Teresa Wyss is a small-batch potter working out of her home studio to create functional art ceramics. She works in a porcelain stoneware clay body, decorating her pieces using the sgraffito technique, hand carving designs into a slip-covered surface. Pairing a black slip with her brightly coloured glazes, Teresa’s work is redolent of rustic woodcut prints. Her designs are inspired by wildlife, the Canadian landscape, and the vivid colours of nature.
Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Teresa now lives in Calgary to be closer to the mountains. Teresa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography at the University of Guelph and has taken ceramics courses at Medalta, in Medicine Hat and The Glebe, in Ontario.