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Pat Webber

Saltspring Island, BC

Pat Webber

Pat Webber’s pottery shouts out her love of animals and narrative. Her beautiful pot forms are classic, functional, but altered to feature her storytelling creatures. The glazes range from intense greens and turquoises to earthy wood fired, ash wrapped russets and terra cottas.

Harvest Helpers
Harvest Helpers

She is currently working on a series called The Hare and The Hound, which explores this unlikely friendship. These days Hare and Hound deliver pots down river and across the ocean in boats. The frogs are the potters, amongst other things.

Second Glance
Second Glance
Pig
Pig

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Studio Location

Pat Webber Pottery
425 Stewart Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2C4
Phone: 250-537-8871
Email: jwebber@saltspring.com

Hours

Pat’s Salt Spring studio is open by appointment.

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Mary Fox

50cm T

Ladysmith, Vancouver Island

“Original Artwork that Will Stand the Test of Time.”

A self-taught explorative potter, Mary Fox is an artist whose innovative and inspired creations have garnered her National & International critical acclaim. Securing a reputation, through her practice, as a dedicated and highly skilled craft artist, Fox’s work focuses on creating contemporary pieces, based on classic lines that express the beauty and strength of pure forms. From inspired glazes to chalices that seem to spring up from the earth, each of Mary’s pieces tell their own story, evoking a sense of wonder and intensity that is both delicate and strong.

Bottle Vase by Mary Fox-10 1/2" T 2013
Bottle Vase with Navy Terra Sigilatta and Crawl Glaze

This is one of my favorite pieces. It is decorated with a  crawl glaze applied over a terra sigillata slip. I first started developing my crawl glazes in 1996, and what a learning curve it was! Crawl glazes are loaded up with a lot of extra clay. Clay shrinks as it dries and then shrinks even more when it is fired. This glaze beads up in the firing to reveal the slip underneath. The pieces with more than one colour of crawl glaze have been fired several times and had an additional application of glaze after each firing to create the multiple layers of colour.

Chalice by Mary Fox:15" W x 10 3/4" T
Chalice by Mary Fox:15″ W x 10 3/4″ T

“Pursuit of beauty is a constant in my life. It infuses everything I do. When working on vessels created to adorn our tables I derive pleasure from knowing that, through the subtle intimacy that grows from their daily use, these pieces will become treasures in people’s lives.”

Mary Fox Pottery, Gallery

Fox’s Gallery and studio are open year round to the public. She is prolific and exhibits regularly so there is always a large selection of both the functional and the decorative works to choose from. She walks her dog in the mornings, so mornings are by chance.

Studio Location

321 3rd Avenue
Box 35
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1
250-245-3778
Email: mary@maryfoxpottery.ca
Website: www.maryfoxpottery.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaryFoxPottery

http://www.modernhomevictoria.com/  interview with potter Mary Fox

The Obsessive Artist  http://thepotterscast.com/52/

Studio Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5 pm

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Gordon Hutchens

Denman Island, BC

Gordon Hutchens

Gordon’s work shows a long developing exploration of form texture and colour. He mixes together natural minerals and chemical elements and thru the art of complex firings, where subtle nuances in the character of the flame can make a dramatic difference, he brings these glazes to life.

Organic Iridesence
Organic Iridesence

Here is an expression of balance, not just physical, but the balance between control and spontaneity, traditional and contemporary, technique and creative thought.

Vase
Vase

Lustre
Lustre

Tea Bowl Anagama
Tea Bowl Anagama

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Gordon Hutchens
4031 Wren Road
Denman Island, BC V0R 1T0
Phone: 250-335-2409
Email: hutchens@telus.net
Website: http://www.gordonhutchens.com/

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