Leigh Square Welcome Newest Artist in Residence, Laura Giesbrecht!


Residency Term: January – March 2017
Meet & Greet with Artist: Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: The Outlet at Leigh Square

The potter’s wheel has fascinated people throughout history, and Laura Giesbrecht plans on sharing her experience at the wheel with the community. Her wish is to enrich the communities knowledge of all things pottery. “I look forward to continuing to share my pottery skills with the number of residents that had become regular visitors during my residency at Leigh Square and forging new relationships through the world of pottery. Through this residency I will push the boundaries of what I consider my current style of ‘safe’ altered forms to bring my work beyond my comfort zone to create a vibrant ‘daring’ body of work.”

Vases – Interactive Workshop
February 2nd from 12:30pm-2:30pm
in the Outlet at Leigh Square. Open to ages 14+
*$30 includes all materials and kiln firing
It’s Groundhog Day, and I feel that by now we could all use a touch of spring. Create a beauitful vessel to put flowers in and jump start your thoughts of the season to come. I will teach several different methods of hand building and decorating vases.

Experience the Wheel Drop-in – Interactive Demonstration
Date To Be Confirmed, for more information call 604-927-8440
in the Outlet at Leigh Square. Open to ages 14+
*FREE this is an opportunity to try a potters wheel, no individual pieces will be produced.
I would like to offer interested members of the community the chance to sit at a potter’s wheel with clay in front of them. You will have to opportunity to feel the clay slip between your fingers, discover how the clay feels when it is centred and when it is off centre, and be walked through the steps involved in throwing a piece of pottery on the wheel.

Register at www.experienceit.ca or call 604-927-PLAY(7529)



Artist In Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program is based on principles of cultural development and community enrichment, and open to all visual, performing and literary artists. Remuneration for the program is $500, with the artists committed to spending a minimum of 12 hours – maximum of 20 hours / week in the studio space provided for the tenure of their 3 month residency. If you wish to apply for the Artist in Residence program please submit the proposal form by email.

 Proposal Form