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(Dirty Dragon Studio)
I am an amateur potter living on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. I have dabbled in different media but for now I am focused on clay, having been smitten with the almost endless possibilities for form and decoration that clay presents. I enjoy making pots with sculptural elements, things which look interesting no matter which way you hold them.
Creating vessels for both contemplation and daily use, enriching and inspiring lives––this is my vocation.
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1959, I moved with my family to British Columbia in 1966. I am a self-taught exploratory potter and have never done anything else for a living. My works have been exhibited worldwide, but I find as I age that I am less interested in exhibiting. My greatest pleasure is in meeting the people who come to my gallery to pick out a new favourite for themselves or helping people from afar choose a piece online.
Creek Clayworks is located in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. Studio potters Elaine Futterman and Mike Allegretti are dedicated to creating pottery of the highest quality. Their work is functional and decorative, a pleasure to use and a pleasure to look at.
Living and creating in Tsawwassen since 1994, Stephanie Graves is known for her unique creations in clay. As a potter, she finds never ending opportunities for exploration and loves expanding her creativity. Her work has been influenced by many wonderful mentors she has had the privilege to study with. Utilizing a wide variety of colours and textures; sea life and the feminine shape are recurring themes in her pottery.
Sue Griese is a ceramic artist whose work involves extensive wheel throwing, sculpture, masks and some low relief tiles. As a teenager she lived in the Indian sub-continent, surrounded by interesting architecture and sculptures that influenced her decision to forge a career in the arts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and her teacher training at SFU. She has been a pottery instructor for 30 years with Parks and Recreation, currently teaching at The Roundhouse and Gallery Gachet. She has displayed her work in numerous galleries including an International Potter’s Show in Seto, Japan. She has spent time studying and working in Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Turkey, Ecuador and Greece.
Surrey, North Vancouver
I am a ceramic artist and designer who works with porcelain to make delicate pieces that are inspired by history, travel, pattern, light, and geometric shapes.
We work individually and collaboratively often inspiring each other in new directions. We love what we do and it gives us great pleasure to know that others are able to use and enjoy the things we create.
Our studio and gallery are right next door to our home in the heart of the West Kootenays in the beautiful Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Still Point Pottery
Andrea Hoff is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, designer, and social scientist. She teaches courses and workshops on visual rhetoric, comics, and ceramics. Andrea is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Language & Literacy Education, researching agency in climate justice with young people through the creation of comics focused on the future. Her published writing and peer-reviewed articles focus on topics including arts-based climate activism, Czech comics, neurodiversity, speculative fiction, posthumanism, future housing, and inclusive storytelling in design.
Since 2006, Andrea has been working in ceramics. She studied other forms of art making at the Univeristy of Victoria and at the University College of Dublin. She teaches ceramics from her home studio and exhibits locally and internationally.
Angela Hopkins is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice in porcelain, 3-D computer modelling, and illustration. Her artistic interests span science fiction, hybridity, glaze chemistry and natural history. She trained at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and is a founding member of the Dusty Babes Collective.
Niki was born in Burns Lake, BC. She graduated from the Studio Art program at Capilano University in 2004, then transferred to Emily Carr to complete her visual arts degree and graduated in 2006. This is where she met her best friend and ceramics partner in crime, Melissa Hume. They have shared several studios together, had many shows, and been active members of the Vancouver market scene. They now work out of Niki's home studio in the Strathcona neighborhood of Vancouver.
Nature surrounds me in this place where the mountains meet the sea, becoming my inspiration to create. Whether kept for one’s own use or given as a gift, my creative energy follows the pieces I make, becoming part of the lives of those who use them.
My pottery is colorful, fun and often whimsical. Each piece is hand built and unique. My intention is to create pottery that will make people smile for years to come.
(Fire & Earth Pottery)
(Red Roof Pottery)
Born and raised in Denmark, Soren came to British Columbia over 40 years ago and loved it forever.
A professional horticulturist, Soren divides his time between plants and clay. He works from his home studio in rural Maple Ridge. Soren makes items that you can use everyday. Come and visit the Red Roof Studio.You will enjoy the art and garden.
(Robin's Nest Pottery)
My experience with clay began about 20 years ago with classes at Aberthau, West Point Grey, in Vancouver, B.C. My fascination with clay has evolved from throwing simple pots, to throwing better simple pots, and to rolling, cutting and raku firing tiles. I like simple, clean lines with just a hint of detail, something that makes the observer want to pick up my creation to take a second look.
Art, especially pottery, has been a constant in my life...from art school to skipping classes in university in favour of the "pottery lab," to garden design, and back to pottery. My most recent work as a landscape designer has transitioned into full- time potting with the Aberthau Potters. It all runs together and feeds my creative spirit. I've fed that creativity at MISSA, at Shadbolt (with its myriad of firing facilities) and at the Aberthau studio through the club and its workshops.
I had a life-long passion for pottery but it wasn’t until 1992 after moving to the North Okanagan that I started making it, as my second career. I enrolled in the ceramics summer program at Emily Carr College and since then have attended many workshops with internationally known potters, through the Potters Guild of B.C., Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and Red Deer College.
I live on 2-1/2 Acres near Falkland, B.C. My continuing vision is to work in the peaceful natural setting of my home, producing quality pieces for discerning customers.
I am a Vancouver, BC ; based ceramic artist/potter. I make one of a kind, functional tea cups; for (matcha); tea bowls; unique vases, fired in soda or wood.
Georgina Lohan is a multidisciplinary artist currently working in porcelain sculpture. Her work has developed through extensive exploration and experimentation with materials. Georgina established her first ceramic studio in 2007. Her current studio is located in the hub of the recently established Eastside Arts District, providing a dynamic container for her creative projects and workshops for the clay community. As well as exhibiting her artwork, Georgina has contributed to the development of many creative projects including her role as founding director of the Eastside Culture Crawl, the largest visual arts festival in western Canada.
Georgina is based in Vancouver, BC, and has exhibited in Canada, Mexico, USA and Italy.
Stephanie Lowe was working as a freelance writer and essayist when she first encountered the medium of clay. The ancient media immediately sparked Lowe's imagination and love of history. Using her hands to create each piece ties her to pottery artists across cultures and time. An avid reader and writer Lowe designs creations in both 3D and 2D that are narrative in nature -- telling their own stories as her sculptures or making room for ours in her functional ware. As an educator in Los Angeles, first at Free Arts then in a high school classroom, Lowe brought her love of art to 100's of inner-city children and teens in LA County. However, it was in retiring from her full-time career as a classroom teacher, that Lowe turned her full attention to her own art, relocating to Whistler, British Columbia in 2018 and making art in the beautiful coastal Canadian mountains.