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Juanita Short - Potter

Juanita is a self-taught potter, born and raised in Central NL but has a family connection to Trinity. She has traced her "Short" roots back to Old & New Bonaventure to at least the mid-1800's. Her Grandfather Short was born in British Harbour.
After completing her Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree (Architecture) in 1986; she took her first pottery course in Dartmouth NS. Many years later in 2011; after working, getting married and raising a daughter, she took another beginner pottery course with the Fort McMurray Pottery Guild. From there, she immersed herself in ceramics at the Guilds' studio and "got lost in clay". In 2013, she moved back home to Glovertown & built her own studio. There, she continues to explore and incorporate her "less is more" design philosophy making functional and decorative stoneware pottery.
"Working with clay transports me to a serene meditative place. A harmonious merging of art, science & technology; ceramics allows me to incorporate my prior architectural design career. I create wheel thrown and hand built functional and decorative stoneware pottery for everyday use & enjoyment.
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