becky webster - saggar fired pottery

Becky has been working in clay for over 14 years. Her love for clay started in a high school pottery class which led her to receive a diploma mastering in Ceramics from The Craft and Design program at Sheridan College in 2001. After graduating, Becky began managing S&S Pottery Supplies in Kitchener. A division of The Pottery Supply House in Oakville. As well as managing the pottery store, Becky finds time for her studio practices, where she creates functional and non functional ceramics. Saggar firing is one of her signature processes that combines a little spontaneity, raw materials and an outdoor gas kiln. The results are rich colour and patterns. This method leaves unique one-of-a-kind markings that reflect Becky’s love for the outdoors and natural beauty. The other process is her total opposite love, by covering some of the surface of her vessels with slips as well as painted, transferred, and pre-made images and patterns. This develops bright colours, layers, depth and contrast. All of her forms are thrown on the wheel and altered. Some sources of inspiration are: patterns in Islamic art and architecture, tessellations and botanicals.
Becky's work has been seen in House and Home Magazine, in numerous other publications, and featured in many galleries. Becky has participated in solo and group exhibitions and currently exhibits her work in galleries and fine boutiques.