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Hello and thanks for visiting. My name is Sarah Beck and I love clay. It has always been a part of my life because my mother is also a potter. I started making little creatures in her studio when I was just a baby and now for the last 9 years it has been my full-time profession. I have my own studio and shop, Wildfire Pottery where creatures are still what I enjoy creating the most. My shop is located on the Cabot Trail, a popular tourist route on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The shop is open from May to October and during the winter I make stock for the busy summer season and for Etsy too.

I have always been interested in the natural world and in animals in particular and this is pretty apparent in my work. I handbuild almost everything I make and I don't use any moulds. I do actually have a wheel, I just never seem to get around to using it! Most of my pottery…

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  • Born on October 7
  • Joined January 2, 2010

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Hello and thanks for visiting. My name is Sarah Beck and I love clay. It has always been a part of my life because my mother is also a potter. I started making little creatures in her studio when I was just a baby and now for the last 9 years it has been my full-time profession. I have my own studio and shop, Wildfire Pottery where creatures are still what I enjoy creating the most. My shop is located on the Cabot Trail, a popular tourist route on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The shop is open from May to October and during the winter I make stock for the busy summer season and for Etsy too.

I have always been interested in the natural world and in animals in particular and this is pretty apparent in my work. I handbuild almost everything I make and I don't use any moulds. I do actually have a wheel, I just never seem to get around to using it! Most of my pottery is raku fired, a dramatic technique involving red hot pots, flames and smoke which creates very individual pieces. I also do some functional stoneware pieces, decorated with animals of course. In Spring of 2011 I was thrilled to be included in Lark Book's well-known 500 series. The book is titled 500 Raku and is a showcase of modern raku artists from around the world.

I also like to play my fiddle (Cape Breton has its own thriving celtic fiddle culture), snowshoe along the ocean with my friends and our dogs and drive my smart car convertible (but not so much in the winter).

Thanks for looking and if you want to see more you can check out:

www.rakupottery.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/wildfirepottery.ca
www.wildfirepottery.ca

I also have another shop here on Etsy selling pinback buttons, posters, cards and more:
you can visit 'The Artful Badger' here: www.etsy.com/shop/theartfulbadger

Sarah

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