About the NWCF

Celia Rice-Jones, Oval Bowl with handles, 2018. Stoneware with loose-poured ash glaze. 8.5” x 6.25” x 5” high. Photo Keith Rice-Jones.

The North-West Ceramics Foundation acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Additionally, we support the following statement:

The North-West Ceramics Foundation stands in solidarity with all communities marginalized due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or age, and commits itself to opposing racism in all its forms.

Acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating difference, we commit ourselves and our organization to ensuring that our programming is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of our community.

Founded April 23, 1993, the North-West Ceramics Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works to provide a community for ceramic artists and to deliver public programming supporting ceramics in its many forms. The NWCF acts as the charitable voice of ceramists in British Columbia with the mandate of fostering public education in the ceramic arts in Western Canada. Our volunteer Board consists of up to eleven individuals who have demonstrated commitment to ceramics. The Foundation has no members, collects no dues, and supports programs that are open to anyone in the province.

Donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt, whether for the value of donated art work or cash gift .

Learn more about how your donations support our charitable activities.

Mission Statement
The mission of the North-West Ceramic Foundation, the NWCF is:

  • to support public education of the ceramic arts
  • foster awareness, appreciation, and excellence in the ceramic arts
  • and to contribute to the development and sustenance of educational programs and activities for ceramic artists and the ceramic arts in Western Canada.

Read more about our history.