Club Meet in Wellington, Ontario. Club member, Dave Gray is again this year hosting a buy, sell and trade event on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 starting at 8:00am at the Church hall in downtown Wellington, ON. We will be setting up pottery tables outside in conjunction with the local market (weather permitting). It will be open to the public 9am to 1pm. Club members can register with Dave to set up a table and/or attend the closing pizza party.
Next Satellite Meet At the Wellington Legion, 364 Main St., Wellington, On.
Saturday September 14th, 2013 is the date for this year's swap meet and the event is open and free to the public 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Pottery identification will be available. A good number of members attended this event last year and a slide show of the BMP pottery that was on display and for sale is here. Swap meet will go like last year, ( better weather I hope ) setup for club members will be 9:00am, 10feet by 10 feet space $10.00, Pizza for lunch, pop. Coffee all day maybe Tim Bits. potluck BBQ ( burgers and dogs weather permitting ). Dave will be arranging to have a clinic for pottery identification again this year. Members wishing to attend this year's meet please contact Dave at <redacted> so that he can arrange to have enough tables available and he will advise as to more specific plans and details as they unfold.
We like to encourage any BMPCC members to organize meets throughout the year at a location of their choosing. Members willing to travel can get together for BMP chat and trading. If you are a member and wish to host a get-together please let someone on the executive know of your plans and then advise all the membership of your event through the list serve and we will forward it on to those that communicate via snail mail only.
BMPCC Eleventh annual Convention
Our 2013 convention will be back in Collingwood, Ontario It is being held at the Leisure Time Club from June 14 to 16. We are busily rounding up our speakers, getting the souvenirs made, and planning the itinerary. And this year's souvenir will be THE HOCKEY BOY...similar to the bat boy (THE DREAMER) of years ago.
The feature glaze for this year is the Metropolis Glaze. Produced for a few years in the mid 1980s, advertised catalogue items were vases in many dark and light colors and made with both red and white clay, but experimental animal pieces may show up in this glaze.
The speaker this year will be Mike Chastven, a former employee of Blue Mountain Pottery.
BMPCC 2012 - 10th Annual Convention When: June 15th - 17th, 2012 Location: Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Canada
The Blue Mountain Pottery Collectors Club is proud to announce the tenth anniversary of the club. This year we are holding the convention at the Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway Hotel. To celebrate a decade of comradeship and collecting there will be no convention fees and each member household is entitled to one buy-sell table free. Although the general public is invited on the Saturday morning 9:00 am to 12 noon to view and buy pottery and have pieces identified ($2.00 admission fee) you get the best of the convention by becoming a member and attending all the activities. If you wish to become a member you can sign up here and receive all the details.
Theglaze project: This year the featured glaze is going to be candy stripe. It is a colourful glaze introduced in Canada's Centennial year and produced for approximately two years 1967-68. This striped dripglaze sometimes called pastel is a combo of light pastels....pale blue, green and caramel. Everyone can participate whether you are able to attend the convention or not. Send pictures of your candy stripe treasures to Lesley with Candy Stripe in the subject line of the email. If your not on the internet, you can mail pictures in to be included in the slide show presentation. If your going to be at the convention and are willing to bring your examples for a display, please let Lesley know that too.
Commemorative Souvenir: The coveted BMPCC 2012 Limited Edition Souvenir will again be created by David Bennett, the last master mould maker and designer at the former Blue Mountain Pottery factory. The picture of the prototype and details for ordering are in the February newsletter and orders will be accepted beginning March 1st, 2012.
BMPCC 2011 9th Annual Convention When: April 29th, 30th, May 1st Location: Blue Mountain Inn, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Collingwood, On.
Although the general public is invited on the Saturday morning (9 am to 12 am) to buy pottery and have pieces identified ($5.00 admission) you'll get the best of the convention by becoming a member and attending all of the activities. You can sign up here to become a member and receive all the details.
Theglaze project: This year the featured glaze is going to be slate. It is a lovely bluish gray matte glaze with streaks of brown to black throughout. Everyone can participate, whether you are able to attend the convention or not. Send pictures of your slate treasures to Lesley with Slate in the subject line of the email. If your not on the internet, you can mail pictures in to be included in the slide show presentation. If your going to be at the convention and are willing to bring your examples for a display, please let Lesley know that too.
Rare Pottery and Glaze Round Table Discussion: We are going to try something new this year at the convention; a discussion and photos/examples of rare pottery and glazes. We all find interesting things when treasure hunting, and sometimes pass things over because we don't know what we are looking at. If you have something strange or unique that you'd like to share with the group, bring it or a picture of it, and either teach us about it or learn from our more knowledgeable members. Sounds like fun?
Seasons Greetings! This is a very busy season for all, and I am no exception. I have been working on plans for the 2011 convention, and the first step was to create a survey to get all points of view on how we can develop the BMPCCs biggest event of the year. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to participate. The results of that survey will be posted on this website.
On a personal note; I decided that since every flat surface in my house seemed to have pieces of my pottery collection on it, it was time to create a showcase! I wanted to update my family room so I painted, got some new window treatments, and put up a shelving unit for my most favourite pieces. It was a lot of work for someone like me, but I am proud of the result. I hope that many of you will be able to visit and take a look in person.
The rest of our executive have been working hard to keep the memberships current, develop this website, and keep the information flowing. In the new year we will be sending out info on the convention and the souvenir. I hope that you, your friends and family, create many happy memories this holiday season.