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This year, Government House, the Lieutenant Governor’s residence, hosts QUAFF: To
Drink Deeply, a juried exhibition of new work by members of the Nova Scotia Potters

Exhibition Hours:

Tuesdays 11-4: Sept 25; 11-2: Oct 16
Thursdays 11-8: Sept 20, 27; Oct 11, 18
Saturdays 11-4: Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, 27
Sunday 11-4: Oct 7
Nocturne, Oct 13: 6-midnight
Check back here for schedule changes.

The show’s theme, QUAFF, has inspired pieces ranging from complete tea sets to
birds in a tree waiting to drink. Other highlights include:

● A six-pack from the “Wellspring of Joy Bottling Company”
● A whimsical cat slithering up to a milk dish
● A drink cup with a banquet of snacks speared on swizzle sticks
● A traditional broad Scottish drinking cup called a Quaich
● A coffee service whose heater is fired with charcoal briquettes

Visiting Quaff is also a chance to tour elegant Government House, which is not often open to the public. The public rooms at Government House provide the backdrop for this exhibition, with works displayed on plinths amongst the historic furnishings. The works in QUAFF were selected by a three-person independent jury. “QUAFF is a powerful reminder of the ceramic talent in our province,” says juror Sandra Alfoldy, Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Juror Mariko Paterson adds, “I hope these works filter into the show circuit both nationally and beyond.”

Quaff is open for Nocturne, October 13, 6 pm–midnight. Ceramic artists from the Potters Guild will demonstrate throwing on a potter’s wheel and hand-building throughout the evening. When you leave, pick out a free touchstone, a small fired-clay souvenir from the Nova Scotia Potters Guild.