Location: Vancouver, BC
Member Since 2001
Charmian is a long time ceramic artist, living in Vancouver, BC. She started making pottery in high school and has never stopped. Primarily a wheel thrower, in the past few years she began making sculptural animals and this has become a recent passion. She continues to create daily and is a member of the Kingsmill Studio on Granville Island. She also teaches classes at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby and gives workshops around the lower mainland. She also an avid knitter, cyclist, very shy accordion player and is quite obsessed with photography.
Turning mud into something beautiful or useful still gives me a huge thrill. As a lover of nature and animals, these things inspire me whether I'm making a cup or a life-sized rabbit.. There is something so grounding about working in clay that has kept me on a relatively even keel throughout my entire life. I am so grateful to have found this medium so many years ago, it has brought me so much joy and hope to continue to work in it as long as I am able. I truly hope that people can find some of that joy in the pieces that I make.