Shannon is an avid explorer of creative mediums, but favours clay for its equal allowance of planning and improvisation. She primarily creates simple functional wares, but also enjoys challenging herself with new forms and techniques. Most recently, she’s been exploring more decorative work with nerikomi and double-walled vessels. Her practice is built on developing a relationship with her materials, and carefully considers the senses we use when we interact with objects. In all of her work, she aims to create pieces that will be held, used often, and enjoyed.
Shannon began making pottery with the encouragement of her high school art teacher, and currently produces her work out of a community recreation center. She is extremely grateful for community arts spaces, which help make equipment-heavy pursuits more accessible, and for encouraging mentors, who teach us the value of creative expression and taking chances.