|There is a sign in my studio:
"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want"
This pretty well sums things up. I don't really have a CV as such because I've always been too busy making pots to put one together. A few awards came my way, which was very nice. In 1977 when my children were in their early teens, I took basic throwing lessons almost on a whim, and fell hard for clay. After about three years of "experience" and hard work I began making a living at pottery. The next 15 years or so were a blur of production........... Now that I'm older life's a bit more leisurely and there's time for creativity in other fields (like making this website).
|I've lived on Vancouver Island almost all my life, in logging camps and cities and small towns. Huge cedar trees and Douglas firs have always been an overwhelming presence. These big vases and jars are meant to evoke the feeling of the west coast landscape in Fall, with its mountains and ravines, trees and underbrush. The celadon glaze is the colour of the air, wet and dim and gray-green.|
|Since 2011 I've been conducting classes in handbuilding <
at Clements Centre in Duncan. They are fun for everyone and it's exciting (for the staff as well) when I bring the
fired pieces in. This is some of the pottery made by the
|This photo is from a workshop I gave at my studio for a group of Uruguayan students, August 2002. That's my gas kiln in the background. I can just be seen at my wheel in the bottom left corner behind the lady in blue.|
|This is the outdoor gallery at the entrance to my studio. The planters, birdbaths, sundials and garden tables can remain outdoors all year in moderate climates. Fountains and vases should be emptied and stored under cover in freezing weather.|
|This is a series of large salt-glazed figures I made a few years ago. The navigation panels at the top of these pages are images of 3 of these pots.|
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