VCAC honours instructor of the month

Vernon Community Arts Centre

  • Aug. 5, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Buck Striegel

Buck Striegel

Each month, the staff of the Vernon Community Arts Centre gets together to pick an instructor who we are super excited about, and we feature them and their work in our centre gallery.

The instructor must have taught within a six month time-frame (either before or upcoming) and perform outstandingly in their classes or in their work for the Arts Centre.

We are so thrilled to announce our very first Instructor of the Month for the month of August. For this new and exciting initiative, who better than a new and exciting instructor? Buck Striegel moved here from California, and has 28 years of experience as a potter.

Gearing up for his first class, Beginner’s Pottery I earlier in July, we were all really excited to see what his unique eye for functional but beautiful pottery would bring to the classroom, and the results were outstanding.

Buck’s class was a mix between beginners and experienced potters looking for extra direction and tips — and by day two, each and every student was firmly addicted to clay, and confidently throwing gorgeous bowls, plates, pots and more. Buck took a lot of time with each student in order to make sure that they are given the knowledge and experience needed to continue creating pieces.

Buck continues to be a great help to his students and other studio users, taking up his own working time to help show others proper techniques and easier ways to complete their projects. He offers such great and unique insights and is very passionate about art. Congratulations, Buck! We are so very lucky to have you as an instructor here.

Buck will be teaching another Beginner’s Pottery class from Aug. 8 to 12. If you would like more information or have any questions about Buck, his classes, or any other classes offered by the Vernon Community Arts Centre, we would love to hear from you! We are at 704A Highway 6 in Polson Park.

For more information, call 250-542-6243, e-mail or see

Amanda Nemeth is administrative assistant at the Vernon Community Arts Centre.