Sheryl Willson graduated from Capilano College, North Vancouver, in 1988 with a diploma in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.
In 2000 Sheryl went back to school to study Fine Art at Langara College in Vancouver, where she developed a love for clay. In 2004 she and her husband moved to Sorrento and set up a full time pottery business.
Sheryl has explored a wide variety of forms and glazes that give her pottery a dynamic feel.
“I enjoy creating objects that celebrate life.”
They can be functional or simply beautiful, but what I want is for them to be inspiring and uplifting. I have a great appreciation for the affect that one’s visual surroundings have on one’s state of mind. This belief inspires me to surround myself with things that feed my soul. It also inspires me to make things that bring me joy as I create them, and in turn, I hope that they’ll bring joy to those who use them.
My main line of work is domestic pottery but I like to play with sculpture and decorative pieces as well. Either way, I make things that have lots of room for exploration within their form, decoration and glaze, creating families of objects that celebrate differences yet gel as sets.
When I make pots for the kitchen and serving, I aim to design wares that are at once both functional and aesthetically pleasing. I find it exciting when these two elements are balanced and the beauty of a piece enhances it’s usefulness.