Self-guided Pottery Studio Tour on Victoria’s Westshore

Shore to Shore

Date & Location

10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Self-guided tour includes the communities of Highlands, Langford, View Royal, Colwood, Metchosin, East Sooke, and Sooke.

Territory Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən People on whose traditional territory we live, work, and play.

About the Artists

Thank you!!

 

Shore to Shore 2021 is a wrap!

We so appreciate all of you who came out and supported your local artists and artisans. You make what we do worthwhile and we’re thrilled to know that our work is going to good homes.

Thanks, too, to everyone who participated and opened their studios to the public. It’s no mean feat to get ready for a big sale event and you are all Rock Stars! 

 

See everyone in 2022!

 

Memet Burnett

Memet is a ceramic and 2D artist living in rural Metchosin, BC. She began working with clay alongside her mother as a teen in community studios in Alberta. Academically she pursued a degrees in environmental design and veterinary medicine, and her love of animals and colour come through in her art. Throughout her formal education she took many classes at places like MISSA and other art schools and community art centres which allowed her to marry her diverse interests in storytelling, environmental science, and sculpture.

Memet makes sculptures and decorative art which tell stories, often using bright colours, always with a touch of whimsy and charm.

Memet’s Tour Stop will be at the Metchosin ArtPod.

Sharon Bussard Grove

“When a skill is something you learn as a child, you believe everyone must know how to do it.”
I began playing with clay in my Grandma’s studio around 4 years of age, the seed had been planted although it took until I reached my 40s to sprout.
Unhappiness with my job led me to announce that I was going to be a potter, my husbands reply was, well I guess you better find a place to take some lessons. I was fortunate that we lived in Tsawwassen, home to Delta Potters Association, a co-operative pottery studio. It has been over 20 years now since I began my relationship with clay.
(Sooke)

Daniel Casey

I have always been fascinated by clay.  I have been collecting ceramics since my early adulthood and love the form and possibility of objects made with clay. 

I moved to Vancouver Island in 2006. In 2009 I began formal instruction in clay with Muriel Sibley, Wintercreek Pottery, a local potter.  I took to clay quite quickly and had my own studio within my first year of throwing. I have continued to explore clay with a variety of mediums, clay bodies, firing techniques and instructors.

My influences are based in Antique Asian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, Ceramics and Porcelain.  I am lucky to have experienced and collected the works of Judi Dyelle, Robin Hopper, Harlan House and Kayo O’Young.  Their beautiful work inspire me as I strive to create my own voice in clay. 

(View Royal)

Esther Drone

Esther is a potter and ceramic artist based in Langford on Vancouver Island. Her functional & decorative work is in constant development as she expands her business. As well as selling at shows, her work can be found at My Chosen Cafe’s Sugar Shack and Soulful Sister’s Aromatherapy.

Judi Dyelle

Judi Dyelle has been a potter for 54 years and is an honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art. She received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Excellence and a Canada Council Grant allowed her to spend a year and a half studying and researching in Japan.

Her work is wheel thrown, sometimes altered, using porcelain clay. It is in many private and public collections throughout North America, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Denmark, Iceland, Germany and England.

(Chosin Pottery – Metchosin)

Hillary Grant

Hillary Grant’s lovely studio in East Sooke is where she creates her functional and decorative pottery.

Irene Ives

Irene Ives is a ceramic artist living in Colwood. She uses a variety of handbuilding techniques and firing processes to produce both decorative and functional ceramic pieces.

She is heavily influenced by the materiality of the clay and considers her work to be a collaborative dialogue between her creative instincts, and the properties and demands of the clay itself. It is the most archival of mediums and she finds inspiration in the interplay between humans, clay and fire across time.  Her work is about texture, patina, erosion, accretion… Her pieces are imperfect, and irregular, reflecting the ever-evolving surfaces and forms found in nature. Her process purposefully includes evidence of the maker’s hand and she strives to create pieces that beg to be touched and handled.

Belle Leon

Belle Leon, a clay artist originally from Zimbabwe then later, South Africa, learned to work with clay while pursuing a career in zoology, and developmental education. 

Living in Canada allowed her to further her ceramic education in Haliburton, Ontario. Now living in Victoria, her clay work includes refined functional, decorative and sculptural pieces, both wheel thrown and hand-built. They have technically diverse decoration that is inspired predominantly by the natural elements of her surroundings.

Belle will be a guest artist at Esther Drone’s studio in Langford.

Rebecca McClure

Rebecca is a contemporary ceramic artist living in Langford, BC, the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən People. Although she holds degrees in the fields of psychology and education, she has taken numerous art and ceramics courses through both post-secondary institutions and community arts programs .

Rebecca makes vessels with a modern vibe, utilizing classic forms, stark contrasts, and vibrant colours. She brings her love of design to both her functional and decorative pieces.

(Langford)

Heather Vale

Heather Vale is a studio potter and painter who lives on Vancouver Island with her two adorable canine companions, Fergus and Fraser. We’re excited that she will be a guest artist at Daniel Casey’s tour stop!

(View Royal)

West Shore Recreation:

Centennial Centre Pottery Studio

Join the fun as potters who create their work at Centennial Centre Pottery Studio, located at 2805 Carlow Road in Langford, showcase their wares in an outdoor display.

Learn more about the variety of classes and open studio time that are offered in this new West Shore Parks & Recreation studio!

 Please follow all current Covid requirements when visiting the location.

Artists at this location include: Karen Conway and Cindy Montebello.

 Map & Locations

Specific addresses will be added a week before the tour.

Westshore Pottery Studio

2805 Carlow Rd

Daniel Casey & Heather Vale

Rebecca McClure

Esther Drone & Belle Leon

Irene Ives

Judi Dyelle

Memet Burnett & Metchosin ArtPod

Sharon Bussard Grove

Hillary Grant

STUDIO LOCATIONS

View Royal

Daniel Casey & Heather Vale: 5 Governors Point Road

Colwood

Irene Ives: 3350 Wickheim Road

Langford

Esther Drone & Belle Leon: 2831 Aldwynd Road

Rebecca McClure: 2149 Bellamy Road

West Shore Pottery Studio: Centennial Centre, 2805 Carlow Road

Metchosin

Judi Dyelle: 4283 Metchosin Road

Memet Burnett: Metchosin Artpod, 4495 Happy Valley Road

East Sooke

Hillary Grant: 6090 Copper View Lane (right turn off of Copper Mine Road (0.4 km))

Sooke

Sharon Bussard Grove: 2358 Henlyn Drive

COVID Protocols

Shore to Shore Studio Tour participants follow the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders and Guidance regarding COVID-19. Please be prepared to wear your mask at all tour stops, indoor (required) or outdoor (as per the comfort of the studio owner), and please avail yourself of hand sanitizer as requested. Thank you for helping to keep everyone healthy, happy, and safe!

Where are we?

Shore to Shore Studio Tour is located on the Westshore of the Greater Victoria region, Vancouver Island, BC.

When Is It?

10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

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