Dan has a natural ability and a passion for art. A very hard worker, Dan is constantly learning new skills and is very proud and happy to show them off. Dan is a very friendly and social person. He loves to paint subjects such as landscapes, fruits and flowers. Dan is a multi-talented individual, and most importantly a very loyal friend. Dan has shown his work at shows all over the Lower Mainland, BC and his paintings are always a hit wherever they go.
James is a man of few words but multiple talents. He is a painter and potter with his own unique sense of form and colour. In the studio, crammed with the works of many individuals, James' work stands out. He is a man with the soul of an artist, and his accomplishments continue to delight us all.
A man of many creative talents; Mark excels with his pottery, and landscape paintings. Mark is a big part of all the art shows that PotteryWorks participates in and shows pride when talking about his work. He has sold many of his pieces to both the public and to private collectors.
Rob is a loyal, honest and friendly individual who always stands up for what is right in his eyes. Rob is a fabulous painter and potter and takes his work very seriously. Rob is always very proud of his own and his peers work. Rob’s biggest passion in the studio is working with pastels. He works in a range of vibrant colours, and his pieces are always filled with layers of depth and emotion.
Tom is a man with huge spirit. Tom fills a room and approaches life with passion. He brings his passion to PotteryWorks and a focus that any artist would envy. No one is more proud of their work or more skilled at self promotion and sales then Tom. Once, when Ted Wiens of Royal Bank was visiting the studio, Tom showed him a mask he had made. When Mr. Wiens responded favorably, Tom signed "Give me money". Mr Wiens did give money to buy a new kiln and Tom happily accepted the cheque from him.
Since starting the PotteryWorks program, Sangeeta has shown exceptional talent. Trying her hand with pottery at first, Sangeeta later fell in love with and joined the painting program. This is where Sangeeta's true talent emerged. The flower-inspired paintings she creates, serve as great examples of the pointillism technique.
While in the studio, Linda enjoys both painting and creating pottery on the wheel. Linda excels when using her palette knives and acrylic paints, resulting in incredibly colorful and expressive pieces. Linda is a very friendly, gentle person with an incredible work ethic. She's someone you can be sure will never forget your name.
Sheri Lynn Seitz
"Being creative gives me so much enjoyment and I feel more confident about myself because I have the opportunities to see I am good at it. When I'm making art, I'm in a different place." Sheri-Lynn is an avid photographer and painter, as well as the Pottery Works teaching assistant. Sheri uses her knowledge and skills to help her peers at the studio and is always willing to experiment and learn for herself as well. Her growing skill set and confidence can be seen by all.
Jesse enjoys coming to Pottery Works because his creative time is when he can control and express himself best through a mix of artistic mediums. Although an avid painter, he also enjoys sculpting and painting his own pottery.
Ryley Jensen Fisk
“Pottery Works has given me the opportunity to share my native art with people. It’s something I feel very passionate about. I’m trying to carry on my family legacy through my art. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as my family and I do.” Ryley is First Nations from the Gitx'san Nation and her designs often reflect her heritage. Whether it’s her pottery designs or her acrylic paintings, Ryley is always very dedicated to her work.
Once Geoffrey starts a painting, he will spend long hours working patiently, until he is satisfied with his expression of form and color. He describes all his paintings with a single word: FIRE. His passion for painting freestyle art has enabled him to develop self confidence and maturity, a major breakthrough in living with autism.