Archival Records of Ceramic History in BC
Welcome to the home of ARCH – BC, the Archival Records of Ceramic History in British Columbia. Arch-BC is a site dedicated to the newsletters of the Potters Guild of British Columbia (PGBC) the oldest provincial ceramic guild in Canada. The newsletters date from 1965 and continue to be uploaded. They trace the evolution of the ceramic art practice in British Columbia. This archival material, made available to the public, has been collected and made searchable by volunteers. In 2011, Jinny Whitehead, then President of the PGBC, instigated Arch-BC, through locating the BC History Digitization Project grant, at the Irving K Barber Centre at UBC. Linda Lewis volunteered her competency with computers, and Debra Sloan managed the project. The hardcopy newsletters were digitized, and from 2011-2013 the three volunteers uploaded the metadata and made the material searchable. Newsletters from 2004 can also be found on the PGBC site newsletter archive. With gratitude to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC for their grant and support. Thanks also go to the Northwest Ceramics Foundation and the Potters Guild of British Columbia for their contributions to the project.