Alisa began exploring her love of pottery as a ceramics student at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario in 1992. She returned there in 2011 after a nine year hiatus and set up a studio in her home 5 years ago. Since retiring from a 33 year career in elementary teaching, she has become a “small batch” potter.
Nature inspires Alisa’s work and is notable in the varied leaf motifs in the exterior surface decoration as well as in the sky blue, pale green and rose pink interior of her pots. Her pottery is both unique and functional. It is simple in form and design but intricate in its decoration and is made to be used and enjoyed every day. Her pots reflect her love of nature and of simple beautiful things and her belief that everyday objects should bring joy and happiness to one’s life.