ABOUT JODIE HAMES & CLAYWORKS POTTERY
Jodie Hames graduated with a Fine Art degree from Georgian College, Ontario. She had plans for oil painting but those plans quickly evolved into working with clay. For 4 years she worked with potter, Barb Jackson of Toad Hill Pottery.
Clay became a medium to include Jodie’s passion for paint, while adding sculpture and carving to her artistic practice. Clay is a medium that requires good technique and patience, yet it offers an element of serendipity due to the all the steps and time involved for each piece. Jodie takes special care while building works, sculpting and carving, with glazes, decoration and other embellishments.
Clayworks Pottery grew from the rugged shores of Georgian Bay in Jodie’s home town of Parry Sound. The local landscape, the natural world, gardening and small town country living are an influence on her work. The jack pine trees of Georgian Bay, dragonflies, sunflowers and textiles are popular motifs that can be seen on many different types of Jodie’s pottery. She creates functional items such as mugs, bowls, platters, jewellery, buttons, and garden fountains. Non- functional pieces include whimsical sculptural creatures, wall hangings, garden and Christmas ornaments. Jodie’s signature style is recognizable in form, texture and her rustic tone colour palette.
In 2012 Jodie and her family moved to the Kawartha Lakes and settled in the rolling hills of Bethany. Her new chosen area and the people have started to inspire and influence new work. The studio was created with the goal of making a welcoming place for visitors with a small gallery inside and out, along with a workspace.
112 Weston Road, Bethany ON
May - October
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sundays & Mondays - By chance or by appointment.
November - April
Watch for special events, especially around holidays. By chance or by appointment.
CLAYWORKS POTTERY IS ON THE ARTS & HERITAGE TRAIL.