Steve-O-Reno's Cappuccino

Voted Best Cafe in Halifax!


On January 14, 2017, Steve Armbruster, founder of Steve-O-Reno's Cappuccino, passed away. Join his family, friends, and the Steve-O's community in remembering and celebrating his great life.

July 2015 - Wabi Scotia Pottery

Amy Noel

Wabi Scotia Pottery

My pottery is the result of experiences in both Nova Scotia and Japan.  I aim to create humble and unique pieces that represent the Wabi Sabi philosophy, which I came to love in Japan.

"Wabi Sabi" refers to seeing beauty in things that are imperfect; the irregularities and asymmetry of a piece are what give it a beauty that is all it's own.  "Humble" and "natural" pieces could even be held as more valuable than a fancy, elaborate pot.  Along this line of thinking, I also want you to see that my pieces are handmade; that someone has shaped and moulded the clay into unique pieces of pottery.

I am inspired by the rough nature and simplicity of Nova Scotian culture which blends perfectly with my wabi sabi style.  Things like a day spent blueberry picking, a walk in the woods while the snow is falling, or seeing a fish jump from the water are the humble joys that I wish to convey to you.  When you use my pottery I want you to feel transported to a weekend at the cottage or on a camping trip, and feel a little more relaxed because of it.


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