Carol was born in Canada in Belleville, Ontario. Her Canadian childhood was spent marveling at the slate shores on Georgian Bay as a five year old, climbing trees and digging snow forts in Quebec, being awestruck by her first view of the Rocky Mountains and riding horses in Alberta. Richard has a more special relationship to Canada. Having been born in the United States, he chose Canada as his country in 1974. Although we have traveled to many countries, New Zealand, Japan and Asia, Europe and Central America and have been positively affected by the wonderful pottery world wide, I find myself incorporating a gentle line on my tea bowls to represent the curves of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. I make anti-tornado mugs with a spiral and think about the huge tornado of 1987 that hit my city, Edmonton. Richard paints terra cotta tiles with glazes in images of the prairie landscape.
We use only the finest materials to create our ceramics, sourcing our clay from local suppliers whenever possible. Our pieces are all handcrafted, and each item is unique. We take great pride in our attention to detail and the high quality of our work.
Richard and Carol Selfridge, Canadian potters with a deep connection to their homeland, draw inspiration from their childhood experiences and the diverse landscapes of Canada. Choosing clay and glazes primarily from Canadian sources, they infuse their work with elements reflecting the Rocky Mountains, prairies, and other natural wonders. The couple, largely self-taught, has enriched their craft through workshops and international collaborations, especially in wood-fired ceramics. As representatives of Canadian ceramics globally, their functional art showcases a blend of global influences and a profound commitment to their Canadian roots.
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