Month: October 2016

October 31, 2016 The Potters Place Gallery
HANNA LEWANDOWSKI
Come and see a collection of truly beautifully made, and wonderful to hold pottery from Hanna’s studio on Quadra Island throughout November, 2016
We asked Hanna to tell us about her pottery and her life.  Here’s what she said:
I started my pottery adventure producing honey pots for my family’s beekeeping business.  I can assure you, it is not an easy start, as you begin with making pots with tight fitting lids that cannot leak the honey.  When I finally had time for expansion of my business, I faced a serious question: what other pottery items could I possibly make?
20 years later  I have a studio on Quadra Island, where I produce the whole assortment of items from mugs to casserole dishes. Yes, honey pots are there, too. I enjoy working on the wheel, producing functional stoneware. I like to take inspiration in the nature around me, either pressing leaves into wet clay, or painting   natural motives with wax resist on raw clay, or on glazes. I like a deep, saturated colour, and overlaying 2 or more glazes. I fire to cone 6 – 7 in an electric kiln.  I am hoping to expand to working with a slab roller. 
 
In a spare time (not too much of it!) I like to go kayaking or hiking with my 2 dogs.
 
The Potters Place Gallery is open from 10-5 Monday through Saturday
We are at the Corner of Cliffe and 5th in Downtown Courtenay, across from the Sid Williams Theatre in the 5th Street Courtyard.
Parking is at the rear of the building.