My practice has focused largely on community, education and creating work in collaboration with youth and my surrounding neighborhood. I have worked extensively in arts administration and have been involved in a wide variety of projects with schools, community groups, mental heath consumers and youth at risk. My personal work includes sculptural and functional ceramics, slip casting and three dimensional tile work that address issues of our changing culture, neighborhoods and environment. I am also a part time stay at home mom, part time ceramics instructor and part time social work student at Dalhousie University.
Workshops and Activities
I am available to teach pottery workshops for kids of any age, making whatever the children or school are interested in. Lately I have been working on simple plates and bowls with smaller children using foliage, stamps or natural objects to create decoration and patterning in the clay. I enjoy mask making, tiles and sculpture work with older children, but am happy to take on all kinds of projects. A few examples of great, simple clay projects with youth include: wind chimes, bird houses, mosaics, puzzles, busts and piggy banks, but the possibilities are endless. Working with clay usually involves at least two sessions. One session to create the work and one to glaze/decorate the piece. Depending on the type of project, fantastic art can be created in two sessions, but larger projects may be longer term.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise