On a beautiful sunny day, we met Natalie, a Carleton University Journalism student who interviewed us regarding Populace for Centretown News. The interview was held in Hilde’s bright and beautiful home and studio and were pleased to have an opportunity to talk out the Ottawa Guild of Potters http://www.ottawaguildofpotters.ca, our funding organizations and sponsors, our makers, our workshops and many of the other activities in which we have been engaged since March last year. Populace is gearing up for its final stage of reaching 9000 hand-built clay sculptures for Canada’s 150th celebrations.
Our site partner, the Canadian Museum of Nature, invited us to participate in a day-long, public symposium called Nature Scene. We were invited to present a making workshop to the guests of the symposium in a two-hour art and nature session. Kirstin, Hilde and Kim set up three making tables and had many new participants enjoy making a rose for Populace. 33 beautiful flowers were created at the Museum. Thank you to Ottawa 2017 for providing pins and a banner for our public making sessions!