Pottery Studio: 1972 to 2016

 Full-time studio potter specializing in functional porcelain, crystalline glazes and one-of-a-kind pieces. Operated Wilton Pottery, situated in an old schoolhouse in the village of Wilton, Ontario. Worked with and married to studio potter and painter, Tim De Rose.

Pottery Awards:

 2011 – Nominated for the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine craft (The Governor General Award)

2008 – Canada Council Travel Grant

2005 – Canada Council Travel Grant

2005 – Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2002 – Award to Wilton Pottery/Business Enhancement. County of Lennox & Addington

1996 – Third Prize together with Drs Sayer and Devlin, Queens University, National Ceramographic Competition, Canadian Ceramic Society

 1990 – Research Grant, Ontario Arts Council

1988 – Gold Medal, Canada Celebration Medal, Community Recognition

1984 – Material Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

1984 – Ruth Gowdy McKinley Award. Best Functional Pottery. Ontario Potters Association

1983 – Award for Excellence, Provincial Juried Exhibition, Ontario Crafts Council

1978 – First Prize Pottery. Juried Show. Ontario Crafts Council

1976 – Frist Prize Pottery. ‘Hand to Hand Show. Kingston Olympic Events Committee

1975 – Best Functional Pottery. Canadian Guild of Crafts

1974 – First Prize for Excellence. Canadian Guild of Crafts

1974 – First Prize Ceramics. Toronto City Hall Outdoor Art Show

 Solo Exhibitions:

 2014 – Page & Strange Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2010 – Crystalline Glazes, Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario

1998 – Crystalline Glazes. Talk/Book Launch. Allen Macpherson House, Napanee, Ontario

1995 – Fire and Ice. Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

1986 – Cornerstone Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

1984 –The Pottery Shop, Ontario Potters Association. Toronto, Ontario

1981 – Off the Wall, Wilton Gallery, Odessa, Ontario

1978 – Algonquin Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1976 – Gallery of Fine Canadian Craft. Kingston, Ontario

1974 – Knowles Gallery, Bath, Ontario

Invitational and Competitive:

 2012 – Jonathon Snell Gallery, London, Ontario

2011 – Juror for ‘Frozen in Fire’ Dunedin Fine Arts Gallery, Florida, USA

2009 – Duhullu Gallery, The Netherlands

2009 – Furstenberg Museum, Fustenberg, Germany

2008 – The Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario

2008 – Invitational Juried Show, Virginia, USA

2008 – Porcelain Museum, Selb, Germany

2008 – Villeroy & Boch Museum, Mettlach, Germany

2007 – Canadian Clay Symposium, Burnaby, B.C. Exhibitor and Lecturer

2007 – Krystolos, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, USA

2006 – St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

2005 – Guest Speaker and Exhibitor. Vallauris, France

2000 – Fusion. Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Travel Show

1995 – Invitational. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England

1987 – Two Person Show. Wilton Gallery, Odessa, Ontario

1986 – Fireworks. Ontario Potters Association. Toronto, Ontario

1984 – Perfect Setting. National Competition, Dinnerware for Rideau Hall, Ottawa

 Publication and Articles Written Pertaining to Pottery:

 2010 – “The New World of Crystalline Glazes”. (Article/Photos). Ceramic Monthly Magazine. USA. September Issue.

          – “Bill Boyd” (Article/Photos). Ceramic Review. London, England. November/December

         – “Krystallos 2007”, Catalog Introduction

         – “Peter Powning” (Articles/Photos) Studio Magazine. Spring/Summer

2006 – “Crystalline Glaze Workshops 2005-2006” (Article/Photos). Clay Times. Nov/Dec

2005 –  Book: Crystalline Glazes, revised second edition. London. UK: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pennsylvania, USA: University of Pennsylvania Press; Australia: Craftsman House  

2004 – “Karen Bach and Tim Isaac” (Article/ Photos). Ceramic Monthly Magazine. December

2004 – “Harlan House” (Article/ Photos). Ceramic Monthly Magazine. September

1997 – Book: Crystalline Glazes. London, UK: A & C Black; Pennsylvania, USA: University of  Pennsylvania Press; Australia: Craftsman House 

