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Sylvia Ohrn

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Sylvia Ohrn

Ceramics artist
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Sylvia Ohrn was born in Vancouver in 1948 and started pottery-making in the mid-70's, taking classes at the Tansar School of Pottery. Since then, she has learned her craft from workshops, short courses and especially from making pots for many years.

Sylvia set up her own studio in 1977 - working with brown, speckled, high-fired stoneware. By the mid-80's, she wanted more colors in her work so she began using white clay bodies and an electric kiln to get bright, clear colors.

I am interested in the changes that can occur with the interplay of form, function and surface design. Playing with these elements is what I find interesting and challenging.