Many lower mainland galleries will host ceramic based exhibitions to coincide with the symposium. 

Please contact: if you have exhibitions around the time of the symposium.  


Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3

Presenters’ Exhibition, Shadbolt Galleria, March 18, 2017


Mobile Contemporary Ceramics Gallery: FORM

March 18, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm

A renovated 1959 Flying Cloud Airstream Trailer on site at the Shadbolt Centre.

Katy Drijber, Robin DuPont, Carole Epp, Martina Lantin, Sarah Pike, Martin Tagseth, Christopher Watt


The ACT Arts Centre

11944 Haney Place

Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1

T: 604.467.4240

Clay 2017, Fraser Valley Potters Guild, March 11 – April 22, 2017


Amelia Douglas Art Gallery at Douglas College

The Amelia Douglas Gallery

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College

700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 5B2

T: 604.527.5723

fire/water, Ceramics by Laura Wee Lay Laq and paintings and sculpture by Marcus Bowcott, March 2 April 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4:30 - 7:30pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:30pm in the gallery


Burnaby Arts Council

6584 Deer Lake Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5G 3T9

T: 604.298 7322 

gardenWORKS, Outdoor Ceramic Exhibition featuring contemporary local artists

March 14 – April 8, 2017


Burnaby Art Gallery

6344 Deer Lake Avenue

Burnaby, BC  V5G 2J3

T: 604.205.7332

Artist Talk: James Watkins, ‘Saggar Firing with a Metal Container’ 

March 19, 2017, 2 - 4pm


Circle Craft

1  1666 Johnston Street , Net Loft Granville Island

Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

T: 604.669.8021

Last Cone Standing, March 2 - 28, 2017, Opening Reception: March 2, 4 - 6 pm  

Linda Doherty, Sabrina Keskula, Jay MacLennan, Fredi Rahn, Sharon Reay, Cheryl Stapleton, Robert Stickney, Tony Wilson


Gallery of BC Ceramics

1359 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7

T: 604.669.3606

The Best of BC, Potters Guild of BC Members Show

March 9 – April 1, 2017, Opening reception: March 9, 5 - 7pm


M. Wright Art Gallery

200 - 2553 Leigh Square

Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8

T: 604.927.8400

Beyond the Wheel by Laura Giesbrecht

February 8 – March 28, 2017

Opening Reception: February 9, 7 - 9pm


Place des Arts

1120 Brunette Avenue

Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2

T: 604.664.1636 

Communication of Beauty and Function, Ceramics by Hitomi McKenzie, March 24 – April 22, 2017, Opening Reception: March 24, 7 - 9pm


Port Moody Art Centre

2425 St. Johns Street

Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2

T: 604.931.2008

A Celebration In Clay  Tri City Potters 10th Year, March 2 - 30, 2017, Opening reception: March 2, 6-8pm  


Semiahamoo Arts

South Surrey Arts Centre

14601 – 20th Avenue

Surrey, BC V4A 9P5

T: 604.536.8333    

Semiahmoo Potters Society Exhibition, March 1 - 31, 2017


Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Ave.

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

T: 604.924.1378

Viveka: Samantha Dickie, March 10 – April 22, 2017

Artist Talk followed by reception March 19, 2 pm


Surrey Art Gallery

13750  88th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1

T: 604.501.5566


Don Hutchinson: From Form to Fantasy, January 21 − March 19, 2017

Step into a world of ceramics where functional mugs, bowls, wine carafes, and platters meet fantastical birds and creatures. In From Form to Fantasy, over thirty-five artworks by Surrey-based artist Don Hutchinson are on display. This survey exhibition reveals the incredible range of Hutchinson’s work from his beginnings as a production potter in the late 1960s through to his recent one-of-a-kind sculptures. All ages will be delighted by his mastery of clay, humour, and storytelling.


Inspired! Surrey Ceramic Showcase, January 3 − March 19, 2017

Don Hutchinson led a workshop for members of the Fraser Valley Potters Guild and the Semiahmoo Potters at Kwantlen University ceramic studio last summer. This exhibit features works developed by the artists from their experiences under Hutchinson’s tutelage, demonstrating the technical skills they learned or how Hutchinson’s decorative approaches and themes inspired them.


Artist’s Exhibition Tour with Don Hutchinson, March 19, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Don Hutchinson leads you on a tour of his ceramics on display in our survey exhibition Don Hutchinson: From Form to Fantasy. Find out about the inspirations, anecdotes, and processes for his distinct work that ranges from functional to playful, useful to fanciful.


Keith Rice-Jones: Monumental Sculptures, February 27 – April 30, 2017

Five giant pieces ranging from 126 to 192 cm high will be easily discovered standing in the reflecting pool of the Surrey Arts Centre courtyard - See more at: