About the artistSimone's work with clay has spanned her entire life. Beginning before age 10, she was making things out of clay. During high school, she learned techniques of handbuilding and throwing on a pottery wheel. Clay as a medium was magnetic to her. She voraciously attended local pottery schools and dabbled in sculpture. During her college years, Simone studied glaze making, figure drawing, sculpture casting and multiple other art media at the Vancouver School of Art. From age 21, Simone was successfully selling her functional stoneware pottery at juried craft fairs as a livelihood. Before age 30, Simone was producing craft fairs at vandusen garden as well as making and selling her pottery. During her busy career, she dabbled in every other medium that was accessible... wood turning, silversmithing, sandblasting, etching, batik, willow furniture making, stained glass, blown glass, torchwork, fusing glass. During early 2016, Simone discovered a figurative clay sculpture school. After decades of making pottery and continued figure drawing, Simone learned the art of figurative sculpture in clay quickly. Her passion for working with clay revitalized, she opened her sculpture studio in may 2016 at the Arts factory in Vancouver. Now retired, Simone is finally free to pursue her long suppressed passion for making clay sculpture purely for pleasure. The 2016 Culture Crawl is a debut event for her sculpture. Find her in room B at the Arts factory, 281 industrial ave.
281 Industrial AveVancouver , BC