1996 – “Wilton Pottery” (Article/Photos). Ceramic Monthly Magazine. June/July

1994 – “Crystalline Glazes” (Article/ Photos). Ceramic Monthly Magazine. November

1993 – “Esmaltes Cristalinos Sobre Porcelana” (Article in translation/Photos). Ceramica Madrid, Spain: No.39

1990 – “Crystalline Glazes on Porcelain” (Article/Photos). Canadian Ceramic Quarterly. Vol. 59

 Featured in Publications:

 Robin Hopper. The Ceramic Spectrum, (2nd ed.) Iola, Wi, USA: Kraus Publishers, (Photos)

Richard Zakin. Ceramics-Mastering the Craft, Iola, Wi, USA: Kraus Publishers (Article/ Photos)

Key to Toronto. Front cover photo of work

Peter Lane. Studio Ceramics, London, UK: Collins (Photos)

Other Books and Publications:

 2022 –  Don’t Pee under a Tree in Africa; Kingston, Canada: Woodpecker Lane Press.

2019 –  A Long Walk: Walking the Camino de Santiago; Self-published.

2017 –  RR#2: A Humorous Novel; Kingston, Canada: Woodpecker Lane Press.

2005 –  Crystalline Glazes; Revised second edition. London, UK: A & C Black;

             USA: University of Pennsylvania Press; Australia: Craftsman House.

1998 –  Crystalline Glazes; London, UK: A & C Black; USA: University of Pennsylvania Press;  

             Australia: Craftsman House.

 My latest novel, Seeds of Doubt, is awaiting publication.

Audio Visual:

 “Crystal Glazes and Lusters”. The Ontario Clay and Glass Association permanent slide collection

“Women in Clay, Creber, Stubbs, Sydor”. The Ontario Clay and Glass Association permanent slide collection

Take Thirty, (Half hour documentary feature on Wilton Pottery) CBC Television

Canada AM, Interview with Patrick Watson. CBC Television

Wilton Pottery, (Two shows), CKWS Television, Kingston, Ontario

Radio Noon, Interview with Mary Cook. CBC Radio

Television Interview, Cable 13, Kingston, Ontario

 Teaching Positions:

 Summer 1987  Haliburton School of Fine Art, Haliburton, Ontario

1981 – 1983  Art Teacher, Warren Group Home. Working with young offenders. (Part-time)

1976 – 1979  Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. Dept. of Art, McArthur College (Part-time)

1970 – 1972  Art Teacher, Napanee District Secondary School, Napanee, Ontario.

 Workshops Instructed:

 2013 – Crystalline Glaze Workshop, Wilton, Ontario

2010 – Madawaska Potters Guild, Peterborough, Ontario

2009 – Fusion Workshop, Burlington Art Centre

2009 – lecturer, Toronto Potters’ Guild, Gardener’s Museum of Clay and Glass, Toronto, Ontario

2007 – Shadbolt Art Centre, Burnaby, B.C. Presenter

2005 – Richmond Hill Potters Guild

2004 – Kingston Potters Guild

2002 – Toronto Potters Guild

2002 – Kawartha Potters Guild

2001 – Tucker’s Pottery Supplies

1984 – Deep River Potters Guild

1989 – Ottawa Potters Guild

1979 – Georgian College

1978 – Sheridan College School of Design Symposium with potter, Kimpei Nakamura

1978 – Algonquin College

1976 – St Lawrence College

1975 – Quinte Potters Guild

1974 – Burlington Potters Guild

1974 – Muskoka Potters Guild

 Post Secondary School Education:

1967 – 1969 (Honors) Graduate, Sheridan College School of Design

1961 – 1966 (Honors) Graduate, Ontario College of Art

1960 – 1961 Studied Painting, Art Students League of New York, NYC, USA


In June 2016, my husband, Tim De Rose, and I retired and sold Wilton Pottery. We moved to a rural property beside a small lake north of Sydenham, Ontario, where Tim is doing landscape paintings and I write.











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Diane Creber, Cronk Lake Studios, 1052 Gordon Lane, Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0