It all started when Aleta took a pottery class as an elective in college. Here she is many years later still playing in the mud. Aleta has 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 Aleta’s inspiration comes from her back yard in Whitecourt, Alberta where she and her family call home. Very often they see moose wandering the streets and visiting their yard and in the summertime they have a variety of dragonflies and a beautiful flower garden. The park behind them occasionally has a bear wandering through. So the inspiration is very local.
Aleta has a studio in her basement where she makes most of her creations on a potter’s wheel. She mainly uses 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.