WELCOME TO 1001 POTS!
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 26th edition, from July 11 to August 10. 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 a Teapot 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.