Denise Jeffery


I have worked in clay since the late 1990’s. I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on ceramics from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999. After serving as an apprentice to potters on the province’s south shore (Lunenburg, Mahone Bay), I established my first studio just outside of Dartmouth, NS.

Since moving to Burnaby, British Columbia, I have been working to re-establish my studio practice. Volunteer activities include my current role as President of the Potters Guild of British Columbia.


Working in clay gives me a strong sense of fulfillment. While the process and the product is important to me, I also enjoy the way pots connect people. I have been privileged to hear many stories about how my pieces have become part of people’s daily lives or special events.

Patterns and nature inspire my work in ^6 porcelainious stoneware. Much of my work is thrown often incorporating hand-built elements. Carving and inlay are decorative elements widely used in my pieces. My goal is to create work that can be appreciated for their form, colour and feel but also used everyday around the home.

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