MPG Shows & Exhibitions


A Mentorship Programme was offered to Guild members as an opportunity for participants to explore concepts, techniques and form. These personal creative journeys were guided by the Mentor and the participating peers.

This first Mississauga Potters’ Guild Mentorship commenced in November 2015 with Angelo di Petta, Professor Emeritus of OCAD University, as the Mentor. 

Each of the 10 participants came to the programme with a different level of experience and education in clay. Under the guidance of the Mentor each one concentrated on and worked towards their personal goals and narratives.

The participants who embarked on this challenging journey are:
Ann Allen, Lowell Barron, Jacquie Blondin, Sharon Boon, Gay Longo, Frieda Pereira, Vera Polischuk, Andrea Poorter, Vicki Ruple Lepe and Jenny Rushforth.

The collection of works from the Mentorship was juried by Mentor Angelo di Petta and will be shared with the public during the culminating exhibition titled Uncharted,from August 2 to 26, 2017.
The Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, August 17th from 7 to 9 pm.

Past MPG Shows & Exhibitions
Check out past shows & exhibitions below, and keep scrolling to see photos!

EMERGE 2016

The EMERGE Exhibition Artist's Reception took place last Thursday night at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. The reception was well attended by many Guild members, family, friends and supporters of the arts and our Guild.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out. Reports are that we had up to 200 people attending the Artist Reception.

Leslie Leader, Director, Studio Arts, Education and Outreach at The Living Arts Centre welcomed The Mississauga Potters' Guild to the Living Arts Gallery and congratulated us on an amazing exhibition. As the evenings' Master of Ceremony I welcomed everyone to the show, introduced our Guild to the audience and provided a brief explanation of our exhibition history. I then introduced juror, Marc Egan who spoke about the show, the submissions, the theme and the work in the show.

Olga Klosowski, The Living Arts Centre Curator spoke about putting the show together.

The awards were presented, as chosen by the jurors Mark Egan and Megan Press.

The award winners are:

Tucker's Pottery Supply Best of THEME Award, presented by Olga Klosowski on behalf of Tuckers

MARY MCKENZIE

Longo's Family DESIGN Award, presented by Anthony Longo, President and CEO of Longo Bros. Fruit Market

JACQUIE BLONDIN

Pottery Supply House TECHNIQUE Award, presented by Brendan Smythe from Pottery Supply House

HEIDI MCKENZIE

Congratulations to all three award winners!

Click here to check out the article about the exhibition, written by reporter Jason Spencer , which was published in the Mississauga News on Friday.

Thanks again to everyone who made this show happen, including the Committee Chair Bhavna Bhavnagar and the committee Jacquie Blondin, Jane Garcia, Salina Szechtman and Ann Allen. Most importantly thank you to everyone who made and submitted work to the show!

It was a great success!

Please scroll down to see photo's from the night's event.

CHRONOS 2013

Wow! What a great turn-out to the CHRONOS Reception last night at the Living Arts Centre Gallery.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make. We had so many family, friends and supporters attending that the place was buzzing! I don't have the official numbers, but I heard that 140 people attended!

As your Community Outreach Coordinator, I welcomed everyone to the show and then introduced our two jurors, Megan Press and Bill Reddick. Megan and Bill shared some of their thoughts about the exhibition theme and the work in the show.

Then, Megan announced the winners of the three awards of merit as chosen by our jurors. The award winners are:

Fusion Design Award

WENDY VERVOORT

Longo's Community Award of Merit for Creativity in the Arts

CYNTHIA DRON

Tuckers Pottery Supplies Award of Merit

GEORGE JAE HYUN CHO

Congratulations to all three award winners!

After the awards, on behalf of the guild, I had the privilege to give beautiful silver pendants to four long-term members who have had a big impact on the guild over the years:

  • Dorothy Collin
  • Nancy Sweete
  • Wendy Vervoort
  • Gay Longo

These beautiful pendants, in the shape of our MPG logo, were designed and made by MPG member and master jeweller Joan Kirby. We will have some more pendants at the October meeting, and members will be able to purchase or order one for themselves. They are really lovely!

Our Publicity Coordinator Grace Pastore has done an amazing job of getting the word out for our exhibition and our guild's 35th anniversary. Here is an article about our 35th anniversary in Mississauga Life Spirit of the City.

Also, we had reporter Dave Paterson from Mississauga News attend the reception last night. He wrote a great article that was published today. Click here to read it.

Thanks again to everyone who made this show happen, including everyone who made and submitted work to the show!

It was a great success!

Please scroll down to see photo's from the night's event.

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Updated on: 30 Jun 2017

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