Ann Peters Pottery
Yellowknife | North West Territories
Making things with clay has been a big part of my life for over 30 years. The possibilities still seem endless, but more and more I find myself making with intention. An expression I once heard that sums it all up for me is ‘head in the clouds, feet on the ground’. I love the usefulness of pots, and the ideas they can bring to the table. Ideas about slow and fast transformations in the world around me - rock formations, lakes, ice and snow, lichen, traffic, walking and buildings - all find their way into my pots.
Everyday experience guides what I make, but many years of learning the craft allows me to make the pots I make. Largely self taught, I’ve benefitted from ceramics courses while I was studying fine arts at the University of Victoria, and a short residency at Medalta. I’ve been fortunate to be part of the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts where fellow members and weekend workshops with Canadian potters have helped me to better feel and understand the relationship between process and products.