"Valerie Metcalfe Valerie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1974 with an honours degree in Fine Arts. In 1978 she helped found the Stoneware Gallery and the Stoneware Studio. Valerie’s specialty is refined, wheel thrown porcelain. Her pieces have been exhibited and sold across Canada and the United States and are held in public and private collections around the world. Images of her work can be found in numerous ceramic publications. In 1994 she was elected into The Royal Canadian Academy of Art and she is currently profiled in “Who’s Who in Canada”. Over the years she’s enjoyed sharing her knowledge with, and having the company of, hundreds of students in classes and at workshops."