First Name
Erma
Last Name
Wesanko
Address
33373 Highway 17
City
Deep River
Prov
ON
Country
Canada
Postal
K0J 1P0
Phone
613-584-4483
Sub-category
Basketry and Pottery
Artisan Profile

In her Riverfront Studio by the Ottawa River, Erma produces handmade functional pottery and both traditional and contemporary baskets. When combining basket making and pottery the result is a unique creation for your home.

Erma is a retired teacher and Speech Pathologist. Although she has always had a keen interest in the arts, she began working with clay seriously after retirement. Her skills were developed with the help of the members of the local Potters Guild, participating in workshops and attending courses at Canadore College. She enjoys working with porcelain stoneware and high fired glazes. Basket making followed while wintering in Florida where she took courses in Shaker style baskets. Materials used are rattan and reed, both natural and hand dyed, cane and oak or hand made porcelain handles. Some baskets are given a protective coating using oil or water based stains.

Galleries & Shops

Valley Artisans’ Co-op – Deep River Ontario
www.valleyartisans.com