Food for Thought.

14 years ago we moved from Vancouver to Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast. I thought I had firmly acquired the title of city-girl however living on a 5 acre property in a small community has allowed me to step into the country-girl that I really am. It’s 2020 and COVID has given me the opportunity to reconnect with my property and garden. Over the last few years I was starting to grow tired of the upkeep of the property and the physical work it takes to maintain a thriving garden. I have put my love back into the garden and enjoying the fruits of it. It only was a matter of time before the produce ended up finding homes on the plates and bowls that I create. 

TEXTURES

Textures are at the forefront of what inspires me. I am less inspired by glossy glaze colours, but instead like to focus on textures and form. Here is a selection of textures featured and found in my clay work.

ZOOM MAGAZINE

ZOOM is a specialty magazine showcasing life on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia through all-colour photographs of its people, places, arts and events.  

HIVE SERIES

This new series of wheel thrown forms reference our busy friends and the homes they so instinctually create out in nature. The HIVE series of porcelain and black clay forms are all unique and no two are alike. I was not concerned with refining the surfaces to a smooth finish nor was I focused on creating a specific shape. I allowed the throw lines to show through and allowed the form to take shape intuitively. Primarily it is the inside that is finished with a transparent glaze, while the outside remains natural. Sizes range from 2 inch miniatures to larger pieces that are twelve inches tall. 

UNDULATION

Minimal in style, the exhibition “Undulation” features Beth’s new work with clay and dyed felt. Her style is on the minimal side, making pieces independently and then assembling them to create compositions that evoke contrast and balance. She is driven to work in both black clay as well as white porcelain. Her recent focus has been with throwing larger forms to contrast her love for miniatures. 
 
Beth comments that “Undulation is a word that often comes to mind as I throw clay on the potters wheel. There is a constant up and down movement of my hand and energy which translates to the energy of the pieces. My style is not calculated but rather intuitive in nature, allowing the process to show through. I have a love for shapes, textures, assembly and graphic elements.”
 
Undulation was located at the Kube Gallery in Gibsons, BC.