132 photos, 3 videos
Visitors 485

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AddressNanoose Bay, BC
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My earliest memories of clay come from playing with the beautiful blue clay found on our farm in southern Ontario when I was a child. Years later, in 1986 , I took my first pottery class with a small guild in Beaumont Alberta and was hooked! When we moved to Airdrie Alberta, just north of Calgary, I was fortunate enough to have neighbours who were full time production potters. Greg and Lori McRitchie of Mudslide Stoneware shared a wealth of information with me, and Greg’s pots are still my standard for “quality control”. I worked with them for six years as a “PIT” (Potter in Training). In 1992 our family moved to the Parksville/Nanoose area on Vancouver Island , British Columbia and since then my work has progressed and diversified from strictly functional pottery, to include more creative pieces fired in Raku, Tozan and wood-fired kilns.
Currently I am a member of the Nanaimo Pottery Co-op, past-president of the Arrowsmith Potters Guild. .
My work can be found along with the work of four other potters at "Pyromania Pottery", a store located in Coombs B.C. just outside of Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.


Pottery

Electric Fired Functional Pottery

Visitors 163
9 photos
Created 12-Nov-13
Modified 12-Nov-13
Electric Fired Functional Pottery

Wood Fired Functional Pieces

Visitors 217
27 photos
Created 3-May-16
Modified 3-May-16
Wood Fired Functional Pieces

Raku

Visitors 92
3 photos
Created 12-Nov-13
Modified 12-Nov-13
Raku

The Kilns

Galleries 3
Modified 13-Nov-13
34 photos
The Kilns

The People

Visitors 95
19 photos
Created 13-Nov-13
Modified 13-Nov-13
The People

Videos

Visitors 91
3 videos
Created 14-Jul-15
Modified 14-Jul-15

November 24 Wood Firing in Lantzville

Visitors 79
6 photos
Created 27-Nov-13
Modified 27-Nov-13
November 24 Wood Firing in Lantzville

May 2014 Woodfiring in Lantzvile

Visitors 54
13 photos
Created 12-May-14
Modified 12-May-14
May 2014 Woodfiring in Lantzvile

Woodfiring February 15 2015

Visitors 16
15 photos
Created 18-Feb-15
Modified 18-Feb-15
Woodfiring February 15 2015

Tozan Wood firing Dec 2015

Visitors 11
6 photos
Created 13-Dec-15
Modified 13-Dec-15
Tozan Wood firing Dec 2015
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