Liz de Beer

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Liz de Beer
KlayWerk Studio
1472 Davidson Road,
Gibsons, V0N 1V6
604 886-5814

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Liz de Beer

I am a very proud Canadian citizen but am equally proud of my South African heritage that shows through in my work. I was born and raised on a farm and lived close to the African landscape. While the roots of my soul are still embedded in Africa I have been sprouting roots on the West Coast hopefully this fusion is becoming evident in my new work.
I have a preference for earthenware vessels that are simple in shape and unglazed on the outside. I have an interest in surface decoration and use a variety of different techniques to achieve the results that I want, sometimes using natural materials as part of the piece. The mass production of functional items does not interest me and I see myself as a clay artist rather than a production potter.
My passion for the medium and my love for the process is evident in the work that I produce. Opening up the kiln door to discover the magic that took place through firing remains one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have.


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