Artist-in-Residence 2018 – Shauna MacLeod

Refuge Canada explored the themes of life before, fear, displacement, refuge and life in Canada so we wanted the residency inspired by it to create something for refugees. Over the course of her residency studio potter Shauna MacLeod created 300 serving bowls formed with Nova Scotia red earthenware clay. Her bowls, literally, a piece of their new land, were given to newcomer refugees by ISANS upon their arrival in HRM.

Woman in purple tee shirt sits in a workshop, throwing ceramic clay on a pottery wheel.
Studio Potter and Artist-in-Residence 2018 Shauna MacLeod
Woman in black tee shirt works on molding another piece of pottery on the wheel.
Side view showing woman forming clay pottery on a wheel.
Several clay bowls overturned to show their bases.
Glass display case with pottery bowls inside and a banner stands next to it with an image of the artist who created the bowls.
Two women stand holding a ceramic bowl between them.
Overhead view of several newly made pottery bowls sit side by side, all beautifully glazed in green.
Finished pottery bowl beautifully glazed with green colouring and the image of a tree in brown.