1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre, ON N0E 2A0, CA
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Handmade Porcelain Celebrating the Art of Fine Craft

About Us

Melissa Schooley, artist, potter

 

As a kid growing up on an apple orchard in Southern Ontario, mom's homemade play dough was my favorite  thing to play with. I loved the stuff! My poor mother sacrificed her dining room table for years so that I had somewhere to create. I was always a pretty creative kid and enjoyed art classes in school. 


Until high school, that is. 


In high school we were given the opportunity to take either art or music. I chose music. Not because I didn't want to take art, but rather because I was horrible at drawing and couldn't paint to save my life. For some reason, I had always just assumed that art class in high school was all about painting and drawing so I avoided it like the plague. I suffered all through high school taking music classes and focusing on science,  all the while wishing I could take pottery classes.


 Once graduation rolled around, I was off to university to pursue sciences, but pottery was always a lingering thought. 


I didn't last long in science. I was horribly unhappy and knew that something had to change. I made the switch to social sciences for all of one semester but there was still something missing. I decided that if I was going to be happy, I needed to go to school for something I had always wanted to do. 


Pottery. 


Much to the horror of my parents, I dropped out, moved back home and put together a portfolio to apply to art school. Within 6 months I was on my way to Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, where I completed a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Degree in 2002.  


I have never looked back. 

I have been a full time potter since 2005 and am currently working in functional porcelain. I have absolutely no regrets about the path I have chosen - though really, it feels more like the path chose me. 

Upcoming Events

Hamilton Potters' Guild Spring Sale

May 4, 5, 6 2018

Dundas Lions Community Centre

10 Market St S

Dundas, Ontario


Guelph Potters Market

May 26-17, 2018

 Royal City Park

119 Gordon St 

Guelph, Ontario

Norfolk Lavender Festival

July 7-8, 2018

Apple Hill Lavender

1795 Windham Road 11

Widham Centre, Ontario

Norfolk Studio Tour

September 22-23, 2018

Raging Bowl Pottery

1795 Windham Road 11

Windham Centre, Ontario

Hamilton Potters' Guild Fall Sale

November 2,3,4, 2018

Dundas Lions Community Centre

10 Market Street S

Dundas, Ontario

Christmas Open House 2018

November 17-18,2018

Apple Hill Lavender

1795 Windham Road 11

Windham Centre, Ontario

Where To Buy

Ardith One

 33ll Yonge Street,

Toronto, Ontario

M4N 2L9

416-487-7766

Second Bloom Deisgn

4218 Catherine St
Dorchester, Ontario

N0L 1G0
519-202-0189
                        

The Snow Goose

83 Sparks Street Mall

Ottawa, Ontario

K1P 5A5

 613-232-2213


Iowa Artisans Gallery

 207 E Washington St

Iowa City, IA

52240, USA 

319-351-8686 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Raging Bowl Pottery

1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre, ON N0E 2A0, CA

(519) 909-9204

Hours

We are currently open by appointment only. Regular hours resume May 2, 2018

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