Bussard Grove Pottery
“A four year olds perspective: the best thing about going on a clay dig is sliding down the slippery bank into the river.” My memories of perfect southern Alberta summers spent playing with clay in my Grandma’s studio.
“When a skill is something we learn through play as a child we are not aware it’s a skill, it’s just an intuitive part of us.”
My current work is organic, and spontaneous sometimes with a metaphorical intent and sometimes it has a hey wake up message. The world we live in has become one of bombarding messages as we all try to make sense of it and find our peace. Where is the truth and where is the fiction in the messages we receive, its a documentation of my sorting through it all in my own way. It’s about life, memories, re-birth, letting go, relationships, balance, and contrasts.
These pieces are just a sampling of my extended body of work.
I do functional pottery, it is like meditation with a bit of an uneasiness wrestling below the surface. It’s the place where i can process and think about a lot of “stuff”. We all have a lot of “stuff” we are trying to sort through these days.
I have been commissioned to make dinnerware, and my dinnerware has been in shows by invitation as far away as Louisville Kentucky. I enjoy the peaceful feeling of making bowls, mugs and plates…. for a little bit. Then I dive back into the deep, and who knows whats going to happen next time.