Colleen’s clay career began in 1993 with a course at the Stoneware Gallery. Immediately hooked, she pursued this passion by attending summer programs at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts in Victoria, BC where she worked with many internationally recognized ceramic artists. Her focus was on wheel-throwing and glaze development.
Primarily functional in nature, Colleen’s forms are organically shaped, grounded and finished with subtle impressions. She prefers the natural earth tones of shino glazes that show the marks of the pot’s journey through the fire. Through function, form and glaze, her work evokes a feeling of comfort - a desire to pick up, to hold, and to use that chosen piece.