Craft Awards

Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd. Clay Supply Grant


Tucker’s Pottery Supplies was established by Frank Tucker in 1975. Frank’s vision was to be known as a supplier of high quality products and excellent service. That vision has not changed.

In 1980 Tucker’s purchased Rodaco Clay Ltd. which had been a clay manufacturer owned by Ron Roy and Michael Davis. The company continues to produce millions of pounds of clay a year and distributes it throughout Canada and the U.S. In 1982 Tuckers established a sister company, Cone Art Kilns Inc. Cone Art is a manufacturer of high quality electric kilns for potters and glass artists. The kilns are manufactured in Ontario and are distributed through a network of dealers all over North America as well as Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. In 1989 Tuckers acquired Stratford Clay Supply from the Goodmunson brothers when they decided to retire. John Goodmunson, a ceramic engineer had been Frank’s mentor during the early years so it was a natural fit.

Tuckers has always been committed to supporting Canada’s artists and arts organizations with a particular focus on young artists. We are proud of our association with Crafts Ontario and especially with the Crafts Award program for emerging professional artists. The Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd. Clay Supply Grant provides funds for students or emerging craft professionals to purchase equipment and/or materials to establish their studios.

Images: Top detail: Lily Yung, SHArings. Laser cut acrylic, 2006. Variable dimensions, 3 cm - 8 cm h x 2 cm - 3 cm w.


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