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My pottery journey began in 2018, I wanted to try to make pottery that looked like birch bark….well that has exploded into many different areas!
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Lucy Willemsen

Pottery by Lucy
Val Des Monts, QC
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I hope that my pottery brings a smile to your face. ? ? ? You can view my showroom in my home by appointment only or arrange for a virtual tour.
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Lucy is a multimedia artist who has worked with wood, leather, paint, sculpture and various other textiles over the past 42 years while raising a family and running a bed and breakfast. In the fall of 2018 Lucy took a beginners class in clay with the intention of figuring out how to make birch bark pottery, using her wood carving skills to create natural, realistic shapes and textures in her nature-inspired works. Since then, she’s thrown herself into learning the art form and has built a home pottery studio where she creates day and many a night!  Lucy also has fun playing with colour, and taking on the challenge of commissioned works. Home is beside the lake and in the forest of Val des Monts, Quebec. The natural landscape inspires many of her clay creations that are hand built or made on the wheel. Her striking birch bark series is the clearest example of this. Lucy lives to create, and she creates to live; her hands are never idle.  When she isn’t in her pottery studio, Lucy enjoys spending time with her husband, their animals, gardening, trail blazing, making wooden puppets and cooking up a storm.

Artist Statement

Having worked in various media throughout my life, I was delighted to meld all that I have learned into my clay creations. I make pottery that looks like birch bark, and over time, have added birds and animals to create little works of functional art.  This is the major motif for my work, wherein I aim for natural, realistic shapes and textures. I enjoy the diversity of birds that appear in abundance around our forested home by the lake from which I draw uninhibited inspiration. I hope my pottery brings as much joy to you as it does to me creating it. It is in my nature to be most creative.

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