I started pottery as a hobby in 2001, taking courses at Nepean Visual Arts Centre and Haliburton School of the Arts. By 2004, though, the “hobby” matured, we built a studio in our home, purchased the necessary equipment and pottery became a business. I am an active member of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and regularly take workshops to hone my skills.
My mid-fire stoneware is functional and durable. Bake in it, serve from it, and clean it in the dishwasher. All glazes are lead-free and food-safe. My pottery withstands commercial use and has contributed to the aesthetic value of food served in Restaurant E18hteen and Side Door Kitchen, in the Byward Market, Ottawa.
My work is for sale from my home studio, at Hintonburg Pottery, on Hinton Street, at guild sales, Arts in the Park, and various craft sales. Retired, my time is now divided among pottery, fitness, volunteering at a women’s shelter and grandmothering.