first fell in love with pottery in 2001 in the Visual Arts Program at Red Deer College. Learning the technical skills of working with clay and a combination of art history, inspired me to explore ceramic traditions from around the world. My education of the ceramic arts led to a Masters Degree in archaeological pottery styles here in Alberta.

The biggest lesson I have learned is that every piece of pottery is a combination of influences from various backgrounds. Every instructor, workshop, text book, and YouTube video I’ve watched helps me to constantly evolve my techniques and become more

Sheila |ceramic artist |Viva Clayworks Edmonton AB