I am a life long maker of useful things. Hand made items have a story to tell, and I find that using them brings pleasure to daily routines. My previous obsession was with textiles, but over the last 10 years I have taken classes and made pots in Arizona, Vancouver Island, and Salt Spring Island, where I have lived for 30 years.I call my current pots “Cottage Pottery“ in honour of my maternal Grandmother, Mae Belle McMorran, who also called her work “Cottage Pottery“. I vividly recall her dusty, warm, many windowed studio which she shared with Emily Carr. She was as down to earth as the clay she threw on the potter’s wheel and I was lucky to have her in my life.
For a recent collection I used a terra cotta clay, allowing its warm tones to be visible through the glaze. Other work is made from mid range stoneware and porcelain. I hand build, coil and pinch, throw on a wheel, and make my own glazes. I love challenge and variety, and am hopeful that my ever evolving pots will find a place in your home.