Nancy left home to travel in Europe at 19. Through Canadian friends she met two potters, one from New York and one from New Zealand, who were living and working in a 500 year old farm house in Tuscany. They invited her to stay with them and learn to throw pottery. What an amazing experience!
Work was fired to cone 6 in a propane kiln and decorated with a few very glazes and engobes and sold in the monthly antique market …. it was the beginning of her love for pottery.
In 2014, Nancy finally returned to working with clay using the facilities at Cedar Hill Arts Centre.
Her work is primarily functional though often with a whimsical element. Pieces are fired to cone 6 2236-2269 degrees F in either an electric (oxidation) or gas (reduction) kiln.
Her pottery is available at Coast Collective on Wale Rd. in Colwood, at Barking Dog Studio in Sooke & Sidney or direct from her studio by appointment. She also participates in shows with the Community Arts Council, Scattered Artists Tour and won best in ceramic at The Look Show 2016.
Her functional pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe and can be used in the oven with care.