Joyful Yukon pottery and a funny black and white dog
>> AT THE WHEEL Working in the Jenni House with my handsome sidekick, Gus, in 2020.
(Mike Thomas photos)
Hello! My name is
Over the past few years I've been building a body of ceramic work inspired by my home, Yukon. I draw inspiration from the forest floor, the dancing aurora, the migrating swans, the wildflowers and the spectacular wild Yukon river.
I believe in creating content that promotes engagement, encourages diverse voices, and benefits the community. That's why a portion of the proceeds from all ceramic sales is donated to local charities, including the Whitehorse Food Bank and the Humane Society Yukon. I also volunteer at the Arts Underground community studio in Whitehorse.
In June 2020, I was the Jenni House Artist in Residence. I was selected for the Created in the Canyon demonstration and exhibition, and the Riverside Arts Festival in July and August 2020. I have attended numerous ceramics conferences and events. I volunteer in our local community ceramic studio and sit as the Yukon representative on the Canadian Craft Federation Board.
Over the past few months, I have been knee-deep in a Yukon River Series. >> Find out more about this series >>
Oh yes, and the funny black and white dog is named Gus. He's a shelter dog who became part of our family in 2017, and he is the best studio companion.
<< YUKON RIVER NESTING BOWLS
These are inspired by the way the river moves and ripples, and how light reflects and refracts through the water.
^^ RED ROSE MUG
>> MIGRATING SWAN BOWL | Each year bevies of swans migrate through Yukon, stopping on the newly open lakes to rest and feed.
<< YUKON AURORA MUGS | In fall and winter, it's common to see the northern lights dancing and moving in Yukon skies.
^^ KISSING CARIBOU CUPS | These cups were created as a special commission for a summer wedding.
>> BEACH GLASS EARRINGS | These shapes and colours were inspired by the large bottles of beautiful beach glass collected by my mother-in-law.
^^ MOON MUGS
>> SPRING COLOURS VASE