July 2015 - 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.