Curious about how I make my pots?

I hand build all of my pieces, which means I do not use the traditional wheel that everyone imagines as soon as I tell them that I am a potter, insert Ghost reference.

So what does that mean? Keep reading...

For example; Each mug is hand formed from flat slabs of clay that I roll out on a giant piece of equipment called a slab roller. I have to smooth, compress, measure and cut the clay into the dimensions I need. Clay moves through various stages of drying that have descriptive names like, suede, soft leather, hard leather & bone dry. I have to wait for it to be the right consistency/dryness to start building and, joining the clay together. Too soft and it just deforms and smooshes, making everything more difficult, too hard/dry and the clay cracks. Hand buildng creates seams that I could smooth down making it appear seamless but I love the seams, it accentuates their handmade beauty. 



My Style

I have always lived outside the city limits surrounded by nature, I draw inspiration from Mother Nature. I also love objects that appear worn/used as if they have  history, or story to tell. 


Embracing the philosophy of wabi sabi, which celebrates elements that are weathered, worn or rusted.   
Appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect world. 


“It was made by my hands, and evidence of this can be found in every piece made”

 -Nicole Loraine


Ikigai is a Japanese term that roughly translates to “reason for being.” Ikigai (pronounced “eye-ka-guy”) is, above all else, a lifestyle that strives to balance the spiritual with the practical.

This balance is found at the intersection where your passions and talents converge with the things that the world needs and is willing to pay for.


Fine Print

-No two objects are ever 100% the same

-I do not edit my images

-Due to the differences in monitor settings, some colours may appear different. The glazes really come alive in natural light


Hand washing is recommended to prolong the life of your handmade creations


-All items are microwave and dishwasher safe (unless they contain gemstones or metal)


For more information on caring for your pots, Click here.




Cavan Creations Pottery
by Nicole Loraine

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