- President: Jen Lloyd
- Vice President: Jan Haines
- Secretary: Brenda Wylie
- Treasurer: Marian Majeau
- Past President: Clarice Cameron
- Members at Large: Tammy Parks-Legg and Jackie Billows
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.
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.
The best part of potting for Clarice is the finished product. Each year she pots, she feels she learns something different. Her color combinations and techniques have changed recently and she is using underglazes to enhance her pottery.
Clarice started exploring clay back in her college days and in 2004 she took a class and has never looked back. She became a member of the Guild in 2009 and volunteers many hours helping with the daily operation of the guild.
There is a community feel at the Guild, which she loves and that is why this place has become her second home!