397 county rd 31
Belle River, Ontario
My work is available at:
Walkerville Artists Co-op
1974 Wyandotte St. E
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E4
Mon - closed
Tues – Sat 10am-6pm
Sun – 12-4pm
Special extended hours often occur during Walkerville events.
Be sure to stop by!
Functional Pottery and Raku Art by Gisele Bick
From Belle River Ontario
My functional work is focused on making pots that bring new ideas of beauty into the world of everyday functional objects. I make my pots hoping that they have something new to reveal about themselves with each use and encourage lively physical and visual interaction with their users.
All of my pottery is one of a kind and can’t be duplicated. I love to make original teapots, mugs, butter dishes, and bowls. The stoneware clay that I use is fired to a cone 6 in an electric kiln, making it microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.
Turtle Loves was created from my love of turtles, each one is hand sculpted, and unique personalities are born with every pinch of the clay. I achieve remarkable colors using an ancient firing process called raku.
My love of this craft began in Jan 2008 when my husband bought me some clay and a few tools for my Birthday. I found a class close to my house and signed up. March 2008 my husband passed away suddenly and I totally immersed myself. Unfortunately, he never got to see what became of that hunk of clay, but the healing properties it had where his gift to me.
I have been working in clay now for 11 years and teaching classes for 3 years.
I am not a potter who does repetitive work, I am always experimenting with form and glaze chemistry.
Raku pottery is something that I like to do, Always trying new things.
In 2018 I was awarded the mayor's art award for the town of lakeshore.
Classes are offered and custom orders accepted.
My work is Available at WAC Walkerville Artist Co-op