Having known Jamie for a long time, I asked her awhile back to take some photos of her making some of her different pottery and some of her finished work. She is a very talented artist. It was fun to see the pottery come together from the soft unfounded beginnings to watching her hands mould it into a beautiful shape. Then seeing it after it had been fired in the oven and the different colours and patterns that emerge from the fire and heat. For her inspiration comes from many different sources; teachers, environment, and heritage. Function and beauty play a big role. Most of all, it is important for her to find happiness in the making of her pots and for her work to bring happiness to others.
Pottery provides some different challenges to photograph. We tried a few different backgrounds and lighting setups before deciding on one that brought life and energy to the pottery. You can find her works and others at The Potters Place in Courtenay, BC and on Facebook.
Here a few examples of different works that Jamie has created.