Clayzone Ceramics Gallery is a place for all ages and abilities to learn about clay in a supportive and inspiring environment. It is a place to experience the wonderful techniques of hand building and the mesmerizing feel of throwing on the wheel. We welcome you to bring your ideas so we can help you create them. Clay is a transformative art. Whether it is a one time class or ongoing classes, we are here to support your clay experience. Come try a class and feel the experience.
In the Gallery we feature a wide selection of pottery and clay art by local potters. You are sure to be inspired by their creativity, and many pieces are available for purchase. Please check out our News & Events page for upcoming exhibitions of new works by our potters, or subscribe to get the latest news in your inbox.
About Aline Beth Marshall
I am the owner and principal ceramics instructor at Clayzone Ceramics Gallery. I have taught pottery to children and adults since 2006.
My art education started in the seventies when I was fortunate to meet and study with artist/painter Leroy Jensen. His deep and extensive knowledge of drawing and painting from a European perspective gave me a solid foundation in art. As his student, I experienced a wonderfully strong and vibrant sense of art and its importance and relevance in our lives and culture. In the eighties, I extended my art studies into stone carving, bronze and pottery at Capilano College under another fine local artist, sculptor David Marshall. I have continued to work in stone and clay creating figurative sculptures and hand built pottery for exhibition and sale.
In 2005, I opened Heaventree Gallery to showcase and support local artists both emerging and established. The gallery gave events like The Muse with artist Bernadine Fox that presented painters, photographers, writers, poets and musicians, and worked with photographer Jacqueline Feldman of Entertainment Media Arts to give tile mosaic workshops to children from the neighbourhood. In 2010, Heaventree Gallery became the Clayzone Ceramics Gallery, and I have continued to be involved with community projects.