Culture Days

While I have been waiting for my kiln to be cool enough for me to empty I’ve been out in the garden. It’s time to cut off all those huge hollyhock plants. I couldn’t help myself but harvest oodles of their seeds. So if you join us for ‘Pottery in Port Moody’ next weekend you may take lots of those seeds and we’ll have a colourful city the year after next!

Towhees in Trees Vessel, drying


The last few weeks have been spent making jugbirds to take to England soon and dreaming up some bird vessels for Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria. Their October show features vessels. Finally there’s a kiln full of my work, and I get to open it today! Some of the new pieces will be on display at the Culture Days event.

lower shelf, waiting to be bisqued

top shelf



Here is my invitation. It is the first time I’ve had an open studio since ‘Art in the Garden’ three years ago and that event was shared with TriCity Potters also. We had such a fun today – of course talking pottery, and also gardens (it was July, not late September) and meeting new visitors. We’re hoping for a nice dry weekend, like this one has turned out to be, so this may be the time for you to take a drive, a half hour from Vancouver, out to Port Moody on Saturday or Sunday.

Glazed work, ready for glaze firing

Gillian McMillan’s garden and studio will be open to visitors from 11am – 5pm on Saturday Sept. 30th and on Sunday Oct. 1st. TriCity Potters will be on hand to demonstrate hand-building, throwing and decorating and will be happy to tell you all you want to know about pottery. There will be a table where children can experience making with clay, and there will be finished work to enjoy, and perhaps purchase.
Your Cultural Saturday could include a visit to Port Moody Arts Centre and Spatial Arts on Clarke street. Don’t forget to vote in Port Moody’s by-election that day too! For more information go to this link:

Off to unload that kiln…!





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