After studying Craft and Design, at St Lawrence College in Ontario, I came directly to the west coast. The Potter’s Association of BC offered a list of potters looking for helpers and there was a response from the first letter I sent out. Bernard deAguiar, on Hornby Island, offered me work. I had never heard of the place!
Such a beautiful place — reminded me of my home island of Cape Breton (with way less biting insects and many more back-to-the-landers). 36 years later, I still love it here. The beaches, trails and forest are a never ending source of inspiration.
My son Silas, his wife Kari and my daughter Faron are producing pottery with me now, each with their own style. My 3 children grew up on Hornby, surrounded by creative and supportive people. We are working on the next generation of Cannon Road potters too. I am blessed with 7 grandchildren.