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The Great Nanaimo Pottery Throw Down
The Great Nanaimo Pottery Throw Down

Sun, Mar 03


Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery

The Great Nanaimo Pottery Throw Down

An event full of triumphs, mistakes and mess! 5 challenges, 5 chances to win. Participate or Spectate in our Great Nanaimo Pottery Throw Down, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo Food Share.

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Time & Location

Mar 03, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio and Gallery, 115 Chapel St unit 101, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H3, Canada

About the Event

In honour of the new CBC TV show, The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown, we are excited to bring you a local version that is also a fundraiser for the Nanaimo Food Share. 

Join us for a fun afternoon where potters will go head-to-head in 5 timed challenges: blindfolded cup, longest handle, hand-built replica, five-minute teapot, and widest bowl. Prepare for triumphs, mistakes and mess.  The best potter in each round wins a prize donated by Plainsman Clay. Each Challenge will begin with a professional demonstration of the skill required.  The competition is open to students and amateurs. 

You can either watch the hilarity or join the fray.  $20 for spectators or $30 to compete. 

Competitors come 15 min early to sign up for challenges.  

Door Prizes

Tea, coffee and treats will be served. 

Proceeds from this event will go to the Nanaimo Food Share.

Sponsored by Plainsman Clay Ltd. 

Please note: participants must be comfortable being photographed and recorded for social media. 

Challenges are:

Blindfolded cup

longest handle

handbuilt replica

five-minute teapot

widest bowl


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