Pottery Info

Have a peak behind the scenes to find out more about our pottery.

Sawdust Firing

Sawdust Firing

Modern scholars have theorized that the first clay vessels were created when baskets, waterproofed with a lining of wet clay, …
Throwing a Mug

Throwing Mugs

Back on the wheel today throwing mugs. Here’s how I create the cylinder, the first part of the process.

Glazing Pottery

Here’s a video on how I glaze a spouted bowl by layering glaze with a brush, and doing a full …

What Is Stoneware?

It is a type of clay that forms a close bond with glazes. When fired the glaze and the clay …

Summer Sales – 2024

July 20-21, 2024

Great Shuswap Pottery Sale

This annual pottery sale in historic Celista Hall continues. The sale is in it’s 39th year and is going strong.

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August 3-4, 2024

High Country Pottery Sale

Join us at Sorrento Memorial Hall on the August Long Weekend for this annual pottery and fine craft sale.

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Sorrento Stoneware

is the communal studio of Sheryl Willson and Mark Hemmingson

Sheryl Willson

Sheryl works in red clay with lots of texture and illustration. She glazes her work in warm white tones that break over texture. These pieces are one of a kind made in short runs.

Mark Hemmingson

Mark creates pottery for everyday living focusing on traditional tableware. Glazed in Shuswap Blue these pieces are made in sets and they’re meant to be collected.

Find Us in Sorrento

Shuswap Artisan Market

Located at Trans-Canada-Highway and Notch Hill Road the Artisan Market is a treasure trove of handmade items made by local artisans.

9:00 – 4:00
Tuesday to Saturday
Beside Steamers

Sorrento Stoneware Studio

Studio Drop-Ins

You’re welcome to drop by the studio to buy pottery. Call ahead if you want to make sure we’re in, or come by chance.


9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Saturday

Sorrento Farmer’s Market

We’ll be at the farmers’ market again this summer.

The market starts May 4 and runs every Saturday morning from 8:00 to Noon.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

About Our Pottery

Information about our work, and a look behind the scenes

What Is Stoneware?

It is a type of clay that forms a close bond with glazes. When fired the glaze and the clay …

Pottery Resources Southern BC

Pottery Resources
The Thompson, Okanagan and Shuswap areas form a natural region in which potters and clay artists exchange ideas and support …

Utensil Jars in Process

Utensil Jar
They sit overnight and firm up. In the morning I add handles and stamp them with swirls to give character …

Sanding Pottery

Sanding Pottery
The firing was a success. Now it’s time to sand the bottoms of the pots.
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