After moving to Victoria from Croatia with her family in 1988, Ester discovered her passion for pottery. She discovered the clay studio at Cedar Hill Rec. Centre, where in 1999 she took a class by Meira Mathison, and learned about Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, where each summer thereafter she would enjoy courses offered by renowned potters. These classes have given her skills and inspiration that enable her to be constantly developing her craft.
Ester uses clay as her medium for self-expression as well as a meditative outlet for her creative energies. She creates her work using a white clay and fires to cone 8 (2305 F). With patience and perseverance teamed with her innovative ideas, Ester has developed a distinctive style recognized by her oval-offsets, elegant glazes and refined forms.
It took a while to establish her home-studio, but she now enjoys a “throwing” room for her potter’s wheel, a display area, a glazing spray booth and two kilns. Ester markets her work locally in various shows: Pacific Rim, Muddy Women, Clayworks, and Gordon Head Studio Tour.