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I am a ceramic artist living and working in Montreal. I work primarily with porcelain clay but have been experimenting with stoneware since moving to my new studio. I am a hand builder and work with soft slabs to make each piece in my shop. I begin my process by rolling out thin slabs of clay and cutting and shaping each piece to form plates, cups and small sculptural wall boxes. I enjoy making both functional and sculptural decorative ceramics.

I am currently getting settled in my new city, Montreal. I first started my Etsy shop and studio practice while living in Tucson, Arizona. I took a break from production work as I focused my attention to my two young children. Life gets complicated doesn't it! Our family moved next to Minnesota, then in 2016 we settled here in Montreal. I am back in a studio and slowly making my dreams happen by…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 1
  • Joined April 12, 2009

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Ceramics, porcelain, stoneware, clay

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Vanessa Villarreal

About

Hello,
I am a ceramic artist living and working in Montreal. I work primarily with porcelain clay but have been experimenting with stoneware since moving to my new studio. I am a hand builder and work with soft slabs to make each piece in my shop. I begin my process by rolling out thin slabs of clay and cutting and shaping each piece to form plates, cups and small sculptural wall boxes. I enjoy making both functional and sculptural decorative ceramics.

I am currently getting settled in my new city, Montreal. I first started my Etsy shop and studio practice while living in Tucson, Arizona. I took a break from production work as I focused my attention to my two young children. Life gets complicated doesn't it! Our family moved next to Minnesota, then in 2016 we settled here in Montreal. I am back in a studio and slowly making my dreams happen by balancing life as a mom and ceramic artist.

I am a graduate from the Oregon College of Art & Craft and was an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center in California. I was a pottery teacher for the city of Tucson, AZ for 6 years.

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