Hi there,

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you so much for your interest in The Local Potter.  Let me take a minute to introduce myself...

Born and raised a dancer, snowboarder, theater-enthusiast, and overall social butterfly in Timmins Ontario, I moved to Toronto to attend university thinking at the time that I would become a Psychologist.  Five short years and a 50 page undergraduate thesis later, I realized that analyzing data in a computer lab just wasn’t my thing, and so though I didn’t graduate university and go on to become a Psychologist, I did leave with my degree and the knowledge that I would one day figure out how to blend my interest in human behaviour with the other interests in my life like creative arts.   Fast-forward a year (and throw a post-graduate certificate in PR into the equation) and I suddenly found myself working in sales for a distribution company in the Fashion Industry which fulfilled my desire to both work with people, and work in a high-energy and creative environment that for me a computer lab lacked.  I am happy to say that I have built an exciting 10-year career in an industry that I love!  

However, if there is one thing I know about us ‘right-brained’ types, it’s that the 'creative wheel’ is always turning.  For me, a simple desire to find a more hands-on creative outlet led me a drop in ceramics workshop back in 2014.  Since that day, pottery quickly became my passion and not long after "The Local Potter" (TLP), was born. 

Given my love of fashion, I like the aesthetic of my ceramic designs to be a reflection of my personal style: clean lines and solid colour, mixed with texture and a subtle hit of texture or bling (although I do wear the odd all-over-print cactus romper on very special occasions!) ;)  I strive to create product that will excite your sister, mother, boyfriend or brother, and I always make everything by hand with love, in the heart of Toronto.

I am extremely grateful to be able to collaborate with some of the best Canadian makers and brands to bring you The Local General Store. Welcome! :)  Please take a look around, and thank you for supporting the amazing local talent that Canada has to offer. 

Please feel free to reach out to me personally with your feedback and questions anytime.  You can reach me at thelocalpotter@gmail.com.  

XO Andrea