By Erica Hills
Ottawa based teacher Erica Hills has been working with clay off and on for the past five years. What started as a last-minute birthday gift has become an important creative outlet for Erica, helping her to cope with many professional and personal challenges. Erica’s style changes by the minute as she tends to make whatever strikes her fancy on any given day! In an effort to avoid having to decorate her own pieces, Erica has recently begun collaborating with friend and visual artist Chantal Dupuis. Chantal is an award-winning painter whose beautiful drawings can be found on some of Erica’s pieces. This collaboration has allowed both women to further explore their own interests while learning together and from each other.