Emma Heitzmann is a potter living in Campbell River, BC who has been throwing clay for some time but got serious with her craft in 2012. Her work can be found at Raven Song Gallery on Quadra Island, and the Island Potters Shop on Hornby Island
When did you first start creating pottery?
I first started seriously creating pottery in 2012, although I had taken classes and played around variously throughout my youth. I’ve always liked playing in mud!
Do you have a studio?
I am lucky enough to be renting studio space from another CVPC member!
Do you at times open it to the public?
Yes, typically during daytime week days. Setting it up ahead of time would assure I would be there!
Will you be selling your pieces at any markets or galleries this year?
I currently have work at Raven Song Gallery on Quadra Island, the Saratoga Gift shop, and I’m happy to be participating in the Island Pottery Shop on Hornby again this year.
What do you enjoy about being a member of the Comox Valley Potters Club?
We’re a community of makers who are happy to share skills and information. It’s always amazing to see what others are up to and it’s awesome to have so many around me that like to support each other.
What would you say to someone considering purchasing your pottery as a gift for someone?
Each piece I make is unique, I can never replicate exactly the same results–and I like it that way! One of my favourite things is to be able to bring a piece of nature into the home with me, and still have it be functional and usable.
“You can’t unfire a kiln, but you can try, try, try again till you figure it out!“ Emma Heitzmann