John Borrowman

 

Melon Bowl on Tripod

10" diameter

Turquoise Melon Bowl

11" diameter

Crackle Blue Melon Bowl

11" diameter

Winged Vase, Crackle

20" tall

Blue Crackle Vessel

12" tall

Blue Crackle Vessel

10" tall

Segmented Vase, Brown Crackle

15" tall

Segmented Vase, Brown Crackle

detail

 
Pink Crystal Vase

10" tall

Crystal Vase, Katie's Blue

8" tall

Crystal Vase, Katie's Blue

detail

 
 
  Two Teapots Three teapots Cobalt Blue Teapot
 
Teal Cups & Saucers Brown/Turquoise Cups & Saucers Pink/Turquoise Teapot  

 

  Zonas Sink Kokopelli Sink Shell Sink
   
  Martin Sink & Tiles Martin Sink

 detail

 

 

John was a full-time studio potter from 1974 through to 1997, when he began what he expected to be a short hiatus from the studio in order to focus on developing the Quest Gallery of Canadian Craftsmanship in Banff, Alberta, which he owned and operated for many years, and  The Avens Gallery in Canmore, Alberta which he sold in 2010. John is now back in the pottery studio on an occasional basis, as he splits his time between making pots and serving as mayor for the Town of Canmore.

His original training with clay took place in Ontario from 1971 - 1974, when he apprenticed with Diane Creber and Ken Cumberland at Wilton Pottery; and studied under Robin Hopper, Roman Bartkiw, and Roger Kerslake at Georgian College.

John relocated to Alberta in 1975 with his wife Lynn, where he shared workspace with Tony Bloom at Stonecrop Studios for many years. He opened Notch Hill Pottery in the interior of British Columbia in 1980, which he & Lynn operated for several years prior to returning to Canmore in 1985.

John worked out of Stonecrop again until 1991, when he opened his own pottery in Canmore - 'of Cabbages & Kings'. John's daughter Katie, who has been making her living as a production potter since 2005, now runs the studio. Together, she and John work on several studio lines, but John's time in the pottery is limited by his municipal involvement.

John looks forward to being back in the studio fulltime when he retires from political life.

 

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