Executive

2018/19 Executive members:
  • President: Jan Haines
  • Vice President: Lynnette Lukay
  • Secretary: Brenda Wylie
  • Treasurer: Marian Majeau
  • Past President: Jen Lloyd
  • Members at Large: Tammy Parks-Legge and Jackie Billows
The annual meeting and election (for members only) is held in September each year.
Executive Profiles
Jan Haines – President

Jan started potting when her son was born 43 years ago.  She had just moved to the area and didn’t know anyone when a friend suggested that they take a pottery class together.   Jan agreed without really knowing what she was getting into.   Her friend lasted two classes, and Jan has been with the Parkland Potters Guild ever since!  In that time Jan has developed as an accomplished potter and passionate teacher.  Her students leave her classes with a profound respect and love for pottery.   Through the last 43 years there have been many changes to the Guild, most notably there were only 22 members of the Guild when Jan joined. Fast forward to today and there are 65 people in the Guild and people are on a waiting list.  These changes have made Jan determined to document the Guild’s archives and create a legacy for the future of the Guild through a scholarship program.   “I could sit at a wheel all day long” Jan has always said, and it shows through her teaching, mentoring, and passion for the art.

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One of the challenges for Jen in her pottery is putting glaze to pot to make people fall in love with the piece.  But the challenge comes with great rewards!  Jen has been potting for about 20 years, starting at the Cariboo Potters Guild in Williams Lake, B.C., and continuing when she moved to the Parkland Potters Guild in 2004.

The best part of the guild, for Jen, is the collective knowledge of the members where everyone has something to offer, from different interest areas, skills, or international courses, the diverse and extensive experience base helps everyone become a better potter.  “There is a family feel to the guild where everyone cares and is willing to help people create their best pot.”   Potting on her own became isolating so wanting to become more involved and make more of a connection with her potting community she became Vice President and now is President.  Jen sees her role as President as learning and growing with the guild to continue to make it the great place it is now and has always been.

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Marion Majeau – Treasurer

The people of the guild make Parkland Potters Guild a special place for Marian.  Members bring a diverse set of skills from their backgrounds, drawing on the experience that they had in previous careers or training and adding it to the collective consciousness of the guild. As for potting, Marian loves the challenge of creating pottery and teaching. She has been working with clay since 1972!  She has also been teaching classes since the 1980s and as a natural teacher she really enjoys interacting with students and teaching them how to work with clay.

Within three years of joining the Guild she was the president and since that time she has had numerous administrative jobs including being the treasurer for the last 20 years.