Danica Worrall (@danicaceramica) is a ceramic artist living and working on Vancouver Island. A native to the central Okanagan her simple yet tactile forms are inspired by the folk that once settled there. The characteristics of her pots are a modern take on a slow style made to be adored with every touch.
Country life, natural born texture, and utility are all brought to life with bold lines, celebratory accents and smooth glazes. From a young age she has believed “touch is how we communicate, connect and collect information from our surroundings. Creating objects that are tempting to touch and comfortable to use is my objective. Clay helps me translate that.”
As a child Danica was fascinated by photography and went on to post secondary school to complete a certificate for Professional Photography at North Island College. Travelling for some time after graduation, experiencing cultures with a more intimate relationship to the land Danica was compelled to find another way to communicate the information her touch has collected which brought her to the ceramic arts department at Kootenay Studio Arts. The artist explains, “Photography taught me how to capture texture and feeling, clay showed me how to make it.”
Danica’s pieces have been sold in galleries on Vancouver Island and cafes in the central Okanagan and are currently featured at the Craft Connection gallery in Nelson BC.
Photos by David Gluns