Carolynne Pynn-Trudeau has a BA in Fine Arts Studio, a two year apprenticeship with Helen Brink, and has worked as a potter since 1971. A recipient of the Ontario Crafts Council‘s “John Mather Award” for her contribution to craft in Ontario, she has taught potters at all levels for 43 years. Her art practice includes functional wheel-thrown ware, tile design and fabrication, architectural installations, and public art for the City of Ottawa. She has served as a director on the Boards of Fusion, The Ottawa Guild of Potters, and The New Art Festival. Her work can be seen in several of the ‘500’ series of Lark Books.