Today's artists are brought to you from good old Saskatchewan! Zack and Adrienne (together known as Smiling Cow Studio) have set up studio in Maple Creek and though our province is small I have yet to meet them in person, just online, but someday...someday...hopefully soon!
The above tumblers are Zack's and below is a tea set by Adrienne.
In their words: "We make tableware and other functional pots from porcelain and stoneware. Adrienne focuses on traditional forms, and Zach focuses on contemporary forms. The clay we use comes from the Cypress Hills, which is about a two hour drive from the town of Maple Creek. Some of this we process ourselves, and the rest is processed by Plainsman Clay in Medicine Hat."
I think there is a really interesting dynamic between their styles, they work really well together but are nicely unique to each maker. Check out their blog and website for more info, oh and don't forget their shop too!