I am a studio potter focused on functionality and quiet simplicity. It is all about the subtleties of form, glaze texture and color. I love that the things I make become part of daily life, whether it is the ritual of morning coffee or celebratory feasts with friends and family. Each object is made by hand from concept to completion, including glaze and colour development, in my home-based studio in the Rocky Mountains of Golden, BC. The pots I make are informed by use and inspired by the natural world. I love to grow, prepare and share food and this directly influences my time in the studio. The textures, colours and forms I encounter while spending time in the mountains find their way into my work-river rock glaze surfaces, wild flower colors and the curves and angles of rocks and mountains. I love quiet, gentle pots that contain a touch of magic.
I studied ceramics at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC and Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, AB. After completing my formal education, I spent a year as artist in residence at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO. My work can be found in shops, galleries and art and design events throughout Western Canada and has been featured in books, blogs and magazines including Uppercase, Makers Movement, Canadian House and Home and Ceramics Monthly. In 2018, I was awarded Designer of the Year in the Maker Category by Western Living Magazine.
I would love to hear from you!
Questions, comments or would like to say hello? Send me an email. Kalikabowlby@gmail.com