Erika Von Bank

 

Erika has been practicing pottery for over fifty years. She has experience with different types of clay

and various firing methods including, wood, electric, gas, salt and raku. At her studio she hand crafts

her pottery using slab and coil construction in addition to wheel throwing. Her works are fired in an

environmentally friendly electric kiln. Erika’s works have been shown in various galleries throughout

Western Canada. The Alberta Arts Council has been purchased several of her pieces for permanent

collection. 


Pridham Studio

 

David Pridham’s thrown pieces are technically precise with a character suited for daily use. Mainly

self –taught he has also gained skills from fellow potters and from the Talavera potters of Mexico.

David builds his own molds, which he uses to support the slab rolled pieces. Once the piece is in

place, Nancy, his wife, then develops the design and hand paints each piece. Nancy has been working

professionally as an artist since 1988 creating pieces that strike deeply resonant chords in her

audience. Her works are in galleries and collections internationally. 


Terry Jackson

 

Terry is strongly attracted to nature and to west coast First Nations art. Living very modestly, he

developed his talents and learned to love simplicity. Early on he was strongly influenced by masters

of this northwest art form and sought to comprehend the visual vocabulary of this art form. After

many years of study and practice he slowly decided to create his own statements about this idiom.

Being of Metis descent, combinations of various art forms found their way into his art. With the

mixing of cultural entities’ of today’s world this only seemed natural to him.