In studio with Rajah and woodfired pots

In studio with Rajah and woodfired pots

My first twenty years growing up as a child of Hawaii shaped my being and secluded mountain valleys of the interior rain forest of British Columbia, Canada, have nurtured my artistic growth since 1976.

I honor the volcanic powers of fire in my work as a wood firing potter,  channeling  elemental forces of creation in both physical and invisible worlds.


A passion for ancient world ceramics inspires the working life of this mythographic clay artist. Born in Honolulu, Pamela Nagley Stevenson pursued ceramic studies at Punahou Academy, Honolulu Academy of the Arts,  University of Hawaii.  After moving to Canada, she continued studies at University of Victoria, Victoria BC , and Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta.

She has maintained her Slocan Valley studio pottery from 1976 in the rugged West Kootenay region of BC,  Canada and has been wood firing her work since the early 90’s.

Pamela taught clay studio and ceramic history courses at Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College, in Nelson, BC, from 1993 to 2012.

Her devotion to clay has expanded through travel research in Chile, Greece, India, UK and the USA, through firing many different wood kilns, and through her love for great art museums and temples everywhere.