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Welcome to our pottery site, and thanks for your interest in handmade pottery.

Abbotsford Art Studio TourCome visit us during the
  • Chat with Herman as he demonstrates at the wheel and with watercolourists Jake Stelpstra while he works on new paintings
  • New watercolours by Jake and new salt/soda fired work and stoneware by Herman on display in our gallery
  • Wander through, enjoy, and linger a while in Joyce's extensive flower garden
Click here for a full brochure on the Abbotsford Art Studio Tour

A tour of this site will provide information about gas-fired stoneware pottery made at our studio, about classes offered, and some history. We've been at the Harris Road location since 1970, with a studio fitted into an old barn that, like the house, dates from 1911. The house and studio are surrounded by a rhododendron and azalea garden, perennial garden, and venerable trees that are as old as the house. The garden is at its best from April to September. Throughout the garden are picnic tables, benches, and gazebo. All inviting you to linger a while.

Most of the work displayed in our showroom is gas fired at 1300 degrees Centigrade (2380 degrees Fahrenheit). It is fired in the updraft kiln built in 1971 from bricks salvaged from the remnants of old beehive kilns used by Clayburn Industries to fire fireclay products at their Kilgard location on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford,B.C.

Herman Venema
34917 Harris Road
Abbotsford BC Canada
V3G 1R7
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