Stefanie Smith Ceramics
Stefanie is a ceramic artist based in St. John’s, NL, specializing in hand-built and smoke-fired ceramics. She is drawn to the ceramic medium because of the intimacy it allows her in the creative process. When she creates with clay her thoughts are fully focused on the material; what it feels like, how it moves, and where it wants to go, thus she prefers hand-building processes to the pottery wheel.
The patterns and motifs she uses are based on animals from her coastal environment and traditional patterns from Newfoundland culture and history. The images on her work are all embossed into the wet clay using linoleum stamps that she hand carves. As every finished piece is made by hand, each one is perfectly unique