Want some inspiration? Check our Life’s Works Video Series

Craft Alliance and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, in partnership with Breakwater Studios, have created a series of six short documentary films about some of Nova Scotia’s master craftspeople called Life’s Work: Six Conversations with Makers

Award Winners 2015

Award Winners 2015

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Congratulations to Ron Arvidson, who was awarded the Lister Trophy for Outstanding Craftsperson 2015.

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And congratulations to Susana Rutherford, who was awarded the PEI Crafts Council Award for outstanding contribution to the craft community.

Membership Renewals Due

Now that the AGM is over, the PEICC is into a new year.  We are now collecting membership dues for this year.  You can renew online and then mail your cheque.

Our new Office

138 Great George Street, 2nd Floor, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 4K6

The PEI CC new office has a new address even though we didn’t move. We just got settled into our new office in January, and now in May our street address has changed.  The City of Charlottetown renamed the first two blocks of University to its original name … Great George Street.  So we have another new address.   Please update your records.  Our phone number and email addresses are still the same.

PEICC 2015 AGM

PEICClogosideMay 12th, 2015 from 6-9pm at the PEI Brewing Company, 96 Kensington Road, Charlottetown. For more information contact us at laura@peicraftscouncil.com.

Reports will be available on the website in May.

May Workshops

Two new workshops are coming in May …..

“Etsy Tips and Tricks” and “Intellectual Rights and Copyrights”

Visit the workshop webpage.

Joan Auld Scholarship

2015 Application Deadline is May 15th!! …. visit cfpei.ca to apply

JOAN AULD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED

to Megan Burnside and Julie Ann Rayner.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled in full time studies in a craft-related field. Megan, a second time recipient, is currently a student in the Ceramics Diploma Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.  She will be continuing for another two years in the Ceramics and Textiles studios. Julie Ann is also a second year student at the NBCCD and is enrolled in the Jewellery and Metal Arts program.  Julie notes in her application that along with mastering techniques in a chosen field, students are also taught entrepreneurial skills with focuses in marketing and business communication skills. We certainly wish them every success and look forward to viewing their work at future sales and exhibits.

For further information on the Joan Auld Scholarship, please contact the

Community Foundation of P.E.I.   cfpei@pei.aibn.com

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Business of Craft Course – starts March 25th

The course will run on 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, starting on March 25th and ending on May 27th. The cost will be $200 (plus HST) per student. Pre-registration is required and can be done on-line, or by calling Laura Cole at 902-892-5152.

Kiln Repair and Maintenance

kilnsPEI Crafts Council and Dragonfire Pottery and Supplies present an all day event with Michael Leonard from ConeArt Kilns who will share his 20 years of experience working on all types of kilns.

April 18th, Murphy’s Community Centre, Charlottetown

For more info and to register … click here.

BEN CARTER POTTERY – Pouring Pots Workshop

Ben Carter PottteryThis workshop focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand built pouring pots. Demonstrations include soft throwing, altering, hand building spouts and handles, slip decorating, and under glaze painting. During the workshop we will discuss aesthetic issues (i.e. proportions, color, etc.), defining a conceptual foundation for making functional pottery, and motivation/idea derivation.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

More information and Registration click here.