View From The Pines

Artist: Marg Rice

Sacred Vessels (set)
5" x 3" x 1.5"
Wheel thrown stoneware with cane, oxidation

"Growing up in rural Saskatchewan on a mine property was my first introduction to clay. I would go through shale piles looking for artifacts and fossils from days gone by. My fascination with clay came about as a result of this childhood experience.

My formal introduction to pottery came from courses at Seneca College - King Campus. I became a member of the York Potters' Guild until we branched out to form the Pine Tree Potters' Guild (40 years ago). I have a studio in my home in Aurora.

This art is an homage to the work of our First Nation brothers and sisters. Inspired by their pottery and weaving I had a vision of this fusion of material and artistry melding into an act of reconciliation with this country's true forefathers."