Hallo! I'm Evelyn. I started doing pottery in 2014 under the guiding hands of potter extraordinaire, Krista Cameron. I learned to embrace the beauty of "happy accidents" and to push my limits creatively. In 2018, I left cubicle land and started doing it professionally (yay!)
During the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, I began creating pieces for the pleasure of making. It was so refreshing and rewarding to take the time needed for each project. I called it Mindful Making.
When you make pieces for sale, aka production work, there can be a lot of waste and also a lot of mistakes because you're rushing to make as much as possible as quickly as possible (so you get as much bang for your buck!). We are only human and human's aren't perfect!
Instead of this rushed process I decided to make things mindfully. I take time when I make pieces. I'm mindful of each aspect (design, handles, decorating, bottoms) and I inspect each piece carefully at every stage to ensure the quality is up to my standards and to avoid waste (if you spot an issue before it's fired you can just recycle the clay).
I take great pride in my work and I am enthusiastically passionate about the craft. I love passing on my knowledge and passion to my students. I teach wheel and handbuilding classes at Hintonburg Pottery.