Laurie Hashizume

Laurie grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the source of the clays she uses. She lived most of her adult life in the Calgary area, retiring from practice as a psychologist and moving to Victoria in 2004. In Victoria, Laurie discovered the bliss of working with clay and immersed herself in pottery classes and workshops. Today, she works from a home studio and is enriched through interaction and discussion with other members of the South Vancouver Island Potters’ Guild and the Garden City Potters. Laurie strives to produce works which are a pleasure to view, handle, and use; her goal is to strike a balance between form and function. The majority of her work is suitable for daily use in the kitchen or on the dining table: glazes are selected to ensure they are food-safe, as well as dishwasher and microwave safe. If you admire a piece, Laurie encourages you to pick it up, handle it, and make sure it ‘feels right’ in your hands.