It all started when I took a pottery class as an elective in college. And here I am many years later still playing in the mud. I have been making functional pottery that every kitchen needs for many years now. Everything from your morning coffee mug, to pots, casserole dishes, platters, garlic pots, honey pots, dish sets, and so much more!
Most of my inspiration comes from our back yard in Whitecourt, Alberta where our family call home. Very often we see moose wandering the streets and visiting our yard and in the summertime have a variety of dragonflies and a beautiful flower garden. The park behind us occasionally has a bear wandering through and on occasion a cougar, deer regularly make it their home too. So the inspiration is very local.
I have a studio in our basement where I make most of my pots on a potter’s wheel. I mainly use stoneware as this makes for a very useful and functional pot. After the pottery pieces are thrown on the wheel and allowed to dry, they are fired in an electric kiln and then cooled, glazed and fired again. With care they should give years of beautiful service.