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email:hilary huntley

Trial by Fire Pottery
6257 Hawkes Blvd
Duncan BC



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We moved to Vancouver Island in 2006 and I have been a full time potter since then. I learned initially from the women in the Bonnyville Potters' guild starting in 1996 and am very grateful for their early influences. I was a member of the Mount Royal College Pottery Club and I attended the North Mount Pleasant Arts Studio in Calgary for a surface course in 2005.

I work with cone 6 clay and make, from scratch, and test all my own glazes. I have a studio and gallery in Duncan, BC where I am in production working towards utility and lightness in the hand.

I make functional pieces and want only for them to be used. I learn everyday about my craft and practice making things that are comfortable to use and beautiful to look at.

I sell at the local Duncan Farmers' Markets every Saturday from 9-2, various seasonal shows and out of my studio on Hawkes Blvd. The public is welcome to stop by and catch me throwing a large jug or set of coffee mugs which they can also find in 'Coffee on the Moon' and 'Black Coffee', two local coffee shops that offer my mugs for sale.


original design by Mireille Dijks and Jasna Sokolovic/revised 2009 by Linda Lewis and Don Jung