The True North, Strong and Free: Is it about what you see or what you cannot see? Is it about all of us or just some of us? This piece is an attempt to find an answer.
I primarily work in stoneware clay fired to high cone 6 in oxidation firing. Some of my pieces are wheel thrown and altered, while others are handbuilt. I stand firmly in my belief that there is not a single “supreme” technique and that a combinations of various techniques will give you the best result. I use many different methods in order to bring “life” to my pieces. Sometimes I play with the contrast of bare clay next to shiny and glossy glazed surface, or colorful silk-screened details opposite to single-coloured glaze. All of my production pieces are fully functional; a trait in pottery which I consider of high importance – a piece should first and foremost be functional, while working in unity with the aesthetic aspect and its appeal.
I am an artist based in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. I am a graduate from Ceramics Program from Haliburton School of the Arts as well as a Visual and Creative Arts from Sir Sandford Fleming College.
I run my own studio in Oshawa, ON, and teach courses in pottery in Great Toronto Area.