Gailan Ngan Ceramics
I was immediately attracted to the works of Vancouver ceramist Gailan Ngan because of their natural pallette and wobbled forms. A graduate from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2002, Gailan uses a rare Yukon clay for her ceramics and glazes made from volcanic ash from the Okanagan (the interior of Canada's British Columbia). This combination gives her pots their distinctive tones and textures.
I am particularity fond of her stone matte-white, black, and mottled green glazes. She continues to experiment with glazes created from local materials she, herself has collected, including local rocks, clays and ashes.
Her studio is located at 898 East Georgia Street (at Campbell Ave.), Vancouver, BC V6A 2A5, (604)-253-6005, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (photos from gailanngan.com).