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 Map – Tour Map
Kate McDermott grew up in Lancashire UK, trained as an elementary teacher and came to Canada in 1969. She earned a teaching diploma from Hull University and a B.Ed. from McGill.
From 1971 to 2006 Kate lived and taught in Nunavut in a variety of communities large and small. She retired to Almonte in 2006 where she now lives. Kate is the mother of three (adult) children and four grandchildren whom she loves almost as much as she loves pottery.
Kate has always had an interest in pottery starting from her early days in England. Coming to live in Almonte and becoming a member of the Almonte Potters Guild allowed her to devote her time to something she really loves. Kate has taken many pottery courses to learn how to improve her own skills, which she puts to good use.
Her signature artifact is the mask, of which she makes many different sizes and shapes, even incorporating them onto her cups and bowls.