The school year has ended, and many of our pottery students from Stz’uminus First Nation finished some exciting pieces. Chief among them this past term are Vic’s design for stoneware vessels in the shape of traditional war canoes. Some of our students actually had some pieces at a show at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery–an exhibit of student art that the wonderful curator there, Kathy Holmes, organizes annually.
We are going to finish some of the other pieces with simple stoneware glazes despite their lack of carving, and these will be made available to our students throughout the summer. A few have even asked if they could come and do some more work on their own time. It’s wonderful to know they’re inspired, and with them living so close, it’s not that hard fro them to come by either.
We’re wishing all of the staff and students a wonderful happy and relaxing or productive (for those with part-time work) summer.
As always, we’re truly honored to be called “members of Stz’uminus First Nation community” and take great pride in participating in some of the cultural events here.