Hannah Stinson is a ceramic artist and illustrator. She has been making Munbeibis, sculpted ceramic figurines, since 2014. Munbeibis come from a story Hannah imagined about a group of moon rocks that have descended from the Moon to Earth, drawn here by their curiosity about humans, the forest, seashore, and snacks. On earth, the Munbeibis love to spend time with their favourite humans and go on adventures.
Hannah’s sculptural ceramic work can be found in shops and galleries in Canada and Japan.
Focusing on functional mid-fire stoneware, Lochside Pottery is dedicated to the simple, unique character of the handmade. Drawing inspiration from the comfort of cottages and simplicity of farmhouses; this collection is designed to be loved and enjoyed everyday.
Good Wheel Ceramics makes functional pottery that is not only pleasing to the eye, but feels good to hold and use. Each pot is thrown and finished on the potter’s wheel. We use a variety of different glazes, mostly personal recipes, in addition to letting the natural beauty of the raw clay show.
As a small batch artist, pieces are thrown, glazed and fired without molds or forms, with the utmost of care. As a result, each piece is handmade and unique and something we can both be proud of.
Meaghan Schaefer is a ceramic artist living and working in Victoria, BC. She received a Certificate in Ceramics (Honours) from the Kootenay School of the Arts in 2015. Her art is inspired by the beauty of nature and lives in the intersection of sculpture and function. Meaghan’s work is accepted and shown in juried art shows and public galleries. Her ceramics evolves through her studio practice, workshops, and teaching.
Colourful, fun-tional pottery for your home. A twist on traditional wares with vibrant and distinctive designs.
Salt fired porcelain stoneware functional dishes and sculptural pieces
Cathi’s career as a studio-trained potter began under mentor Herman Venema in Matsqui, British Columbia, in 1974. She also completed fine arts courses at Kwantlen College and the Fraser Valley College. Two Canada Council Grants provided fundingfor a 4-month residency at The Archie Bray Foundation in Montana and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Experiences with fellow ceramic artists include residencies in Canada, the US, and internationally.
Her exhibition history has been extensive over the years, being invited to participate in seven USA exhibitions at the National Clay Exhibition for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and the ’21st Century Ceramics’ in Ohio. She was juried into the Sydney Myers International Award, Australia. In 2010, Cathi was awarded the Carter Wosk BC Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design. Among the many publications that have featured her work are Robin Hopper’s ‘Functional Pottery’ and Phil Roger’s ‘Salt-Glaze Ceramics’.
Cathi’s passion for the preservation of nature is evident in all aspects of her work. Her studio and gallery on the beautiful Cowichan River near Duncan, BC, is surrounded by the west coast rain forest that inspires her. The unique salt-fired functional stoneware and sculptural forms she creates have designs from nature that she cares about so passionately.
Unique one of a kind hand made pottery
There are 29 steps involved to make my work. I use both the wheel and hands to make my work. My work explores the beauty of the nature, color and form. I meticulously carve and paint hundreds of little flowers and leaves to create simple yet a detailed piece. I don’t use any stencil or stamp to create my pottery so all of my work is unique and one of the kind.
Art has always been my passion. After 11 year of teaching fine art, I embarked on my life-long desire to become a potter in 1998. Now I am merging all the things I love and trying something new. I draw inspiration from past and present experiences and this is where ceramic meets fine art. My work explores the beauty of nature, color and form. I meticulously paint hundreds of little flowers, colors and symbols to create detailed mosaics representing my aesthetic and culture. The final work is unique and beautiful. I don’t use any stencil nor tools of any kind, no two pieces of my work are the same. Lynn
Modern stoneware ceramics, made by hand in Ucluelet, B.C.
For over 50 years Gordon Hutchens has created a wide variety of ceramic vessels incorporating a life-times exploration of historical and contemporary techniques, always adding his own twists and explorations in glaze chemistry.
His work varies from rustic wood fired stoneware to refined crystalline glazed porcelain and lustre ware.
In his large Denman Island studio he has designed and built 4 gas fired kilns and a Japanese style hill-side wood fired Anagama.