Pebble Baye Pottery - Elaine Gusta
I was born in Manitoba but have lived in Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, British Columbia and Australia. My husband, Larry, and I have done a great deal of traveling throughout his career as a Professor at the U of S.
In 1985 we purchased our cabin at Pebble Baye and have been making additions ever since. The greatest thing we built was our double car garage with a second story which is my studio. The unique design was ours and is an extremely enjoyable place to be creative in clay.
My work consists of functional and decorative stoneware. I create my own glazes which on functional ware are all microwave, dishwasher and food safe.
Another method of creating and firing clay I do is called Raku. This was developed in sixteenth-century Japan as a low fire form of pottery. The sudden changes in heat that the pottery withstands during firing provide the interesting coloring but the pottery is very fragile. Raku is for decorative use only. I find Raku very exciting as every time you open the kiln there are surprises as it is not very predictable what the outcome may be.
As a member of the Saskatoon Potters’ Guild since 1995, I have participated in numerous workshops, taken classes and done pit and salt firings.
My studio is located at Pebble Baye on Iroquois Lake and is on the West end of the development.
(306) 281-4020 (Lake)
(306) 955-5070 (Saskatoon)
Guest artist at Pebble Baye Pottery:
Guest Artist: Barbara Schmidt - felting, knitting, eco dyeing, hand-dyed/Painted mohair yarn.