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Lisa Barry and Matt Mihlik - Homestead Pottery


Lisa and Matt met while both studying ceramics at Sheridan Collegeʼs School of Craft and Design in 1999. While at Sheridan they focused on Design, Form and Function with an attention to the firing process. After Sheridan Lisa and Matt decided head west and attend The Alberta College of Art and Design to receive their BFA degrees in ceramics. It was here where, Lisa spent a great deal of study on ornamentation and introspection into her work. Matt spent a large amount of study working with firing his work in a variety of wood fired kilns. ! Upon graduating Lisa and Matt moved to Haliburton and renovated Lisaʼs Grandfathers carpentry studio on an old family homestead and built a wood kiln of their own. In a short amount of time they both became immersed in the local arts community by becoming part of The Haliburton County Studio tour and becoming founding members of the Maple Lake Artisans Collective, also known as The Art Hive. Lisa is also member of the Arts council, an educator at The Haliburton School of the Arts. Lisa has also been actively educating workshops, lessons and series at the local schools through the Artist in the Classroom program. Through this experience she has been sought after to teach in surrounding areas in and outside of the classroom.
Currently, Lisa and Matt live in a new home built in the craftsmen tradition with their son and 2 dogs. Lisa and Matt currently exhibits their work in their studio and several art shows. Both Lisa and Matt are dedicated to making objects that perform and enrich peopleʼs daily rituals.

1043 Cameron Lane
Directions: Hwy. 118 to Stanhope Airport Rd. Left on Barry Line, Right on Cameron Lane. #1043

Studio open year round by chance or appointment.

e-mail: saltypotter@hotmail.com