Blackbird Pottery is owned and operated by yours truly, April Gates. My clay journey began with a leap of faith... After years of masterful wandering & various studies, I was summoned North to stick my hands in clay. Seduced at first touch ~ both medium and place fit like a glove. With a background in image-making and a concern for function, Blackbird Pottery was born! I'm largely influenced by landscape, all things vintage, nostalgia, and prose. I am a proud member of Make & Do, a Canadian Collective dedicated to raising the profile of Canadian Ceramics across the country and beyond. My Studio Showroom is just minutes from the village of Haliburton where I enjoy hosting classes, workshops & events, talking pots, rural life, and craft. Brick by brick, Blackbird Pottery continues to grow, evolve and move forward in an amazing pocket of Canada! I'm grateful for the inspiration that surrounds us and the ever-expanding ceramics community.