We’re so excited to welcome back BC-based ceramicist, Kalika Bowlby of Kalika Bowlby Pottery! She produces finely, handcrafted tableware made for the modern home. Catch her at the Bison from December 7 to 9, follow them on Instagram (@kalikabowlby) and read on to discover what inspires her to create!
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
Kalika Bowlby: I never tire of seeing an idea become manifest. The process of realizing something that once only existed in my imagination is so exciting!
RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
KB: I’ve got some new two-tone mugs that I’m really excited about!
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
KB: I like to make things with a focus on timelessness. I hope the objects I make can be enjoyed just as much years from now as they are today.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
KB: A couple ceramic artists I really admire are Giselle Hicks and Mike Helke. Their work feels like some of the most modern in the ceramic world right now. I’m loving it! I’ve also been enjoying the colour and composition play of UK-based painter Anna Mac. It feels so fun and vibrant.
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
KB: Pie! I always make a couple of pies and decorate them elaborately for Christmas dinner.