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Leanne D., Professional Potter + Owner

Leanne D.

Professional Potter + Owner

Calgary, AB

With over 11 years dedicated to the art, Leanne D., Professional Potter + Owner of KerAMiik is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to develop her skills.

 Where did the inspiration for your business stem from?

Since I was a little girl, I have always been fascinated by handmade ceramics; creating something useful and beautiful from raw materials easily sourced. Although I never had the opportunity to get my hands dirty in my youth, I was always inspired by anyone that did. It wasn’t until I inherited an old kick wheel from my grandmother that I was able to begin learning my craft. I believe it was a natural progression that I would eventually find myself making for a living. My company name KerAMikk is Norwegian for ceramics and the AM represents both my children’s initials and I AM. I am what I am or I create what I create.

What is the best part of what you do and why?

There are so many things I love about what I do that the list would be endless. If I had to choose just one, it would be the ability to create everyday objects that have the potential to bring people happiness or joy. The people I have the pleasure of meeting and the ability to connect with others on a deeper level. This is what brings me the most satisfaction and constantly reminds me that I am on the right path, for now anyway.

What advice would I give my younger self?

Don’t let fear get in the way of anything! Trust yourself and never settle for anything less than you deserve. Each one of us is divine, hold on to that – it’s a gift. What was the most memorable gift you ever received? It is a rock from the rubbing beach in Robson Bight. Look it up.