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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Title: Carved Alder Leaves Vase
Year of Creation: 2010
Clay Body: Cone 7 porcelain
Dimensions: Height 7 inches, Width 9 inches
I have been a working potter for nearly 40 years. I received my degree
in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Some of my instructors include
Harlan House, Hal Riegger, Jack Sures, Marilyn Levine, Roy Kiyooka, Santo
Mignosa and Léopold Foulem.
I've recently discovered that my great grandmother was a Chickasaw-Cherokee First Nations woman. I've always found medicinal, ceremonial, food plants to be a staple of my for my artistic outlet, and have recently been working on a series of pottery depicting plant life important to First Nations people across North America.
Another of my inspiration is Mission Style and Arts and Crafts tradition from 1900 to 1925. My carved designs are reminiscent of William Morris, the Zanesville potteries of Ohio, and the Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans.
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