The Showcase Giftshop | HOURS OF OPERATION
Visit our elegant gift shop located in the Confederation Centre theatre lobby. The Showcase features quality handcrafted items, jewelry, pottery, women’s fashion, and accessories as well as memorabilia from the famous Anne of Green Gables -The Musical™ and more!
The Showcase opened in 1965, the year after the Centre opened, and has enjoyed three locations and a variety of expansions over the years. We are part of Confederation Centre of the Arts, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, with volunteers assisting the gift shop staff. All profits from The Showcase go back to the Centre to support arts programming.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
At The Showcase you will find a wide variety of: finely crafted Island pottery, wood working, fused glass, jewellry by some of the award-winning P.E.I. artists, and Canadian-made products.
Enjoy the memories long after you return home. Drop in for Charlottetown Festival memorabilia, including Anne™ dolls, books, and more – you can take home a piece of the magic!
We carry original paintings by Sandi Komst, jewellery from Art Jewel Design and Constantine Designs, and fused glass by Marcela Rosemberg and Inferno.
WE SUPPORT LOCAL:
Locally made Prince Edward Island items are our first priority, followed by Atlantic Canadian made items and distinctive products from across the country.
Jamie Germaine – Seaclay Pottery
My work in clay began when I was a university student in the ’70s. While pursuing a degree in anthropology I discovered the pottery studio at the student union and was smitten. Since that time I have explored the medium of clay through participating in courses and workshops around the world and experimenting in my studio at home in South Melville, PEI.
My surroundings of woodland and sea are reflected in the organic nature of the surfaces that I create on clay. I am intrigued by the versatility of clay and the ability to create textured environments within my pieces. I produce both wheel thrown and hand built pieces with a unique style of texturing that has become characteristic of my work.
A workshop in Italy in 2003 introduced me to the primitive technique of smoke firing. Since that time I have been exploring the many facets of this alternative firing method. I am attracted to the subtle and earthy effects of the process that often remind me of the ancient artifacts I discovered while studying in Mexico.