Welcome

Welcome to Muddy Duck Pottery, where You’re Never Too Old To Play in the Mud !

I am a studio trained potter living in the Comox Valley.

I grew up on the west coast in Richmond B.C.  I have loved and appreciated pottery since my teens.  I even remember taking a pottery class when I was 7, or 8 and loving the feel of the clay in my hands.  I am a military spouse and after university I moved according to my husband’s employment.  I worked in banking which was a very portable career for me.   When we were posted to the Comox Valley the first go around I decided it was time to learn to do pottery for myself.  I took my first community class in 1998 and played at it as a hobby for a few years.  When we moved away from the west coast and my daughter was born I stopped potting for several years.

I returned to pottery in 2008 and became an active member of the Moose Jaw Pottery Club.  I taught children’s classes for the club for 2 years.  I found incredible fulfillment in sharing my love of clay with children.  Their sheer joy of the tactile experience of clay is nothing short of inspiring.

My husband and I were lucky enough to be posted back to Comox in 2010 and here we intend to stay.  Since returning to the valley I have set up my own private studio.  I now produce pottery and teach children’s classes in my home studio, in the schools and community centres.

Fall of 2013 finds me back at school to hone my skills further.  I have enjoyed experimenting more with handbuilding, and several different firing techniques.  Right now on my wish list is to build a pit in my back yard, so I can play more with the very organic technique of pit firing.  I love the silky texture of a burnished and pit fired pot.

I am so grateful everyday that the Comox Valley is home to such natural beauty and so many amazing potters both of which inspire me daily.