Since starting the PotteryWorks program, Darlene has developed from a shy and unsure woman to the confident artist we see today.Darlene hand builds and throws clay on the wheel. She has created beautiful pieces depicting her Native heritage from the Chilcotin Nation as well as exploring other native designs.


Donna is a vivacious member of the PotteryWorks Studio. She is positive and energetic and is a joy to experience. Donna is a focused and passionate potter.




Barb is a very enthusiastic member of her art class. She really enjoys being able to express herself, both with her pottery and her painting. She takes lessons on the wheel and sponge paints her pots. Recently, Barb joined the jewellery group in making and painting beads.


Linda was the first PotteryWorks artist and anyone who knows her, knows her love of beads, making jewellery, and clay fish. She spends many hours making beads of every shape and color.
Linda's energy and enthusiasm shine in the art she makes with the help of her staff.




Jay has recieved support from CLS for many years.   Jay has also attended Pottery Works for several years and has learned to throw pots and paint.  He is well known for his wildlife-inspired pottery that he shows at craft fairs.

Krissy joined Pottery Works about 8 month ago when she began hand making beads for her line of jewelry. Along with jewelry she loves painting pottery with her favourite flower (the tulip) which has now become her signature design. Krissy's hand made necklaces starting selling almost as soon as she got them out into the world. Not only does making and showing her art make her feel good, but the sales she makes allows her to do one of her other favourite activities; going out for a nice meal now and then. Krissy's biggest supporters are Marcela Hererra, Nicki Roberts and her mother. 

Stacey joined Community Living Society in 1995 and lives in City Club. She enjoys pottery. She also paints and makes cards for all occasions. She loves to do all kinds of crafts. She is very creative.

One day when set up for art class was taking too long, Kathy said that if she didn't get to paint soon, she would cry. Kathy was born to paint and she is a most prolific artist. She produces a steady stream of paintings, cards and pottery. She paints hand thrown bowls, that are given to her, with festoons of flowers. They are always popular at our shows.

My name is Shannon Gregoire, and I was born in Maple Ridge, BC, but currently reside in Burnaby. I started making art as a teenager, and even after I acquired a brain injury in my later years, I kept on creating. I want people to know that I am the mother of three beautiful children . I like to do all sorts of arts and crafts, colour, listen to music, make and paint pottery and go swimming.  I love to make art, especially jewellry because  it’s relaxing and it helps me focus. My vocational support staff encourage me with my work and help me to network with other artists. I want to show my art to other people.



Donald has always had an artistic flair and has many creative talents.  Donald is very involved in his community and regularly attends art galleries for inspiration. In his down time he enjoys literature (especially National Geographic). Donald expresses his talents using many different mediums. As one can see, he has a knack for being able to remember all the capital cities of the world, and has his own signature style of painting their names all over his pottery pieces.



A man of many creative talents; Mark excels with his pottery,  and landscape paintings. Mark is a big part of all the art shows that PotteryWorks participates in and shows pride when talking about his work. He has sold many of his pieces to both the public and to private collectors.

Check out Mark's paintings on our other website!


“Pottery Works has given me the opportunity to share my native art with people.  It’s something I feel very passionate about. I’m trying to carry on my family legacy through my art.  I hope everyone enjoys it as much as my family and I do.”

Check out Ryley's paintings on our other website!




Dan has a natural ability and a passion for art. A very hard worker, Dan is constantly learning new skills and is very proud and happy to show them off. Dan is a very friendly and social person. He loves to paint subjects such as landscapes, fruits and flowers. He also throws his own pottery on the wheel. Dan is a multi-talented individual, and most importantly a very loyal friend.

Check out Dan's paintings on our other website!


"Being creative gives me so much enjoyment and I feel more confident about myself because I have the opportunities to see I am good at it. When I'm making art, I'm in a different place." Sheri-Lynn is the PotteryWorks Teaching Assistant, teaching the other artists different skill sets. She is a fearless artist herself, always willing to experiment. Her growing confidence can be seen by all.

Check out Sheri's photography on our other website!

Rob is a loyal, honest and friendly individual that would stand up for his peers and staff if something is not right in his eyes. Rob is a fabulous painter and potter. He is very proud of his work and he takes it seriously. Rob works with pastels in a range of vibrant colours. His paintings are filled with layers of depth and emotion.

Check our Rob's pastel work on our other website!

Tom is a man with huge spirit. Tom fills a room and approaches life with passion. He brings his passion to PotteryWorks and a focus that any artist would envy. No one is more proud of their work or more skilled at self promotion and sales then Tom. Once, when Ted Wiens of Royal Bank was visiting the studio, Tom showed him a mask he had made. When Mr. Wiens responded favorably, Tom signed "Give me money". Mr Wiens did give money to buy a new kiln and Tom happily accepted the cheque from him.

Check our Tom's paintings on our other website!

James is a man of few words but multiple talents. He is a painter and potter with his own unique sense of form and colour. In the studio, crammed with the works of many individuals, James' work stands out. He is a man with the soul of an artist, and his accomplishments continue to delight us all.

Check out James' paintings on our other website!

While in the studio, Linda enjoys both painting and creating pottery on the wheel. Linda excels when using her palette knives and acrylic paints, resulting in incredibly colorful and expressive pieces. Linda is a very friendly, gentle person with an incredible work ethic. She'll make sure to never forget your name.

Check out Linda's paintings on our other website!



Since starting the PotteryWorks program, Sangeeta has shown exceptional talent.  Trying her hand with pottery at first, Sangeeta later fell in love with and joined the painting program. This is where Sangeeta's true talent emerged.  The flower-inspired paintings she creates, serve as great examples of the pointillism technique.

Check out Sangeeta's paintings on our other website!




Rochelle attends the PotteryWorks program, and works in the studio's shop each once a week. She is a Special Olympics Athlete and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Rochelle is a passionate potter who loves throwing on the wheel, and is meticulous about painting her pieces afterwards.