My inspiration for handbuilding comes from the natural world. One of the very first raku tiles I carved is of a woman transforming into a tree. I handbuild raku seals, otters, rabbits, and when asked, make pet portraits of raku dogs and cats as figurines or as part of memorial urns or stoneware dog treat jars.
Many horsehair and feather vases, lamps, jars and baskets include the feather imprints of our Canada goose, and other mystery feathers that I find on our walks.
All summer sales are with husband Christopher M Smith, showing as Phoenix Gallery
Nanaimo Potter’s Guild Spring Sale - Saturday and Sunday before Mother’s Day
Art in the Garden - Nanoose Bay - June or July
Nautical Days - Comox- Canada Day weekend
Art and Music in the Garden - Horticultural Centre of the Pacific - Victoria - mid August
Mid-Island Potters Sale - Parksville Conference Centre - last Sunday in October
Campbell River Potters Sale - Campbell River Sportsplex - Saturday before Remembrance Day
Comox Valley Potters Club Sale - Florence Filberg Centre - 3rd Saturday in November
Nanaimo Potter’s Guild Christmas Sale - First Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November