Emma Canning

 Emma once saw a picture of Bernard Leach smoking in his studio. (Bad Idea) Imitating with dirt-stache and wannabe comb-over she tries to channel his folk potter sensibilities. He would not approve.

Emma once saw a picture of Bernard Leach smoking in his studio. (Bad Idea) Imitating with dirt-stache and wannabe comb-over she tries to channel his folk potter sensibilities. He would not approve.

 
 

a.k.a dirt spindle.

I am a potter based in East Vancouver.

I currently attend Emily Carr University of Art & Design where I am pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in ceramic sculpture & glaze chemistry. 

I also am the founder & technician of a small ceramics studio called "the dirt bunker" out of a tiny basement, which provides affordable ceramics studio space for artists exploring ceramics. It is a dirt dumpster & we love it! 

I also teach pottery & work as a studio assistant to a variety of different kinds of artists.

Besides this way of life as a workaholic artist (too busy! slow the heck down) I have an overwhelming passion for goats, cabbage & potatoes. 

I dream of having a slower life with goats, a dog & wheel-throwing in a barn & opening up another communal ceramics space, so if you're here, you all are helping this little dirt weirdo achieve this simple life someday.