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When a skill is something you learn growing up through the process of play, you just assume everyone knows how to do that stuff.

great pottery throw down

Hi all just a little organization, thought i would repost the episodes of  the great pottery throw down, all organized on one page.  As the new episodes come out i will add them to the one page so they will all be together and easier to find. if you haven't had a...

potters hand survival

Potters Dry hands, and skin care for your hands.  I don't have all the ideas or answers but these are few of the products and techniques I have found over the years the help me get the oils back in the skin of my hands. a bit of back ground information, skin has a ph...

great pottery throw down 2

episode 2, the great pottery throw down.  I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but after last weeks antics I am looking forward to what they will do this week.  I thought originally the show was going to show much more experienced potters, these are for the most...

pottery thrown altered cup

This was a way i developed to alter, create texture and add imagery to pots thrown on the wheel, It is my own unique way of throwing mugs, which was further added to a number of other items.  The stamps are made from thrown cylinders cut up similar to the way I make...


WRITE TO YOUR SOOKE MAYOR AND COUNCIL. Recently I have been getting more and more inquiries about using my studio as a public facility.  People expect me to be able to provide the same service at the same price as facilities paid for by tax payers.  Those facilities...



Friday is Fun Night, COME JOIN THE FUN, we have an evening of conversation and creative expression, we supply the general idea and you take it where you create your own interpretation.  This week at bussard grove pottery we will be doing a whimsical expressions wall...

Reservations – Friday evening

Friday evenings, 7-9, all materials included, adults 35.00, children 12 and under 20.00 must be accompanied by an adult.  250-664- 6588  call me if you have any questions, please leave a message, i will return your call i usually have muddy hands. [contact-form-7...

October 16th drop in

October 16th drop in

DROP IN POTTERY SESSION OCTOBER 16TH if i just HAD a little dish... to put my gift cookies in, to give as a gift with soaps, coffee, teas, candles.... Have you ever been trying to set up a table or buffet for entertaining and thought if i just a little basket, tray...

about me

A LITTLE BIT OF STUFF ABOUT ME; I grew up Sharon Bussard, born in lethbridge, Alberta.  (for those of you on Vancouver Island, i am not related to jan and helga grove) “My fondest childhood memories are sliding down the banks of the river in Medicine Hat Alberta while my grandma  ALVA BUSSARD and her clay friends dug for clay…. Clay was what I did, I made stuff. Hind site when a skill is something you learn through the process of play you just assume everyone knows how to do that stuff.” I enjoy process, the process of exploring, experimenting, pushing boundaries and asking questions while i am working, I don’t believe any medium allows this like clay. I think of my work as evolution.  The subtle nuances of surface and form are always where i can get completely lost in a line, a shadow or texture. Functional pottery is like home, the hearth, family, getting together, sharing moments and love.  When it all comes right down to it, making a plate, bowl or mug i am always considering how it will become a piece that becomes something to take an active part in the persons life who comes to own it.   pretty profound.  It isn’t going to sit on on a pedestal to be looked at, it won’t collect dust.  Rather it will join the family for dinner, the good  times and the bad times, it will be the mug of warm comfort or cup of get up and go.  If it is made just right it will be the mug searched for each time the cabinet is opened.

Pretty humbling to consider this small ball of clay through my personal manipulations will become this part of someones life.  functional pottery is my world of peace, love and harmony.

Then there is the world of sculpture, comes from an emotional response to an experience, or situations i perceive.   Sp-OILED was a great project, creating oiled looking surface, slip saturating a fuzzy fleece, made from petroleum to create the appearance of oil saturated feathers.  it broke my heart to make this work.  I relate so strongly to animals that while creating this i was often found in tears, as i took my main character from being a vibrant living heron in my mind, to one who had suffered the painful death of an oil spill.  This is how i work through sculpture, any piece i make takes me on a journey of being completely immersed.

My work can be found in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, most notably is part of the permanent collection at the Sanbao Ceramic Arts Institute Museum in Jingdezhen, China. Her home and studio are located in the town of Sooke, on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada BFA Alberta College of Art and Design Ceramic Arts – Sheridan College of Art and Design, Ontario

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