Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Coastal Series

For more information please contact me via email at shanie.stozek@gmail.com

Friday, January 21, 2011

Atlantic Craft Trade Show (ACTS) 2011

I will be showcasing my pottery at the New Brunswick Artisans booth #1100 sponsored by the Province of New Brunswick in partnership with The New Brunswick Crafts Council. I am launching a brand new line of pottery called "THE COASTAL SERIES", i have been working all year designing new pieces to add to this line and it is finally ready for the wholesale market! I hope you will come have a look in person, but if you can't please contact me by email and I will forward you our newest catalog. Also at ACTS will be my previous (nameless) line of crackle glaze and colored texture borders.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How much do you love your mug?

Seriously! I'd love to hear the stories about your favorite mug and why it is so. I hear so many stories all the time about people and their mugs, please leave your stories in the comments section below.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sustainability. By Design.

I love where i live (Fredericton, NB) and I love that I can be part of promoting it as such...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gallery by appointment

Please feel free to call and make an appointment and see some of the work I have on hand from now until Christmas.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bud Vases

Friday, October 8, 2010

Take a trek to Art Trek

Ceramic artist Shanie Stozek is opening her home studio on Carman Avenue to the public as part of Art Trek. This is her first year taking part in the annual studio tour that invites the public to open their eyes to the array of artistic talent in the area.

This annual studio tour is an open invitation to interact with artists in the community


Have you ever wondered what goes on inside an artist's studio? Art Trek '10, presented by the Fredericton Arts Alliance, is inviting you to find out.

Artists around the city will open their studio doors to the public the weekend of Oct. 16-17, giving people a glimpse into their work life.

"It's essentially the same format as previous years. A whole bunch of studios around the city open themselves up to have people come in and take a look at what's going on," says Katie FitzRandolph, president of the Fredericton Arts Alliance.

"What I'm pleased about this year is that it's much bigger. We've got way more artists and way more locations." If people have been on Art Trek before, she says, there are many reasons and locations to come again. "And if you haven't been in the past, it's a whole new world for you." FitzRandolph sees Art Trek as a way to bring members of the public and working artists together through a non-intimidating, friendly, accessible kind of event. "For the artists, they get a chance to show off what they do and get a chance to answer questions about their work and talk to members of the public, maybe even sell something," she says.

"For members of the public, it's a chance to walk into an art studio and see the kind of tools and equipment and various things that artists use to produce their craft, and to ask questions, maybe have a chance to see a work in progress." The atmosphere of Art Trek is much more casual than a gallery opening might be, she notes.

"I think people are intimidated by gallery openings, or just by galleries period. People don't see them as just another store where you can go in and browse," says FitzRandolph. "Here you have artists saying come into my studio. I'd like to welcome you in and show you what I'm doing, in essence. It's an open invitation to interact with people who are making art." She's pleased to note that this year there are three studio locations on the north side of the city and 12 different studios overall. In 2009, there were seven locations.

"Last year we had 28 separate artists and this year there are 37. And we've got a broader range of arts and crafts, too.

"We've got more ceramics, more jewelry, more textile as well. It's not quite so solidly painting. We've got a better cross section of the amazing amount of art that is being done in this city." One of the north side participants is ceramic artist Shanie Stozek. She's taking part in Art Trek for the first time this year.

"I had heard about it in previous years, but this time of year is kind of busy because it's getting towards Christmas and I was doing a lot more shows in previous years and couldn't handle the extra work it would take to open your house," she says.

This year she decided not to do as many shows, so the timing was perfect for her to take part in Art Trek. So far, the experience has been a wonderful one.

"It's really fabulous. The Arts Alliance does a lot of work. It's kind of a no-brainer because they do all of the advertising and all of the promoting. They set it up so you really can't say no," says Stozek.

"This is amazing for the artist." She will be sharing space in her home on Carman Avenue with artist Denise Rowe.

"She's a fabulous book binder and photographer, a woman extraordinaire really. She dabbles in clay and knitting," says Stozek, noting Rowe will have handmade books on display during Art Trek.

