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Chandler Swain

I live and work in the village of Blakeney near Almonte, Ontario, 1/2 hour west of Ottawa. We live beside the Mississippi River ( not THE Mississippi: this one is in Lanark County , Ontario, Canada ) and as a result the natural world around me is inspirational. Foxes, Herons, Turtles and Otters are our

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Richard Skrobecki

I developed a great love of clay and pots while at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the mid-1980’s, then worked in art-related fields in Kingston, Toronto and Iqaluit. Pots always remained a passionate interest and in 1999 I began making them again, taking the leap from occasional to full-time studio potter

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Sietze Praamsma

I got into making pots when working on a thesis on clay minerals and talking with graduate pottery students at the University of Wisconsin about technical (geochemistry, mineralogy, physics) clay problems. After moving to Canada I worked as a ceramics technician and teacher at the Sheridan School of Design and worked on establishing the Harbourfront

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Saskia Praamsma

People ask me: “Where do you get your ideas? You must be on drugs.” Well, I am not on drugs; but clay is my addiction. Inspiration comes from cultures all over the world, and in particular from architecture and nature, but mostly from working with the clay itself. I don’t plan a lot of my

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Almonte Potters’ Guild

The Almonte Potters Guild is an innovative, member-run facility that enhances recreational activities in the Mississippi Mills community. The studio is located in the centre of Almonte, Ontario. Headed by experienced instructors, the 1000 square foot facility offers lessons at all levels for adults, teens and children. Weekend workshops throughout the year are offered by

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