Suzi Cameron has enjoyed a career as a professional studio potter with a dedication to functional tableware. Now, Cameron is devoting more time and energy to exploring non-functional and experimental works. As well, she has moved into the realm of teaching adults at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and in the HRM public schools. Following the completion of two degrees at NSCAD University, in Fine Art and Media Arts, Cameron has expanded her creative expression into the field of media photo, video and audio recording with a passion for story telling and documentation of Atlantic Canadian and family histories.
Workshops and Activities
My interest is in teaching skills for working with clay to young students. The basic techniques of hand-building pottery, using coils, pinched shapes and slabs will be experienced in the classroom through hands-on learning. Topic lesson plans include a modeling project that is connected to an historic component. This adds context and makes a connection to modern culture and geography. My personal interests in fossil hunting and anthropology have led me to develop lesson plans focused on dinosaurs and the Atlantis puffin. Using a popular lesson plan for a 75 min class with grades P to 6 on the topic of dinosaurs I introduce Nova Scotia pre-history. In response to my recent work at a Dartmouth school, I’ve developed a new concept using the Atlantic puffin as a role model for why we should work together to care for families and protect our communities.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
3D/Sculpture, Cartooning/Animation, Video, Photography, Pottery