The Crown & Pumpkin is a Thanksgiving Feast of fine art, fine craft and fine food in the Clayton and Almonte areas. The Tour provides the public with an opportunity to meet the artists who share their passion and their stories.

Visit these artists who will be exhibiting at the Almonte Potters Guild – Pottery Studio or at their own studios. Here’s a little preview of what and who you will see.

Almonte Potters Guild – Pottery Studio – Stop 12 on the Tour MapTour Map

Bonnie Pike


My adventure with clay began in 1979 while living in Australia.

I was looking for an artistic medium and a friend introduced me to clay. I attended classes at a nearby studio and from that initial experience until present day I enjoy working with clay.

Since arriving in Almonte in 1981 I was able to extend my desire to work in clay and took courses at the studios of Cathy Blake and Darlene Keffer.

I am a founding member of the Almonte Potters Guild (2002).

Being a Studio Potter at the Almonte Pottery Studio allows me to continue to learn about the diversity of clay on a regular basis.

My present work is in hand building. I thoroughly enjoy making large bowls and creating non functional vessels that show a Japanese influence.

Strong shapes, and glazes to compliment each piece is a strength in my work.