Trip to Arizona
Trip to Arizona

My love for clay

I became addicted to clay in 2000 when I joined the Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club. Within two years I was instructing my own adult hand building class with the Club where I taught for 13 years.  I moved from Kamloops to Lumby, BC in 2015 and set up a new studio where I continue to teach and produce pottery.

I enrolled in the Australian National University’s Distance Ceramics’ Diploma program in 2005 which gave me the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills from a variety of amazing artists.

I have a huge desire to keep educating myself with the intention of evolving as an artist and teacher. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with my friends and students. If I can be creating art with clay when I am 90 years old, I will have lived the perfect life.

 

Projects from ANU Program

As  part of the program, I was exposed to instructors from all over the world including Greg Daley, Joan Bruneau, Anita McIntyre and Takeshi Yasuda artist's whose work has had a huge influence on my work today. I was fortunate to get an extra credit  semester in Jingdezhen, China and Canberra Australia.
Series of Heron inspired teapots
Series of Heron inspired teapots
Big Ware Factory China 2007
Big Ware Factory China 2007