Tanis Saxby apprenticed with a carver and stone sculptor before studying at the University of Victoria and then ceramics at the Kootenay School of Arts. In 2005, she was awarded the International Residency in Ceramics in Vallauris, France, through a Canada-wide selection. She has received several awards for outstanding artistic achievement and her work is in the homes of collectors throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe and has exhibited both locally and internationally. Tanis is drawn to introduce the concepts of stillness, simplicity and sensuality in response to our often complex, time driven culture. Shadows play an important role in her creative process, from conception through to the final form and presentation of her works.