about me.

I love making useful pots that bring beauty to our daily routines.  As more people try to make ecological and ethical consumer choices, locally made pottery is a great choice.  A well made pot can remind its user that each moment is special.  A nice piece of pottery can raise a simple moment into one of celebration.  

Nature plays a big part in my work.  Living in the Gatineau Hills, I love being able to see the stars and moon and to enjoy the river as it parades by.  And the trees that greet me on my walks - singing their songs with the wind and reminding me to breathe.    

My pieces are handcrafted by me from start to finish.  I love the process of throwing on the wheel and then the cathartic step of trimming a piece to articulate its final shape.  I then use slips and underglazes to add a carving surface where I explore contrast and design.  After the first firing (bisque), I wax over the carved surfaces and allow for the matt tones of the slips to contrast with the shiny glazed surfaces.   

All the colourful glazes I use are food safe. I fire my pots in an electric kiln to cone 6, often with both my fingers and toes crossed.  I am always offered a surprise or two when I open the kiln.  

All the pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe.  Please handle with care, as one good hit can cause your pots to leak.