Gillian McMillan grew up in rural England, attended teacher training college in London, taught there for some years and then emigrated to Canada. After a year’s teaching in Montreal she headed west, to Vancouver. She married Alan, an archeologist, they bought the 1914 house where they still live in Port Moody and had two sons. Meanwhile Gillian was taking pottery classes, teaching pottery and selling her work at craft fairs. At age 48, she was accepted at Emily Carr College of Art & Design and earned her BFA in Ceramics. Now, twenty years after graduating she has become known for the colourful jugbirds she sells at galleries on Granville Island and at Vancouver Airport.Continue reading
Louise Gelderblom is a self taught ceramicist with a background in design and photography. Louise lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has a teaching and production studio where she makes large hand built sculptural vessels. Louise is very much part of the low tech designer/maker tradition that makes work from her part of the world so distinctive.Continue reading
Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. For the past 3 years she has been working on translating her illustration style into hand-built ceramics.Continue reading
Ann Van Hoey was born in 1956 in Belgium, where she lives and works. Many times awarded in international competitions, her work is exhibited in major galleries and her pieces are in the collections of international museums. Her works, of great simplicity and elegance, are extremely impressive in their perfection, their fragility and their featherweight appearance.Continue reading
Joe Ottaway has been a full time Ceramics Teacher in Tertiary Education in Australia and a practising potter for over 30 years. During this time he has shown in numerous exhibitions and his ceramics work is represented in private and public collections in Australia. Last year he set up a private Pottery School in Brisbane called Oxide Clay Art.Continue reading
Susan Simonini is an Australian artist currently working in the medium of clay. Susan has a background in painting and printmaking, with a degree in Fine Art. She uses varied techniques to create a range of both functional and decorative ceramics. When not in her studio you can find Susan down the beach riding her skateboard!Continue reading
John Neely is the Professor of Ceramics at Utah State University and is an accomplished ceramicist having presented his work in over 100 domestic group exhibitions as well as solo and international exhibitions which include China, Korea, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Yugoslavia. John has lectured and conducted in workshops at the International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff, AZ; Functional Ceramics Workshop in Wooster, OH; Utilitarian Clay Conference in Arrowmont, TN; Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA, and the Experimental Porcelain Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.
Located in the mountains of Virginia, Julia Paul’s is influenced by the local landscape, which is filled with fields and forest. From tableware to one-of-a-kind modern decor, each piece is elegant and well designed, but never fussy. The forms and glazing refer to natural features and phenomenon — including forest, fog, and mountains — but are always dictated by quality and function. This produces modern, lasting designs that are Continue reading
Gina Feddersen lives and creates from her home studio in the Virgin Islands, exploring and gathering inspiration from her natural surroundings and inner-spirit. In 2008, Gina created isola bella showcasing her jewelry and textile designs. Her products have been featured in publications such as HAMPTONS magazine and COASTAL LIVING. When she is not designing she enjoys lazy Sunday afternoons on her boat exploring Virgin Island beaches with her husband and son.Continue reading
Kim Murton is a long time potter. Kim majored in ceramics in college then worked in animation for ten years in New York City where she was cutting, pasting, cel painting, inbetweening, and assisting. She now spends her time between drawing on the computer and working in her clay studio. She returned to working with clay after moving to Vancouver, Washington and now produces wonderful works that combine her playful sense of humor with her great design and color sensibility.