Michele Macdonald

Artist Statement: Nature has this dance of form, texture, colour and function, and for me pottery is an invitation to this very same endless dance. Often covered in mud, mixing and measuring the powdered rocks, minerals and oxides for glaze making, it’s hard not to have the natural world on your mind. I use this…

Darryl Barnes

Artist Statement: For the past 14 years, I’ve been throwing unique pieces of pottery on the potters wheel. One distinguishing feature of my work is my passion for bold coloured glazes and each pot is most certainly one-of-a-kind. I use mostly porcelain, a clay that’s very strong and chip resistant, to make functional pottery that…

Mary-Lynn Arturi

Artist Statement: Mary-Lynn Arturi began pottery later on in life. In 1994 she received her Bachelor of Applied Arts in photography. She began studying pottery with ceramic artists in Toronto and at Haliburton School of The Arts. She teaches visual art, video and communications at a self-directed learning school in Toronto. Media Category: Ceramics Website:…

Victoria Kovaleva

Artist Statement: I’m ceramic artist originally from Kiev Ukraine Came to Canada 20 years ago and started  new here. I do handmade ceramic wares and tiles I decorate it with glazes cone 06 all my designs are inspired by nature and my Ukrainian heritage Media Category: Ceramics Website: http://www.victoriaceramic.com        

Peter Michalski

Artist Statement: Taking my inspiration from nature,  I work in clay, to create a wide variety of functional and non-functional work.  Each piece is a hand crafted, and then finished with my own unique glazes.  The more I explore, experiment, and try new techniques, the more I thrive as an artist, and realize the immense…

Lauren Blakey

Artist Statement: Toronto based artist Lauren Blakey first studied at Sheridan College then completed her undergraduate studies at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Blakey’s ceramic work occupies an interesting ground within the medium. She does not define her work by typical standards of sculpture or functionality. Rather, she finds meaning in the materiality and…

AKAI CERAMIC STUDIO

Artist Statement: Yusuke and Naomi Akai established their small ceramic studio from 2012 in Toronto. Yusuke, when he was 13 years old, he made a green tea bowl. It was Yusuke’s first one in his life, thereafter he has begun to make ceramics absorbedly. Naomi’s background is house and kitchen design, she brings invaluable ideas…

Pam McFadyen

Artist Statement: Curious Bird Pottery features Handmade Pottery, Ceramic Jewelry and Clocks that are functional, beautiful, and made to be used every day! Bowls and mugs are wheel thrown and sometimes altered while trays, clocks and jewelry are hand built lovingly just for you. Contrasting complex surface texture with clean minimal forms creates a modern…

Japneet Kaur

Artist Statement: All my pottery is hand formed, and each one is hand drawn and hand painted. The images are a continuous vocabulary based on the themes of homes, habitats, ecosystems, of people woven together with each other and with flora and fauna around them. All my pieces tell tiny stories and each one is…

Debbie Dew

Artist Statement: I find both a sense of community and endless opportunities to challenge myself in this craft.  I have been creating pottery for over 20 years.  My current body of work “It Takes a Community”. Is functional stoneware.  I use a dark mid cal 5 clay, with a bright white slip.  I fire to…