1972 to 2016:

Full-time studio potter specializing in functional porcelain, crystalline glazes and

one-of-a-kind artwork. Operated Wilton Pottery in an old schoolhouse in the

village of Wilton, Ontario. I also write books, articles and short stories.

Working with and married to studio potter and painter, Tim De Rose.


2011 –  Nominated for Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine craft

2008 –  Canada Council Travel Grant

2005 –  Canada Council Travel Grant

2005 –  Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2002 –  Award for Site Enhancement, presented to Wilton Pottery by the County of

             Lennox & Addington Manufacturers and Businesses Association

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 for Best Functional Pottery, Ontario Potters


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

1978 –  First Prize Pottery, Juried Show, St Lawrence College, Ontario Crafts Council

1976 –  First Prize Pottery, “Hand to Hand Show”, Kingston Olympic Public Events

             Committee, Kingston, Ontario

1975 –  Award for Best Functional Pottery, Canadian Guild of Crafts

1974 –  Prize for Excellence, Canadian Guild of Crafts

1974 –  First Prize Ceramics, Toronto Outdoor Art Show

 Solo Exhibitions:

2014 -  One person show, Page & Strange Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

2010 – “Crystalline Glazes” Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario

1998 – “Crystalline Glazes” Talk/Book Launch, Allen Macpherson House, Napanee,


1995 – “Fire and Ice”, Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

1986 –  One person show, Cornerstone Gallery, Kingston, Ontario

1984 – “Porcelain”, The Pottery Shop, Ontario Potters Association, Toronto, Ontario

1981 –  “Off The Wall”, Wilton Gallery, Wilton, Ontario

1978 –  One person show, Algonquin College Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

1976 –  “On My Own”, Gallery of Fine Canadian Crafts, Kingston, Ontario

1975 –  “Up the Winding Path”, Long Lane Gallery, Puslinch, Ontario

1974 --  Windup, Knowles Gallery, Bath, Ontario

 Invitational and Competitive:

2012 --  Jonathon Snell Gallery, London Ontario

2011 --  Juror for “Frozen in Fire” show at the Dunedin Fine Art Gallery, Florida

2009 –  October. Duhullu Gallery, The Netherlands

2009 –  Crystalline Glaze Exhibition. Furstenberg, Germany 

2008 –  Group Exhibition. The Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario

2008 –  Crystalline Spectrum Exhibition. Invitational Juried show. Virginia, USA

2008 –  Crystalline Glaze Exhibition. Porcelain Museum, Selb, Germany

2008 –  Crystalline Glaze Exhibition. Villeroy & Boch Museum, Mettlach, Germany.

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

2007 –  “Krystolos”, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, USA

2006 –  Crystalline Glaze Exhibition. St Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

2005 –  Lattice Structures Symposium and Exhibit. Kansas City, Missouri. Guest

 speaker and exhibitor

2005 – Crystalline Glaze Exhibition, Vallauris, France. Guest speaker and exhibitor

2000 – “Fusion”, Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Group and Travel Show

1995 – Crystalline Glaze Show, Invitational. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester,


1987 – Two person show, “Raku and Crystals”, Wilton Gallery, Wilton, Ontario

1986 – “Fireworks”, Ontario Potters Association, Group Show, Toronto, Ontario

1984 – “The Perfect Setting”, National competition to design dinnerware for Rideau Hall,

             Ottawa, Ontario

1984 –  “Fireworks”, Ontario Potters Association, Travel and Group Show

1982 –  “Fireworks”, Ontario Potters Association, Group Show

1979 –  Two Person Show, Andrew Dickson’s Gallery, Pakenham, Ontario


Publications and Articles Written by Diane Creber:

2010 -    “The New World of Crystalline Glazes”. (Article/Photos). Ceramics Monthly

               Magazine. September, 2010.

2007 –   “Bill Boyd” (Article/Photos). Ceramic Review Magazine. November/December 2007

         –   “Krystallos 2007” (Catalog introduction).

2007 –   “Peter Powning” (Article/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: A & C Black; 

   Pennsylvania, USA: University of Pennsylvania Press; Australia: Craftsman


2004 –   “Karin Bach and Tim Isaac” (Article/Photos). Ceramics Monthly Magazine.


2004 --   Harlan House” (Article/Photos). Ceramics Monthly Magazine. September

1997 –   Book: Crystalline Glazes. London, UK: A & C Black; Pennsylvania, USA:

        University of Pennsylvania Press; Australia: Craftsman House

1996  – “Crystalline Glazing on Porcelain” (Article/Photos). Studio Potter. December

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

1994  – “Crystalline Glazes” (Article/Photos). Ceramics 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, No 2. May


Featured In Publications:

Robin Hopper. The Ceramic Spectrum, (2nd ed.), Iola, Wi, USA: Krause Pub,

     (Photos), 2001. P. 151

         –   Richard Zakin. Ceramics-Mastering the Craft, Iola, Wi, USA: Krause Pub,

              (Article/Photos). 1999. P.148

         –   Key to Toronto, Oct. 1984. Front cover photo of work

Peter Lane. Studio Ceramics, London, UK: Collins (Article/Photos), 1983

      P. 200.

         –   Peter Lane. Studio Porcelain, London, UK: Collins (Photos), 1980. P. 72, 172


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


1976 –  1979    Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. Dept. of Art, McArthur College


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


Workshops Instructed:

2013 --  Crystalline glaze workshop, Wilton, Ontario. December 7-8, 14-15.

2010 -   Madawska Potters Guild, Peterbourough, Ontario

2009 –   Fusion Workshop, Burlington Art Centre. May 23-24.

2009 –   Lecturer, Toronto Potters’ Guild, Gardiner’s Museum of Clay & Glass, Toronto           

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

2007 –  Canadian Clay Symposium, 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

1994 –  Deep River Potters Guild

1989 –  Ottawa Potters Guild

1985 –   Kingston Potters Guild

1979 –   Georgian College

1978 –   Sheridan College School of Design. Invitational Symposium with potter Kimpei


1978 –   Algonquin College

1976 –   St Lawrence College

1975 –   Quinte Potters Guild

1974 –   Burlington Potters Guild

1974 –   Muskoka Potters Guild


Other Work Experience:

1982 – 1986   Eastern Regional Representative. Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass


1964 – 1966   (Summers) Freelance Artist, Time-Life Magazine, NYC, USA.

1966 – 1967   Commercial Artist, Schwartz and Zimmerman, Buffalo, NY, USA.


Post Secondary School Education:

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


1961 – 1966   (Honors) Graduate Ontario College of Art, Majored in Design and


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



I have completed a book called Potters in Residence, about Canadian potters, their studios,

work, homes, influences and gardens. It is presently awaiting publication. Several chapters

from the book have appeared in various craft magazines.


In June 2016, my husband Tim De Rose and I retired from making pottery and sold Wilton Pottery.

We moved to a small lake north of Sydenham, Ontario where Tim is doing landscape paintings

and I am writing a novel.






Diane's CV

Tim's CV

Diane's Writing

Diane's Crystalline Porcelain

Tim's Paintings



Diane's CV