I live quite the life in the forest by the sea, working from my pottery/sculpture studio on Mudge Island, just off the coast of Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, BC
After being introduced to clay at an early age, I was instantly entranced. It became my favoured medium for expression, revealing true stories, and creating utilitarian craft. Since childhood I've not strayed far from the earthly material. Along life's journey, it has been my constant. Forming clay into things with my hands is still a thrill.
In 1996 I earned a Fine Arts Diploma, focused in ceramics, at Malaspina University before a decade long apprenticship with Master wood fire potter and kiln builder, Graham Sheehan of Suntstone Pottery on Gabriola Island.
During my time at Malaspina I was introduced to the exciting and mysterious world of wood fired ceramics. The original version of Nanaimo's Tozan Dragon Kiln was being built by the famous Yukio Yamamoto on a hillside, steps away from my campus residence.
The apprenticing years at Sunstone brought much diverse knowledge and experience in wood fire tradition, culminating in the construction of Mad Mudslinger wood fire pottery kiln on Mudge Island.
Holding a background in functional production ware, I will always enjoy making useful pottery. These days I'm turning much creative focus to sculptural expression and stories, but presented here is a selection of functional/foodsafe wares for domestic use.
My continued respectful awareness for the integrity of medium elements demonstrates a primal reverence toward the natural and handmade world. It's a privilege to participate in the cycle of human artifacts. Regardless of subject, my theme is always clay.
Marcelle Glock, Artist
Pop Up Shop at the Network Hub
256 Wallace St, Nanaimo
This new selection of functional wood fired stoneware by Marcelle includes cups, bowls, and other unique durable domestic objects for kitchen and table use.