Stozek will be displaying her own collection of handmade pottery as well.

"I have two series right now. One is functional stoneware pottery with a white crackle glaze, with different textured borders of different colours," she says.

It is inspired by the food she likes to eat, as it includes everything from French traditional butter bowls to Asian-inspired chopstick bowls.

"The second line is the turquoise and brown. I just call it yummy because those are my two favourite colours and they meld together so perfectly and I've just been playing a lot with those two glazes in the last year-and-a-half or so, and just this summer with the Arts Alliance residency I designed new shapes, like triangular plates and rectangular platters," says Stozek.

"I'm really excited. I just launched them this summer and will have a lot more of those pieces at the opening." She hopes Art Trek will bring in an array of people, including those who might not go to an art gallery.

"You get to come into artists' homes and get a glimpse of what it's like to be an artist at home." Printmaker David Brewer is opening up his studio, Rabittown Press on Aberdeen Street, for the first time as part of Art Trek.

"I've been laying low the last few years and I thought it was a good time to lift my head up again," he says.

He expects painter Don Gould will also be on site during Art Trek, as he invited him to come and share the space that weekend.

"He's painting. With me, I've got a print shop downstairs and that's where I've been putting a lot of my effort lately," says Brewer.

"I've got several presses and I'm setting type and whatnot. Folks can expect to see a letter press operation, and there will be a freebie or two to walk away with.

"They get the chance to maybe print something ... and ask whatever questions they might want to." Maps showing the locations of the different Art Trek participants can be picked up at locations around the city. Locations include City Hall, The Charlotte Street Arts Centre and The Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. People are welcome to start wherever they wish and see as many galleries as they want.

"Some people will take a couple of hours and visit a couple of studios, some people will try and visit all of them," says FitzRandolph.

"You decide what appeals to you." For more information, visit the Fredericton Arts Alliance website at www.frederictonartsalliance.ca.

While there, you can sign up for Arts News, which gives subscribers a weekly look at what's going on in the arts in Fredericton.


What: Fredericton Art Trek '10 Information: The community is invited to Open Your Eyes during Art Trek '10, when Fredericton artists open their studio doors to visitors. Art Trek is taking place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m.

Contact: Pick up your map of participating studios from the Fredericton Art Alliance or visit www.frederictonartsalliance.ca.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Studio Tour!

It is the perfect time of year for a studio tour, the fall colors are at its best and artist are nestling into they're studios making beautiful work.

Bring a car load and spend the day going from one studio to the next in Fredericton, see where the work is made and ask as many questions as you'd like.

I have many new things on the go for this tour so make sure to come out and get first dibs on my new production line and or get your pick from my discontinued or 2nds shelf.

Also you'll want to meet my amazing friend Denise Rowe, she creates amazing hand bound books!

Can't wait to see you all!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NB Fine Craft Festival/Festival des Metiers D'art du Nouveau Brunswick

re: myth

View some of my conceptual ceramic work

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Artist in Residence

I spent a week in June doing an artist residency at the York Sunbury Museum. I do this residency every summer and i quite enjoy being out in the publics eye working on what clay project it is i am working on. This year i decided to design platter forms out of insulation board. The space for it was perfect! It is quite a messy project, as you have to cut away carefully and methodically the form you are looking for and then i use a sureform tool to give it even more shape (very messy!) and then I use sand paper to smooth it all down (again very dusty and messy). I have been meaning to work on this project for quite some time now, but can never justify putting the time into it as it is quite time consuming.

This is the wonderful museum in Fredericton's Downtown

My little nook for the week

Supplies: sureform, utility knife, extra blades, insulation board and painters tape

Forms ready to be shaped

Forms being shaped,
I will post pictures of the finished pieces when they are ready

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Just a little note in case some of my store owners are looking for me at ACTS this year, i wont be there, but I have designed a catalogue to send you in the mail which will be out this week so keep checking that mail box. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Absolutely Functional!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Pottery Featured in New Restaurant

Nectar Cuisine Internationale is a new restaurant opened in my home town, Bathurst New Brunswick. The Chef bought a lot of my pottery when I was still studying pottery at College and he has been using it in his dinning rooms ever since. I just found a link to his New restaurant back home which looks absolutely divine, I can't wait to go have a taste of some of the delicacies he has to offer.

