1001 Pots in Val-David, Quebec

 

28TH EDITION
JULY 08TH TO AUGUST 14TH, 2016
EVERYDAY FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM
July 8th : Opening at noon
August 14th, closing at 5 pm

 

 

 

Val-David – The place to be in summer for anyone passionate about the
ceramics arts, 1001 Pots invites all lovers of things ceramic to its
28th edition, from July 10 to August 16. Delightfully located in the
sylvan beauty of the Laurentian Mountains, in the charming heart of
Val-David village, the exhibition presents the heights of excellence in
Québec ceramics. Set out on the magnificent site of the event’s founder,
Kinya Ishikawa, the massed works of the contemporary ceramists are on
show in a multitude of styles and formats. Whether grouped by individual
craftsperson or presented according to themes in both indoor and
outdoor displays (garden, kitchen, table art, tea, sculpture, jewelry,
children’s work, decoration, collectible items…), everything has been
harmoniously arranged so visitors can discover the marvels created by
local artisans. And of course, they have an opportunity to take some of
them home!

 

Earth and people
1001 Pots offers multiple opportunities to enter into the special
world of ceramics and exchange with the creators. Every day, a different
artisan will present his or her work. Demonstrations and workshops
liven up the weekends; also a whimsical throwing competition will put
various talents to the task of providing sufficient bowls for the
organization Empty bowls. The work of artists in residence can be
appreciated as well. And why not register for an hour workshop or if
you like more, a week long course on the potter’s wheel (for adults) or
perhaps enter the children for a creative hand building workshop while
you take time to wander around this peaceful site?

Earth and gardens
The 1001 Pots exhibition is well known for the beauty of is site.
During the visit, you can enjoy a true moment of grace by taking tea in
the Mousse garden, Zen garden or Secret garden. The intimate
relationship between the art of tea making and ceramics is also revealed
in the presentation of an exhibition and contest, held in partnership
with the teahouse Camellia Sinensis. You can also attend to the Tea
discovery workshop given by our partner. To round off this splendid
bouquet, you should also attend the demonstration of ikebana, the very
quintessence of Japanese floral art. Finally, but not the less, within
the unusual setting of the Silica garden, cultural manifestations are
also present in the form of musical concerts and poetry readings.

That tempts you? Come to visit us to discover all this and more still.