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Homepage Revision 3a

  Explore A Selection of Previously Published Pages Either on the Links Below or the Menus Above

Judy Chartrand, Early Rankin Inlet Ceramics, Birdsall-Worthington, Donn ZverValerie Metcalfe, Pierre-Aimé Normandeau Victor CicanskyBarbara Tipton, David Lambert Les Manning,  Jean Cartier,  Jan and Helga Grove, Carol SmeraldoHarlan House, Thomas (Tommy) Kakinuma, Robin Hopper Update, Alain-Marie Tremblay, John Chalke Tom Smith, Margo Meyer,  Walter Dexter, Stan & Jean ClarkeDebra SloanGaétan Beaudin, Judy BlakeBrendan Tang,  Connie PikeEnid Legros-Wise Keith Campbell,  Susan Collett,  Ann Mortimer,  Paula Murray

Watch for future pages on:

Dean Mullavey, Ed Drahanchuk,  Rankin Inlet Ceramics/Matchbox Gallery, Luke Lindoe, and many more.


Enjoy the slideshow below of artists already published:

  • Young Emily Carr
  • Mature Emily Carr
  • Axel Ebring Outside his Studio.
  • Ebring in his tudio displaying his glazed work prior to firing n.d.
  • Alan Lacovetsky Mudding Up the Kiln
  • Young Alice Hagen
  • Alice Hagen in her Studio
  • Alan Lacovetsky in his studio
  • Carl Ahrens at Roycroft n.d.
  • Keith Campbell 1987
  • The Wit of Keith Campbell Today
  • Alma Lorenzen creating one of her famous mushroom works
  • Ernst Lorenzen at work in his studio
  • Maurice Savoie
  • Maurice Savoie. Photo La Presse
  • Carol and Richard Selfridge
  • Robin-Hopper
  • Hopper at work
  • Alexandra McCurdy, 2011
  • Peter Rupchan At His Pottery Wheel
  • Ruth Gowdy McKinley, courtesy Lauren McKinley Renzetti
  • Ruth Gowdy McKinley, courtesy Lauren McKinley Renzetti
  • Paula Murray
  • David Ross, Courtesy of the National Archives
  • David Ross Teaching Children from A Way with Clay newsletter
  • Folmer Hansen at Wheel brochure picture 1981
  • Ann Mortimer in Fuping, China. 2007
  • Ann Mortimer with a Woven Bowl. 1980
  • Susan Collett
  • Susan Collett. In Israel. 2009.
  • Keith Campbell with his work Wolfe, left, and Canada's Holy Grail .
  • Enid Legros-Wise Today
  • Enid Legro-Wise 1974. Photo Serge Frisette
  • Paula Murray
  • Connie Pike c. 1978-81, Lavoy, AB
  • Connie Pike Today
  • Brendan Tang
  • Brendan Tang
  • Judy Blake working on a Penguin Sculpture.
  • Gaetan Beaudin nd. Robert Champagne collection. L’Association des collectionneurs de céramique du Québec
  • Gaetan Beaudin 1967
  • Stan Clarke (Nat Arch CGP C131970)
  • Jean Clarke Nat Arch CGP C131971
  • Tom Smith Strathbutler Award 1992
  • Walter Dexter 1931-2015
  • Debra Sloan with her work "Shall I Be Mother?"
  • Debra Sloan In Hungary
  • Walter Dexter RCA (1931-2015)
  • Margo Meyer in her studio
  • Margo Meyer
  • The Wit of Keith Campbell
  • John Chalke, c. 1975. Ceramics Monthly, March 1975. P.28.
  • John Chalke, glazing, from Prairie Excellence, 2010.
  • Alain - Marie Tremblay
  • Alain - Marie Tremblay
  • Robin Hopper, January 2016. Photo Times Colonist
  • Robin Hopper In His Studio
  • Thomas Kakinuma, UBC, late 50s, Image courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of British Columbia
  • Harlan House c. 1984. Alberta Clay Comes of Age.10
  • Harlan House today. From MUD, Hands, fire Exhibition, University of Manitoba. Photo: Mary Ann Steggles
  • Carol Smeraldo today
  • Carol Smeraldo In The 1970s Checking A Pot She Is Throwing
  • Barbara Tipton c. 1987. Photo: John Chalke
  • Barbara Tipton Today
  • Jean Cartier
  • Jean Cartier
  • Jan and Helga Grove in their garden at Sooke Rd studio, c. 1970, photo by Karl Spreitz
  • Les Manning. 2013. Photo: Alberta Craft Council.
  • Les Manning at the Banff Centre, 1978. Photo: Connie Pike.
  • David Lambert
  • May 1st, 1974 -- David Lambert, potter, at his home in Ryder Lake near Sardis. Photo courtesy John Denniston, www.johndenniston.ca
  • Victor Cicansky
  • Victor Cicansky today. Regina Clay: World in the Making
  • Pierre-Aimé Normandeau
  • Valerie Metcalfe at 1000 Miles Apart conference, University of Manitoba. October, 2015.
  • Valerie Metcalfe. 1974. Her Thesis Exhibition at the University of Manitoba.
  • Donn Zver today, at his Troy, Ontario studio.
  • Donn Zver. 1967. At the Sheridan College Kiln.
  • Judy Blake
  • A group of carvers. in Rankin Inlet. The Sad Tale of the Rankin Inlet Ceramics Experiment - 1963-1975. by Dave Sutherland. Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2 Summer 1994.

