Vasilia Clayworks

4200 Beaver Drive, Denman Island

At the same location as LeBaron Studio, sculptor and potter Vasilia Wees has been apprenticing with master potter Bentley LeBaron for several years.

“Sculpture allows for such stylized abstractions and gestures of emotion that the never-ending variations are an unending joy to imagine and create!” 

The firing process of the large gas kiln is an invigorating experience. After all the variations are considered to prepare a piece for the firing, the kiln then has its own impact that is often a surprise on many pieces and keeps me wanting to do it again. It is magic that happens in the firing. “

She is currently working on a new line of sculpture pieces that speak to the decline of salmon and herring populations. “Artwork stays, to continue the conversation and can travel.”