I graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1997 and have maintained a full time studio practice ever since. In 1999 I received an emerging artist award from the Ontario Craft Council. I have been a ceramics instructor at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston Potters' Guild, and Loyalist College in Belleville and led many workshops for pottery guilds around the province.
Using earthenware clay vessels are thrown or hand built. Slip (liquid clay) is applied on top to provide a white background to add depth and provide a surface for the coloured glazes. Techniques such as sgraffito (drawing through the layer of slip to the clay beneath) and stamping create complex surface decoration. Glazes are food safe and ovenproof. All work is fired to cone 03.
Classes are available at my studio.
My studio is furnished with three quality wheels, slab roller, two kilns, an extruder, lots of tools for sharing and loads of bright sun filled work space. Classes are small, maximum of 4 students per class.
We use earthenware clay which offers a variety of surface treatments and is well suited for functional and sculptural forms. I will demonstrate and guide you through a variety of techniques for making forms and finishing the pieces. You can explore hand building or wheel work, what ever is your preference. My teaching philosophy is to allow each student to investigate their own interests and their own pace.
SPRING Session will begin 21st March,2017
Tuesday March 21st, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday March 22nd, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Each course runs for 7 weeks (May 2nd/3rd)
Cost $180.00 plus $30.00 material fee.