Samphire Pottery Christmas Show ends tomorrow, Sunday 13 December 6 pm. You still have time to visit and you will be very welcome.

With Christmas approaching, Adele and Sid have been busy making new work and they would be happy to show it to you. Samphire Pottery will be open by appointment from Dec 7th to 13th, Please phone 604 535-2144 to make make an appointment convenient for you.
Covid protocols will be followed Pleas...

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In spite of Covid, Samphire Pottery is functional. If you wish to visit us please phone and make an appointment that will be convenient for you.

Thank you to everyone who attended "ART AT THE BAY" last Saturday at Tapping Road, North Saanich. B.C. Your support and interest were appreciated by the 10 craftspersons present and helped to make a very enjoyable day.

Reminder, you are cordially invited to attend"ART ON THE BAY"- Exhibition and Sale, September 19 from 10am-4 pm, 1295 Tapping Road, North Saanich, Victoria, B.C.
10 booths, 12 artists.

Please follow protocols re Covid.

Thank you to all the patrons who attended the garden show last Sunday, the 16th August at our house in Crescent Beach. We appreciated your support and cooperation in making this event very successful.

Crescent Beach Artists, Creating Where We Live.

16-Aug-2020 – 16-Aug-2020

We are spreading the Show and Sale to 3 gardens to allow for social distancing. We ask that you respect the rules of keeping 6 feet apart. There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance and we ask that everyone uses it before entering and handling the products on view. We look forward to welcoming ...

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Please phone and make an appointment if you wish to visit the pottery. We can accommodate two visitors at a time in the work area or in the display area. We are flexible about the time of visits and would appreciate masks being worn.


2 years ago
Over the years I have bought several pieces made by Sid and Adele. I’m impressed with the consistent quality of the products and the various glazing techniques. All my pieces look great together, even though the patterns and colours aren’t exactly the same. The functional pieces I have are easy to clean, they’re microwave safe and can go in the dishwasher. I recommend their work to anyone.
- Ftwc G
2 years ago
Technically their work is as flawless as the medium allows but the true artistry is in the decoration. The glazing is light, detailed and truly lovely. Also the pricing is beyond reasonable given the timeless quality and beauty.
- Arama J
Adele and Sid were educated in England and earned National Diplomas in Design at different Art Colleges, Adele at Leeds and Sid at Portsmouth. They also gained, again from different institutions, the necessary qualifications to teach Art.
       Adele became involved with clay after we moved to Canada in 1965. Her activities were hampered by lack of working space and the means to fire the objects she made.  In 1972 Sid built a small studio and kiln space adjacent to our garage. A propane fired Kiln was also built.
        Adele's early work was mostly hand building wall reliefs and murals for apartment buildings. She also made relief panels for front doors, two large yachts and several fireplaces. Later she became interested in throwing and decorating functional tableware which is mostly what she does now.
        Most of Adele's pottery is made using a potter's wheel and then fired in an 
electric kiln. Initial glazes are applied by pouring and dipping and then the surfaces are hand decorated with further glazes and stains which are brushed, stamped or drawn on.  The decoration of each pot is unique; similar to others but not the same. Adele has developed a variety of designs and colour schemes over many years and the process continues. Her background in fabric design from her Art College days has influenced the way she decorates her pots.

      Sid's main occupation for 36 years was teaching Art at secondary schools in England, B.C. and Australia, twice on exchange programmes.
   Having a studio handy at home with clay and a kiln lead him, inevitably, to experiment and start making a variety of three dimensional forms. Sid enjoys the organic aspect of clay because objects develop their own idiosyncrasies during the making of them. Sid is less interested in functional pottery and more interested in exploring ideas. Some ideas stem from the materials and processes being used, some from visual and intellectual experiences and others from visual elements such as form, texture, colour and space. That is, the space enclosed within objects and space that surrounds and flows through objects.
       Sid uses coil and slab building techniques to make his pottery. He frequently uses a slab roller to facilitate the production of clay slabs. Glazes are applied by pouring ( inside) and spraying (outside) often in layers.

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