TARA GILCHRIST LOVE
connects with her natural surroundings to create relaxed pottery in the heart of Dorset, Ontario. She began her full-time commitment to clay when she opened Chetolah Pottery Studio in May of 2007. During the spring, summer and fall months, Tara lives, works, teaches and sells pottery out her restored barn where she lives with her wife Caitlin Hutt. The winter months have been spent travelling, gathering inspiration and creating outside of the Dorset studio. Her love of travel has inspired creative projects in Southern India, Colorado and most recently Guatemala. Her clay work consists mostly of practical stoneware items like bowls, platters, tumblers and mugs but it also includes decorative tiles, lanterns and jewellery. Everything is electric fired in her studio but she also loves getting involved with other firing methods like wood, soda and raku when invitations exist and time allows.