Lucy Willemsen


 Lucy is a multimedia artist who has worked with wood, leather, paint, sculpture and various other textiles over the past 42 years. In the fall of 2018 Lucy discovered her true calling after taking a beginners class in clay. She wanted to make birch bark pottery.

Since then she thrown herself into learning the art form and has built a home pottery studio where she creates day and many a night! 

Lucy’s home beside the lake and in the forest of rural Val des Monts, Quebec with its natural landscape inspires many of her clay creations both on the wheel and hand built. Her striking birch bark series being the clearest example of this. 

Lucy is a renowned wood carving artist and has adopted many of these specific skills in order to create natural shapes and textures in her pottery. While Lucy loves working to achieve realistic nature-inspired creations, she also has fun playing with colour and the challenge of commissioned works.

When she isn’t in her pottery studio, Lucy enjoys spending time with her husband Dwight, their animals, doing maintenance, gardening, trail blazing or cooking up a storm. 


Artist Statement

I love working with clay and it is my favourite medium so far.  I  have been doing many different mediums in my lifetime from, sculpting, wood carving, stained glass, painting, woodworking, etc.  Working with clay melds all of what I have learnt in one medium. I can't wait to get my hands dirty!

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