I seek to evoke elusive qualities of mystery and ceremonial traditions, making functional wood-fired pots that reinterpret universal themes and metaphors of ancient ceramic cultures.

Born in Honolulu Hawaii, Pamela pursued studies in ceramics, sculpture and art history at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; University of Victoria, BC, Canada; and Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. She established her Slocan Valley pottery in 1976, began to study wood firing in the 1990s and built her first wood kiln at her studio in 2000.  Pamela taught clay studio and ceramic history courses from 1993 to 2013, at Kootenay School of the Arts, Selkirk College, Nelson, BC. She then returned to full time studio practice.  Together with friends in 2009, she built Bhava, a 73 cubic foot catenary-arch wood-soda kiln at her studio, where she continues to fire all of her work.

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