Tel: 519 438-6439
24 Alfred St.
Expect to see a vibrant display of functional pottery creations from Elly Pakalnis. This year, her usual turquoise pieces will be highlighted with porcelain stoneware decorated with brilliant red poppy fields. Elly’s incorporation of an abstract textured surface into her turquoise pieces creates visual excitement: the glaze rests in recesses where it provides a subtle contrast. Over the past year, Elly took part in a new firing experience – a couple of wood-firings resulted in extremely “earthy” pieces with warm tones of grey, soft orange and brown. With a wood-stoked firing taking up to 32 hours, ash deposits left a permanent path on vessel surfaces. Some fired exteriors are reminiscent of birch trees.