Lilac Sun Pottery: Gifts Inspired by nature
20 years after realizing her dream, Shirley Phillips of Lilac Sun Pottery talks about how Denman Island nature inspires her art, her legendary local pottery mentors, how the pandemic affected her, gift ideas and what’s new in the studio as she re-opens.
The Firing: Denman Island’s gathering of potters at an outdoor wood-fired Anagama kiln
In some ways, the Japanese have a natural affinity for the West Coast, not only because they thrived on the coast as fisherman and farmers. Our feelings for rocks, for moss, for crooked trees on outcrops, for the whole idea of nature as a meditative space owe a great…