The pottery that is featured in this image, platter and sake set is part of the work i did as a student.

Friday, October 2, 2009


The Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council Christmas Craft Market is a juried craft market that takes place November 20-22, 2009.

Reinvent your gift giving this holiday season at the Designer Market on the Halifax waterfront!
Pier 23, Cunard Event Centre, 961 Marginal Rd. Halifax, NS.

Friday, November 20st, 12 to 8
Saturday, November 21nd, 10 to 5
Sunday, November 22rd, 10 to 5

Admission: Adult $6, students & seniors $5, weekend passes $8 --children under 12 are free!

Turner's Christmas at the Coliseum
November 27, 28, 29, 2008

Moncton Coliseum Complex
377 Killam Drive, Moncton, NB, Canada

Friday 2pm to 10pm
Saturday 10am to 9pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

ADMISSION: Adults $6.50 Students, Seniors & Military $5.50 Children 12 and under - Free!

I will also be attending the:

35th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Market

at the Capital Exhibit Centre

Fredericton, N.B.

Friday 4 December 12 noon - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday 5 December 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Sunday 6 December 2009 12 noon - 5.00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Best Booth 2009 Award!

I am so thrilled! I received the best booth award at the Officer Square show this weekend! Thanks to jurors Linda Brine and Germaine Pataki-Thériault for honoring me amongst such amazing peers!

The weekend was fabulous, the weather could not have been any better and the show was FULL of people throughout the entire weekend, it really was one of the best shows I've done so far!

Best booth 2009!

Thanks to all my amazing buyers once again!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Don't miss out on this incredible Fine Craft FESTIVAL!

Live music, craft demonstrations, kids tent (where they can make their own crafts to take home), fabulous food, amazing people and of course some of New Brunswick's finest Fine Crafts! This is our second year at the show and we are really looking forward to it!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Congrès Mondial Acadien

Being the Acadian girl I am, I will be going to demonstrate my pottery techniques in Pokemouche, NB this weekend Saturday August 22nd to represent the New Brunswick Craft Council at the Congres Mondial Acadien. I will be in the tent called "L'espace Neuf: L'acadie invente" which is held at L'école la Rivière in Pokemouche, NB.

Être la fille Acadienne que je suis, je vais démontrer mes techniques de poterie a Pokemouche ce week-end Samedi le 22 Août pour représenter le Conseil des métier d'arts du Nouveau Brunswick pour le Congres Mondial Acadien. Je serai dans la tente appelé "L'espace Neuf : L'acadie invente" ce qui se deroulera à L'école La Rivière a Pokemouche, NB.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Artist in Residence

Every year for the last 5 years I do a week long residency that the Fredericton Arts Alliance organizes. I started doing this when I was still a student and have learned and benefited from these a great deal. This week from August 15th until August 21st is when I am demonstrating some of my techniques.

The Historic Garrison District is located at 457 Queen St.
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

There are many Craft shops at the Soldiers Barracks,
I sell my pottery in the one called "This and That Gifts"
during the entire summer season.

Fredericton Arts Alliance Residency.

Hard at work squaring a thrown form.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thank you!!

We had a fantastic show in Moncton! Thank you to all who made it so fantastic by coming to support us! The weekend started with amazing sunshine on Friday afternoon, there were line ups at the gates and customers came in ready to buy. Just about 2 hours before close though we had some torrential downpour with hail, lightning & Thunder and intense wind gusts that pushed some shelves around. Thankfully the pottery that did fall off the shelves fell onto nice cushiony grass and did not break. At the end of most great storms though comes amazing rainbows, i thought I would share this image with you. The rest of the weekend was a perfect mix of sunshine and clouds. Now onto more production......