Julie MacKinnon Ceramics

I have made small batch high fired Porcelain table ware for 13 years.

I have sold at many retail and private shows across Western Canada.

I was a part of All Fired Up...25 years in BC clay.

I have been interviewed by Sheryl MacKay on North by NorthWest.

I have designed and made tea and macha sets for Silk Road Tea Company and I have work at the Remai Modern Gallery in Saskatoon and The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.

I had two finalist entries in SSICA (SaltSpring I Ceramics Awards -Provincial) last year.

I am a single mom of nutso twin 12 year old girls on beautiful Salt Spring Island. I sell my work at the famous SaltSpring Saturday Market April - Sept.

I teach year-round weekend clay workshops from my home studio.

Clay has long lured me away from my first career, Architectural Design. Although in saying this, my work in clay is still dictated by the design elements of line, space and balance. I strive to create mechanically organic vessels that reflect strong ergonomic and functional design. My work references a historical period, an aesthetic sentiment or values of an era or culture. These visual references create an emotional familiarity through personal or cultural memory. The significance I find in “making” is the opportunity to tell a story that relates directly to life and ritual.