Meira Mathison has maintained a studio, Dancerwood Pottery in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for over 35 years. For the past 30 years she has conducted workshops throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Canada, U.S.A., England and Mexico.
Meira exhibits her unique high-fire altered porcelain though art shows, Dancerwood Pottery, and galleries throughout Canada and the United States. Her work has been featured in many magazines and publications including:
- “Clay and Glazes” – Daniel Rhodes
- “500 Bowls”, “500 Cups”, “500 T-Pots”, “500 Pitchers” – Lark Publications
- “Pots in the Kitchen” – Josie Walter, England
- “Making Marks” – Robin Hopper
- “Ceramic Spectrum” – Robin Hopper
- “The T-Pot Book”, A & C Black – Steve Woodhead, England
- “The Spirit of Ceramic Design” – Robert Pipenburg
Meira was the Executive Director for the Metchosin Int’l School of the Arts for over 22 years, recently stepping down to spend more time in her studio. She still coordinates the ceramic program for the school.
Victoria is known as “The Garden City”. The temperate climate of mild year round temperatures and westcoast rain forest humidity provides a perfect medium for the green lush gardens, abundant with flowers. Meira grew up surrounded by flowers and a large expanded family. These three baskets reflect this influence – closeness, abundance, dance, lushness.