Driven by her creativity from an early age, Ghita Levin attended Cantebury High School in Ottawa, Ontario, to take advantage of their special arts program. Her love of pottery soon took her to Halifax and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. After 2 years in their pottery program, Ghita began her full-time career as a potter.
Process is critical to Ghita’s work, and the firing of the clay is a step that allows for much experimentation. Ghita uses two methods — wood-fired and electricity.
“The most exciting is wood firing. I can do that outside in the warmer months. It’s so interesting to see what happens during the process. Ash may land on the clay, melt and form a beautiful natural glaze, or through the reduction/oxidation process, the clay reacts by leaving flashes of toasty brown.”
Ghita’s strong affinity for nature and the living things around her is evident in all her creations. One only needs to visit her rural studio to get a sense of just how important nature is to her work.
Ghita enjoys time in her garden in Baie Verte, New Brunswick. “I escaped the hustle and bustle of the city. Nothing but splendid isolation out here — the perfect environment for creating!”
To see Ghita’s works in person, drop by her farm for a tour of the studio:
- Ghita Levin Pottery, Baie Verte, N.B.
- Craft Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
- Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, N.B.
- Handworks Gallery, Saint John, N.B.
- Northern Sun Gallery, Mahone Bay, N.S.
- Flight of Fancy, Bear River, N.S.
- Water’s Edge Gallery, Baddeck, N.S.
- Gaudreau Fine Woodworking, North Rustico, P.E.I.
- Gallery 78, Fredericton, N.B.