Debi and Helen would like to bring you up to speed with what is going on with Fieldstone Pottery.
Debi has just relocated to 108 Mile Ranch (North of 100 Mile House) BC. She had been "making" in Chilliwack for a few years after returning from a 2 year stint in Fredericton NB where she attended New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) in pursuit of a Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics.
Helen has retired! As of spring 2016, Helen completed her last clay elevator replica and sent it off to Manitoba. Helen has downsized and relocated to Vedder.
The pages have been turning and we are both looking forward to what the future holds.
Fieldstone Pottery has been a mother/daughter partnership in clay since 1996. Helen and Debi were both born and raised on farms outside of Boissevain, Manitoba. In 1973, besides being a young mother and working with her husband on their farm, Helen took up pottery. She took several series of classes from the local artisans and enjoyed every minute of it! Debi can clearly remember "Mom" down in the cellar with a lopsided kick-wheel, playing in the mud!
The years spent working together have been a truly wonderful experience which has encouraged Debi to pursue a career in a lifetime of "making".
Here is a look at a few of the things Helen has made over her 40+ years of working with clay