are still suggesting to our customers to pls call ahead, just to be sure we are not baking cookies or out mummering or...

Our new winter hours are again: Tuesday to Saturday (5 days a week)  10:00 am to 5 pm or by appointment or by chance.

Happy holidays all!
Best wishes,
Linda & David

Ps: we will then be closing for the holidays on the 21 st of December 2013 at 5:00pm until the 8th of January 2014...then open again for business as usual on the 9th of January at 10:00am.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Temporarily, the shop is closed until the 8th of Nov

Sorry ...From today until the 8th of November the shop is going to be closed. Just temporary! New xmas products still arriving.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Top Shopping Destination in Newfoundland and Labrador...

Did you know Trip Advisor currently ranks King's Point Pottery's Newfoundland Craft Shop #1 for shopping (Under "things to do in Newfoundland" please check out the "Shopping Tab" in this link) in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada? (They do... and they also rated us #1 last year!!) And that is in addition to being awarded the years #1 craft shop a.k.a. the outstanding craft shop in Atlantic Canada earlier this year! ( Thanks to the Craft Council of NL for the nomination and the Craft Alliance for their selection!) All in has been a very fortunate year for our Newfoundland craft shop.

So thank you all very everyone out there who helps to make us the #1 Newfoundland Craft Shop! What's next? Well, it is no secret that our long term goal is to eventually become one of the finest Craft Shops in all of Canada. Please stay tuned as we have lots of new craft-artists planned for 2014!

Now that we are into the shoulder season (pre holiday season)...we would like to remind customers that we are still open year round but we do strongly recommend calling ahead. The fall and winter is just 5 days per week : Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. (Closed Sundays and Mondays.) We will of course be away now and then... between now and next summer. We will post any temporary changes as they occur.

We continue to post on twitter @potterykp , facebook, and of course our website.

Best wishes to all,
David and Linda
King's Point Pottery,
Newfoundland's top craft shop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CBC interviews King's Point Pottery Gallery and Gifts

Wow, thanks go out to Lindsay Bird of CBC tv who interviewed us this week! She was right here in King's Point at our gallery! We talked about winning the top retailer award for Atlantic Canada, Art Smarts and our hopes for the area. If you didn't see it or want to see it again here it is. Please click on the following link to see the piece that appeared on Here and Now NL, 12 Feb 2013:

PS: If you are using an ipad for some reason the link doesn't always work (it sends you to another part of cbc)..a pc seems fine (goes right to the video)? If you go to the cbc web site and type in kings point pottery you can easily find the video but maybe it has something to do with flash or maybe I have an old ipad?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

And the award for #1 retailer in Atlantic Canada goes to...

David Hayashida, Linda Yates & Sandra Jamison tourism NB

.... the Newfoundland and Labrador company of....King's Point Pottery Gallery and Gifts. The hardware was handed out at the Atlantic Canada Craft and Trade Show gala event in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"Coming from a tiny outport of under 650 people, it was particularly thrilling for us to win the highest award in Atlantic Canada. It is quite the contrast when you consider that last years winner was from a town of over 400 thousand. Linda is proud to point out, her home town is in fact the smallest to ever take home the award. And as it has been a decade since a Newfoundland and Labrador company has won this prestigious award, it is truly a provincial celebration for us.

We believe the "Outstanding Retailer Award" is a reflection of the 150 wonderful craft-artists we currently present. Our long term goal is to showcase 365 different craft-artists, in order to be able to celebrate a different producer each and every day of the year! As we are not even half way to our goal, there is much to look forward to in the coming years!

Linda and I wish to thank all our customers for making us an Atlantic destination. We invite you to stop by and discover for yourself the treasure trove of creativity that makes King's Point Pottery the 2013 top craft retailer in Atlantic Canada!"

Our sincere thanks,
Linda Yates, David Hayashida, Cal, Tracy, Victoria, Wallie and Biscuit.

PS: As we said at our acceptance speech ...thank you to the CCNL for nominating us and to the Craft Alliance for the award!!