Patterns and Designs with Maureen Marcotte Saturday October 28 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maureen Marcotte is among the most talented and renowned potters in the Ottawa region. She has been working as a studio potter for over 40 years. Maureen and her partner/husband David McKenzie make a formidable potting team. Together they run a gallery attached to their studio in the artistic community of Wakefield Quebec. Maureen has also been a participant of the prestigious 260 Fingers show in Ottawa since it first began.
Using porcelain clay fired to cone 10 in electric kilns, she creates functional decorative pottery that is either wheel thrown, slab built or slip cast. To maintain excitement & passion, over a long career, she is constantly thinking ahead to new work, experimenting with various ideas and techniques. The result has been a steady evolution of her work, a refined and nuanced intensity in surface decoration. She has consistently been inspired by textiles and fibre techniques- Persian carpets, Fair Isle knitting patterns, batiks from around the world. Throughout the majority of her career, she has used wax resist and underglaze colours to apply layered patterns to her forms.