Leonard Butt

Leonard Butt

Victoria based artist Leonard Butt is a graduate of ACAD. Over the last few decades he has developed an iconic style or raku fired sculptures that playfully deal with the relationship of people or objects. Butt finds influence through both other ceramic artists and his students. Another influence in his work is historic and fictional characters found in literature.

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Judy Blake

Judy Blake

Judy Blake has been working with clay since the mid 1970's when she attended the New Brunswick Craft School (now the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design).

Although she has worked primarily as a functional potter since graduating, for the past ten years Judy has been pursuing her longtime passion for smoke-fired pottery. Her works include sawdust-firing, pit-firing, raku and saggar-firing.

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Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie is a contemporary ceramic artist living and working in Victoria, BC.  Her work has been exhibited across Western Canada in public galleries in Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia, as well as being represented by the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in London, Ontario.

Samantha majored in ceramics at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. While trained as a functional potter, she soon became absorbed in abstract sculptural work and public installation. After receiving her diploma in ceramics, she has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund.

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