Meet the Sponsors: Tucker’s Pottery
Behind every great crafter is a great supplier of materials and tools. In order for our crafters to bring YOU the best of the best, they need the best of the best and that’s what you get from our presenting sponsor, Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc.
Tucker’s Pottery Supplies was established by Frank Tucker in 1975 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. “At the time, there was very little support for the ceramics community in Canada.” Says Frank, “Our mission was to manufacture and source the best quality ceramic supplies and equipment and to provide them at reasonable prices with excellent, friendly service. That mission continues today.”
Tucker’s provides a whole lot to the world of ceramics. They make their own clay and glaze, and are the manufacturer of Cone Art Kilns which are sold internationally through a distribution network. They supply all kinds of other goodies used in the ceramics business too; “potter’s wheels, gas kilns, glazes, tools and other supplies and equipment.” Frank tells us.
In addition, they give back a lot to the craft community. Tucker’s Pottery Supplies support a variety of ceramic exhibitions across Canada and are also involved with the non-profit Empty Bowls, an organization which helps raise funds and awareness to end world hunger.
A number of the Halifax Crafter’s potters source their materials from Tucker’s Pottery Supplies, so this is a sponsor near and dear to our organization. “We had a distributor in Atlantic Canada for over 30 years.” Franks says. “That is no longer the case so we are now working directly with institutions and ceramic artists in the area. In order to be more directly involved with the community, we decided to support the Halifax Crafters.”
Frank plans to visit the show this year, travelling all the way from Ontario to do so. Wow-our sponsors really go above and beyond! Thank you so much for supporting Halifax Crafter’s Society, Frank. We can’t wait to show you a good time at this year’s Winter show.