Kelly is an Edmonton born artist who discovered a love for art in the 1990’s. She has taken courses at the University of Alberta as well as workshops with national and international artists and paints the things that bring her joy. With the help of her photography she captures her subjects on her travels throughout Canada and the world and draws inspiration from the vibrant colors and wondrous beauty found in nature.
In 2008 Kelly found a new passion with pottery. Now that throwing has become a part of everyday life she is incorporating her art into her pottery by carving into pieces and making them one of a kind. There is pride in each piece and she especially loves the ones that have been fired in the woodfire kiln built by her husband Denis, KJ Macalister and herself.
The discovery of Raku in 2014 has given her a whole new aspect to discover. While following the lead of Patti Hartnagel she has come to love the process as well as the unpredictability of the firing. She continues to hone her craft by taking workshops from world renowned potters such as Janet DeBoos and Ruthanne Tudball.
Being an employee at the studio has been one of Kelly’s most fulfilling aspects of the pottery world. The potters there have become good friends and the studio feels like home. She is ever grateful to her mentors KJ Macalister, Patti Hartnagel and Elli Grassmuck for their support in her pottery career.