Artist’s Bio


Dawn Hanson is a studio trained potter living in the Comox Valley.  She was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia.   Dawn grew up surrounded by many beautiful pieces, as her mother is a lover and collector of pottery.     

She took her first pottery class when she was eight and was enthralled by the silky feeling of the clay sliding through her fingers.  In her late twenties Dawn decided it was time to try playing with clay again.  She has done so, on and off ever since.  While living in Moose Jaw, Dawn became very involved in the Moose Jaw Potters Club, taking and teaching several classes. 

 Since moving (back) to the Comox Valley, in 2010, Dawn has focussed her energy on her pottery.  She joined the Comox Valley Potters Club and has taken several classes and workshops at North Island College.  You can now find Dawn on numerous weekends throughout the year selling her wares at markets and fairs.  Her pottery can be found all year round at “The Potter’s Place” at fifth and Cliffe in Courtenay.  She also enjoys sharing her love of clay with children and adults throughout the valley and finds a beginner’s joy of the tactile experience of clay nothing short of inspiring.