Originally from small-town Manitoba, Meriel discovered clay in 2018 and has since made it her full-time passion. She has completed a variety of ceramic classes at the Visual Arts Centre in Westmount (Montréal), but the majority of her knowledge stems from hands-on experience. She earns a living working in local studios teaching ceramics, alongside studio technician, commission assistant and studio managerial roles. She currently creates her small-batch stoneware out of a shared studio space in Montreal.
I’m a Montreal-based ceramicist who creates vintage-inspired tableware and one-of-a-kind decorative pieces. Nearly all my work takes shape on the potter’s wheel and is finalized with hand-built details before being fired to cone 6. While my choice of forms and function are greatly inspired by Scandinavian and midcentury modern design, their decoration stems from my own nostalgia. Each colour, carved line or motif is a nod to the lives and stories of those dearest to me. My intention is to create memorable vessels that serve as reminders of cherished times, places and people.