Executive

2021/22 Executive members:
  • President: Lynnette Lukay
  • Vice President: Nadine Lapointe
  • Secretary: Clarice Cameron
  • Treasurer: Marleen Androschuk
  • Past President: Jan Haines
  • Members at Large: Kathy Nimmons and Suzanne Davidson
The annual meeting and election (for members only) is held in September each year.
Executive Profiles
Vice President – Nadine Lapointe
nadineNadine is by trade a landscaper/gardener. She has enjoyed designing and creating yards and landscapes for a variety of people. “I loved being able to use that creativity in my work,” she says. She was an ornamental plasterer before that, designing and creating many different things. Clay is another venue for her.  “I always wanted to try clay since I was a kid. Finally, I took a couple of classes and found a new passion. I have been involved with the guild for about 7 years now. It was a place to come and be creative, be with friends, and have a great time. I am pleased to stand as the new vice president and I hope I am able to deliver what is expected of me. Thank you everyone for all your support.”

Secretary – Clarice Cameron

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The pottery that Clarice creates is adorned with painted ponies, lifelike birds, whimsical plants and animals. She spends hours creating each piece, meticulously crafting each detail to have a finished product that seems to come to life in your hands. With pottery that is beautiful to hold, see, and use it is evident that Clarice is a true artist working her magic in clay.

Treasurer – Marleen Androschuk

Marleen came upon the Crooked Pot Gallery / Parkland Potters’ Guild by accident while touring Stony Plain murals with a friend.  The moment she walked in the store she fell in love with all the pottery!  There was an ad for fall classes given by the Parkland Potters’ Guild in the store and she signed up immediately.  Marleen continued taking classes and then was offered to become a member in 2007, which she accepted without hesitation.  What Marleen loves the most about the guild and the art form, is the people, the sharing of the art, the encouragement from others and the never-ending ways that clay can be transformed.

Jan Haines – Past President

Jan started potting when her son was born.  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.