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Marcelina grew up in Colombia and moved to Canada in 1999 to go to university, where she developed a keen interest in food issues. At the same time, her passion for clay was taking shape. Pottery seemed like a logical way to bring her interest in food and food issues to the table. So, after finishing a degree in science at Trent University, she decided to pursue pottery more seriously. In 2007 she completed a Ceramic Certificate at The Halliburton School of the Arts, and then she studied some more ceramics at Sheridan College.

She is now a full-time ceramics maker in her timber frame studio, on her farm in rural Ontario – near Owen Sound. She has a wood-fired soda kiln (named Pedro). The outer surface of her work is entirely the result of this firing process. And is a perfect compliment to her aesthetic aspiration of creating simple, functional objects. Objects that slip quietly into the dynamics of home-life.

 

Contact Information:

R.R.#1
Chatsworth, ON
N0H 1G0
(519) 794-0049
[email protected]
www.marcelinasalazar.com