Vanessa Slater is an Uxbridge pottery and ceramic artist, specializing in contemporary functional pieces.
I started experimenting with clay at night school classes throughout my high school years in Toronto. I enjoyed the feel of clay slipping through my fingers, and quickly grew to love the entire process of creating pottery.
After moving to Uxbridge in 2001, I created my own humble basement studio and managed to dedicate time to expanding my work. As I met other Uxbridge artists, and discovered a sense of community, I was inspired to keep trying new forms and techniques with my pottery. I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Uxbridge Studio Tour as a guest artist in 2010.
My singular cups, pots and bowls invite touch and interaction with each piece. I love vibrant colours and playful composition. I'm often told that my pieces are fun to experience both visually and functionally. Opening my kiln and seeing what alchemy has occurred during the glaze firing of my pots, is still one of my biggest thrills.
Recently I’ve returned to porcelain clay and I'm excited to be rediscovering the way white clay interacts with some of the glazes I use.
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