pamela stevenson

pamela stevenson


Born in Honolulu Hawaii, USA, Pamela Nagley Stevenson pursued ceramic studies at Punahou Academy, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and University of Hawaii, as well as University of Victoria and The Banff Center for the Arts in Canada.

She established her studio pottery in the Slocan Valley of the West Kootenay Region in 1976, and taught clay and ceramic history courses in Nelson at Kootenay School of the Arts, Selkirk College, from 1993 to 2012.

Her passion for world ceramic history has expanded through travel research in Chile, Greece, India, UK, Iceland and the USA, as well as through teaching experience and decades of studio practice.

artist statement

Spiraling from diverse roots of ancient cultures and mythologies, my functional and ceremonial vessels reference archetypes of libation and devotion.

I choose to wood-fire as a fire rite of transformation. The commitment to this traditional process greatly enhances the innate character and expressive spirit of each individual piece.

Designed to serve as a companion in the enhancement of daily life rituals, every vessel is inscribed with a title which reflects the intention of the maker.