My practice has focused largely on community, education and creating work in collaboration with youth and my surrounding neighborhood. In general, I am a potter and make pots to keep myself engaged. As of late, I have been thinking about my neighborhood/environment in a sentimental and fantastical way, evoking memories of childhood and longing for the past…particularly 1970’s ceramics, stay at home moms and pets that are allowed to run free in the streets.
Since 2000 I have been engaged in community based ceramic work. Founding and operating Turnstile Pottery Cooperative encompassed much of my energy from 2000 - 2008. Through the studio I consistently produced and sold work, taught youth and community classes and provided outreach to various neighborhood organizations. I have worked extensively in arts administration and supported a wide variety of community projects with schools, community groups, mental heath consumers and youth at risk. In many ways my work has had a larger social justice focus than an individual art practice. I am now focusing on sculptural ceramics, slip casting and three dimensional tile work that address issues of our changing culture, neighborhoods and environment. I graduated from NSCAD with my BFA in 1999. I grew up in Regina and currently reside in Halifax, where I am a part time stay at home mom, part time ceramics instructor and part time social work student at Dalhousie.
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