I have worked with clay on and off for many years, having first started one evening a week with Isolde Rest on Markham Street.
About 15 years ago, I joined Hill Potters’ Guild a guild of about 30 members located in Richmond Hill and have enjoyed creating my work there since.
I have taken a number of workshops, but have done much of my learning from other potters in the Guild who have shared their skills and develop new ones.
I sell my work at the twice-yearly Hill Potters’ Guild show and sale, at Burr House Gallery and at the Uxbridge and Aurora farmers’ markets.
I also collaborate with Katie Argyle and our joint work has been included in Fusion sales for the past two years.
Although I have done both hand building and wheel work, I am now working primarily on the wheel. and enjoy the feel of the clay as it moves into simple, graceful shapes that are both pleasing to hold and see and are useful.
Lately, I have been trying out some new glazes and firing techniques with the hope that they add to but do not distract from the shapes.
I am inspired by the spirituality of being one with clay as it moves from potential to actuality. My hope is that I can continue to explore the medium and that others will enjoy having my pottery as much as I enjoy making it.