The Artists

Samphire, Sid

Samphire, Sid

Sid initially studied painting and drawing at art school in England. He and his wife Adele, came to Canada in 1965 and in 1972 Sid built a small pottery studio in his garden in response to his wife’s growing interest in working with clay. They also built a gas kiln under the guidance of the late Stan Clarke. With such facilities at hand it was impossible for Sid to resist playing with clay and to slowly learn how to make objects from it.

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Sid’s interests are more expressive and sculptural than functional. Structure and surface are important considerations as well as space and form. He generally uses slab and coil techniques to make his pieces. They are glaze fired to cone 6.

Since retiring from teaching in 1998 Sid has had more time to pursue his artistic expression.