14 thoughts on “Home

  1. allan collier

    Hi Barry
    It’s been a while since we last emailed. Obviously you have been busy with the site, a most welcome resource.
    I recently looked a the Clarke entry and thought I might be able to add something, at least some images of their work (pottery and enamel) in the Reagh Studio days.
    They sold through the Quest (stores in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Banff), and UVic acquired the stock from the Banff store when it closed in the 80s. UVic’s Maltwood/Legacy Gallery has several pieces, with whimsical décor by Jean (I always thought her last name was McIntyre)
    How do I get these 5 or 6 images to you?
    I am presently working on a history of pottery in BC (1920-1950) and will share a few items with you when I have completed it.
    Best wishes…


    1. Barry Morrison Post author

      It’s good to hear from you, again, Allan. I ‘ll reply via email with more details about your generous offer to provide images. The history of pottery in BC 1920 – 1950 sounds most interesting. Please stay in touch on the project.


  2. Nick

    I came across your site while researching a mark on a nice stoneware bowl I recently acquired – it’s been a fun rabbit hole to go down! The mark is RMcK, and I thought it may be by Ruth Gowdy McKinley – but the stamp is different than the variations of her mark I’ve seen (the R is backwards, the little c is under the middle of the M, there’s also a stamp with what looks like an M S inside a circle (S is backwards, looks like mountains and a river). It also has a handwritten W.P. #125. I’ve had no success tracking any of it down. Any assistance in identifying the mark would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Nick


  3. Dale C.

    Hello. I was looking for some information and the internet has led me to your site. Recently, I was pleasantly reminded of a group of great co-workers in Victoria in the late ‘70’s. When I left my position they kindly gave me two pieces of Walter Dexter pottery. I remember that it was impressed upon me that the pieces were “Dexter”. I was a collector of Moorcroft – so quite a different style. I gently packed the pot & the plate away and just recently came across them in my ongoing efforts to downsize my home a bit! They have moved with me for the past 40 years! I only now read with interest about the artist and wonder where my pottery should go in it’s next life as it is sure to outlast me? Any thoughts?


    1. Barry Morrison Post author

      Dale, any gallery or museum in BC would probably be interested in a donation of Dexter works, especially Victoria, Vancouver, and probably Kelowna. Congratulations on preserving them for so long.


  4. Gerry Silver

    Re: David Lambert / Lambert Potteries —- Barry, thanks for all your hard work & in depth info on Lamberts — I have an extensive collection, including some probable rare, non 1st Nations or Little Stick pieces — i would gladly provide any info I have & send you pics to use on your site if you wish — let me know & give me an address I can send them to — thanks & cheers, Gerry Silver


  5. Angie

    Hi Barry. I came across your site while doing some research on Walter Drohan and the Ceramic Arts studio in Calgary. I am currently binging on some of your past articles and have found them to be fascinating as well as informative. So much so that I have subscribed. Thank you so much for all your hard work. .As to your question, I too answer: “YES, PLEASE TO THE SIGNATURES, MARKS AND CHOPS!”


    1. Barry Morrison Post author

      Thank you for the kind words, Angie. Glad you are enjoying the articles. I am still working on the Marks and Chops idea. How to search, especially for non-alphabeticals is the hangup right now. Take care.



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