SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
SunsPots Pottery
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SunsPots Pottery
Address

182464 Conc. 12

Ayton
Ontario

N0G 1C0

SUNSPOTS Pottery Studio consists of two potters, Ruth Swanson and Bill Mason. Their work is functional, of quiet, clean, contemporary form with subtle glaze tones in blues, greens, and earthtones.

 

Their pots are excellent performers. As lovely as they are to look at, they don’t want to be wallflowers, but prefer to be in use. They will stand the test of time in design and durability and provide a connection between maker and user.

 

“It is when I am told, ‘yours is my favorite mug,…..or teapot,……or bowl’ or ‘I use my dishes every day” that I feel I have succeeded,” says Ruth.

 

Dinnerware sets are available by special order. You may choose number and size and type of plates and bowls, shape and size of mugs, number of place settings in any glaze combination, as well as accessories to match. Three to four months lead time is required for these orders.

 

The studio was established in 1974. Ruth has a BA in art studio from the University of Iowa. Bill studied architecture at the University of Waterloo. They have exhibited in well-known shows and galleries throughout Ontario. Ruth has had pieces accepted in juried shows by Fusion and Insights over the years.

 

Their work is of stoneware clay, fired to cone 10 (2350 degrees Fahrenheit) in a large oil-fired kiln in a reduction atmosphere. The high temperature ensures durability; the reduction atmosphere produces subtle variations in colour. The kiln itself is housed in a unique dome structure designed and built by Bill. All the ware is intended for daily use, and is safe in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

 

Sunspots Pottery is located in the country, 2 hours north west of Toronto, about 15 minutes’ drive north of Mount Forest. Take Hwy. 6 north for approx. 10km, turn left on Normanby Con. 12, go 3km west. There is a small white sign “SUNSPOTS”, E#182464. There is a showroom at the studio, open by chance or appointment. Please call ahead.

 

Photography by Stephen Mason

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