Greenbarn Potter's Supply Ltd.

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Normal Hours of Operation

Open Mo-Fr 8:30-5PM, closed Sat, Sun and long weekends.

Next closure for stat holiday is for Easter Weekend, closed on Mar 29, 30, 31, April 1, and re-open on Apr 2.

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Clays

  Low Temperature Clays
  Medium Temperature Clays
  High Temperature Clays
  Porcelains
  Other Clays
  Native Clays
  Casting Slips

Materials

  Dry Materials
  Stains
  Encapsulated Stains
  Liquids

Glazes

  Spectrum Opaque Gloss Low Fire Glazes
  Spectrum Semi-Transparent Low Fire Glazes
  Spectrum Satin Matte Low Fire Glazes
  Spectrum Crackle Glazes
  Spectrum Metallic Glazes
  Spectrum Raku Glazes
  Plainsman Dry Glazes
  Potter's Choice Cone 5/6 Glazes
  Celadon Cone 5/6 Glazes
  Moroccan Sand Glazes
  Spectrum Hi Fire Cone 6 Glazes
  Spectrum Shino Glazes Cone 6
  Spectrum Celadon Glazes Cone 6
  Liquid Brights

Underglazes

  Spectrum 500 Underglazes
  Underglaze Tools
  Amaco Velvet Underglazes

Enamelling

  Enamelling Supplies
  Enamelling Tools

Equipment

 Kilns
  Electric Pottery Kilns
  Electric Glass Kilns
  Kiln Furniture
  Cones
  Elements
  Kiln Parts, Accessories
  Exhaust Systems
  Refractories
  Potter's Wheels
  Slab Rollers
  Hand Extruders
  Pugmills
  Scales
  Banding Wheels
  Air Brushes

Tools

  Brushes
  Throwing Tools
  Trimming, Turning, Cutting Tools
  Wood/Bamboo Tools
  Wire and Wood Tools
  Rollers/Stamps
  Decorating Tools
  Glazing Tools
  Ribs & Scrapers
  Ribbon/Wire Tools
  Rasps
  Knives, Needle Tools, Cutters
  Sculpture Tools
  Tool Kits
  Unclassified

Accessories

  Miscellaneous Accesories
  Corks/Stoppers
  Cork Pads
  Oil Lamp Accessories
  Dispenser Pumps
  Teapot Handles
  Bisque Tiles

History

Greenbarn was originally started by Stan Clarke. He was involved with different art media for many years, with a focus on painting. In 1948 Stan switched from painting to pottery when his wife Jean came home with a kiln after taking a course at the Art Institute of Chicago. They set up a studio producing mostly functional items that Stan made and Jean decorated.

In 1953 Stan and Jean started a pottery supply business called "Reagh Studios" to provide modelling and pottery making materials to schools in Vancouver, BC. In 1967 they sold this business and moved to a farm in Surrey where Jean switched to making sculpture and Stan switched to making stoneware pottery. During this time Stan also established the pottery department at the UBC Dept. of Education while carrying on a full-time career at Air Canada.

In 1971 the horses were thrown out of the barns and Greenbarn Pottery Supply was formed, originally to sell Plainsman clays. However, Greenbarn rapidly developed into a complete pottery supply business servicing all of B.C. In 1979 with five employees and too much paperwork, John Porter of Plainsman Clays in Medicine Hat was persuaded to come out to the coast and take over Greenbarn. A new company, called "Greenbarn Potters Supply Ltd." was formed. A year later we moved to Port Kells in North Surrey to a store and warehouse. Working together, John and Stan developed the business further over the next 10 years. John retired in 1990 to pursue other interests while Stan stayed active with us until retiring in 2005.

These days, Greenbarn provides earthenware and stoneware clays, raw materials, pottery tools, pottery wheels, electric kilns, slabrollers, books, service, knowledge and more to the potting communities of BC. We have been blessed with staff that have been with us for many years and really care about our customers and the products that they produce. We have the pleasure of serving and getting to know artists from all over the province, and we hope to continue to be your first choice for all your clay needs.

Greenbarn Potter's Supply Ltd., 9548 - 192nd Street, SURREY, BC V4N 3R9
Phone: 604-888-3411, FAX: 604-888-4247, Email: sales@greenbarn.com