187 Crawford St, Toronto, ON
Working with clay has been one of the best experiences of my life. This common, but unique material offers perpetual changes and variety. Starting from a soft shapeless lump, through endless modes of process into an object practically indestructible.
I work both in stoneware and porcelain and fired in an electric kiln to approximately 2300°f.
Born Prague, Czech Republic – first 20 years culminating in History of Art at Charles University.
Next two decades Paris, France and London, England. Pottery training at Camden Art Center and Stanhope Institute in London.
Emigration to Canada 1970.
Studio and Avanti gallery/shop in Stratford, Ontario, 1971 and in Bayfield, On. 1989 – 2002.
Moved to Toronto 2001– new studio established
Work shown in over 50 exhibitions. Many workshops on various aspects of ceramics.
Ontario Potters Association (now FUSION) – Founding Board member since 1975
Stratford Potters' Guild – Founder and member 1972- 1982
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery – Founder and member since 1982
Waterloo Potters' Workshop – Member 1971- 1980
Craft Ontario – Member 1980- 2011
Toronto Potters – Member since -2001