each piece is individually hand crafted

welcome to my world

 

i've been making pots for almost 30 years now. it sure has been a mud slide of a ride. studio technician at the nepean visual arts centre has kept me surrounded by clay, and wonderful people, everyday for over 20 years now. another part of my work at the nvac is teaching wheel classes. i feel truly blessed to be able to say that i love what i do, and that the passion i feel is still as strong today, as it's ever been. i love it all, but i have to say that teaching, opening up this world to others, has probably been the most rewarding part. seeing and feeling my students joy is something that has always made me feel so grateful...

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/arts-centres/nepean-visual-arts-centre

at home, being close to nature, planting gardens, growing food, landscaping, and generally ‘playing in the mud’, further strengthens my love for this earth. I feel lucky to be the current steward of my little piece of it, and it's no wonder i have this obsession with clay.

my schooling at algonquin and sheridan colleges started me down the creative pathway. i explored many an artistic medium along the way but failed to find exactly what i was looking for. it was a visit to a friend’s house that changed everything. my friends, like myself, had a lot of house plants. i was very impressed that all of her plants were in pots that she had made. so I went and signed up for a pottery class with the sole intention of doing the same thing. however the first time i touched the warm, wet clay spinning on the wheel, i knew my world was about to change, and change it did. truth be told though, here i am over 28 years later and I still haven’t put all my plants in my handmade pots, i kinda got distracted.

i hope you enjoy!

peace, love, and pottery

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