“I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember. My mother tells me I informed my Grade 1 teacher that math and reading were unnecessary, after all my 6 year old self knew I didn’t need these skills! The summer between Grade 11 and 12, my parents split and my mother moved my 4 younger siblings and myself to British Columbia from Alberta. Initially I was crushed, in retrospect I now see that this was an amazing opportunity for me. High school was where I started to believe I could actually be a career artist, when In Grade 12 I was encouraged to express myself through art, taking my first sculpture and clay class.
It was when I attended University for my first year where I had my initial drawing classes and then I found Selkirk College and the Ceramics program. My mother agreed to pack our family up and move to the West Kootenays to assist me in my dream. I greatly enjoy working with clay and glazes, I find it allows me to bring my ideas off the page and out of my mind and into reality to share with everyone. My designs include repeating patterns, carved designs, stars and letting the glaze work for me. I have fond memories of vacations at my grandparents’ farm with my Grandmother teaching me how to use dyes and different types of paint. My Grandmother has been a big influence in chasing my passion and bringing it to reality.”
Photos by David Gluns