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

Look for Our Signs

Our tour signs are very distinctive and will be displayed outside of all participating studios on the day of the tour.

To see samples of participating artists’ work, please click the arrows on either side of this section.

 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Lori Dawe

Lori has had her hands in clay for 7 years. She has adopted the Japanese wabi sabi philosophy in her work preferring to show the hand of the maker. “I strive to keep my pots earthy and rustic and am happy to know people are enjoying them in their everyday lives.”

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.

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.

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.

Tour Map

Westshore Pottery Studio

2805 Carlow Rd

Daniel Casey Pottery

Rebecca McClure Studios

Esther Drone Pottery

Irene Ives Handiworks

Judi Dyelle - 'Chosin Pottery

Metchosin ArtPod

4495 Happy Valley Rd

Sharon Bussard Grove

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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