We’re excited to introduce you to Edmonton Alberta pottery artist Robin Garreck Kendall. Check out our interview with Robin and see more of her pottery below.
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When did you open your Etsy shop?
What inspired you to start your business?
I fell in love with pottery and ceramics – it’s truly my favourite way to pass the time. Of course, the process of building and creating functional art creates an abundance of pottery, and I only have so much room to store it! I needed to make room for more creations, so I started selling my pottery online. I generally keep to online sales through the year, though I do try to do a couple of markets a year. I work full time in Communications, though, so my pottery sometimes has to take a back seat to “corporate living”.
How would you describe your business?
I am mostly a wheel potter, meaning I form my pots using a pottery wheel rather than hand-building. I generally prefer to make functional pottery – art simply existing as art is wonderful, but one of my favourite things about pottery is how useful and functional it is. I think art, in all forms, should be accessible to everyone, so it’s important to me to know that not only is my art a part of clients’ homes, but it’s a piece they can use and admire rather than putting it on a pedestal. I feel like holding it in your hand, filling it with food and water or plants, or keepsakes – all of this allows you to really connect to the art on a deeper level. I really put pieces of myself in each piece, so being able to give that part of myself to others is a strong feeling.
What’s your bestselling product?
Why do you think it’s so popular?
We hope you enjoyed learning more about Edmonton-based pottery artist, Robin from RK Creative Nest.