About Us

Clayfoot Crockery's handmade pottery is thrown on the wheel, slab built, extruded or sculptured by Ann, in her studio in Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada. Glazes are also made and developed at the studio, and the colours frequently  reflect the environment in which the pots were made, ranging from temperate rainforest blues and greens, to browns, yellows and black, fired to cone 6 in oxidation.

Ann was introduced to pottery in the mid 1970's, while working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Queen's university in Kingston, Ontario when she took a class at a local community college. Since no art classes had been available in her high school, Ann was a total art novice, and while definitely not the best student potter in the class, she  was definitely the messiest.  Her potting ability improved over the ensuing years, but  her ability to make a spectacular mess in the studio never changed  at all.

Creating pottery has now been a  part of Ann’s life for more than 30 years. She currently  lives and works  in Metchosin BC,  where the  beauty of her surroundings has influenced both her glaze palate and pottery form, and the quiet  location has allowed her to experiment and develop as a potter, giving,  as the Lorena McKeeitt song says, " her clay feet wings to fly".

Ann applying wax resist to a glazed bowl