lily ligocki

lily ligocki

tiger lily pottery




Lily is a ceramic artist who fell in love with clay in 2013.  Her work is inspired by the forms and textures of nature, often incorporating imprints of real leaves and objects in the clay.  Lily also has a love for all living creatures, and often features frogs, bugs, snakes, and dragons in her work.

Lily has experimented with various firings, including soda firing, raku firing, horsehair raku, obvara, naked raku and saggar firing, and various techniques, including mocha diffusion, sgraffito, sodium silicate, bubble glazing, stamping, piercing and carving.  She experiments with functional as well as sculptural pottery, but never settles for anything “ordinary”.

Lily is a member of the Burnaby Potter’s Guild and the Craft Council of BC, working out of her home and the beautiful Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

artist statement

I have recently become fascinated with ceramic wall hangings and large sculptural pieces inspired by nature.

 As well as learning from instructors Fredi Rahn and Linda Doherty, I have been influenced by Instagram artists such as Tim Isaac of New Brunswick (IG: @timisaac.ceramicart) and Shane Greco of NC (IG: @shaynegrecoceramics). 

I have been creating and evolving this series of ammonite wall hangings for a couple of years now after taking a sculpture class with Vancouver artist Tanis Saxby, and recently I have been experimenting with self-framed ceramic art, using an innovative technique which I developed myself. 

I am as comfortable wheel throwing as I am hand building.  Whether my work is functional pottery or primarily sculptural, it is decorated with themes and images from nature, and is never “ordinary”.