Collection: Shauna MacLeod - Black Crow Pottery - Potter and Ceramic Artist

Shauna MacLeod

Shauna creates her pottery and one-of-a-kind ceramic art out of her home studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  A Bachelor of Fine Art ceramics major from NSCAD University in 2011, she opened Black Crow Pottery in 2012.  Focusing primarily on using local earthenware clay, she creates beautiful, thought provoking, and deeply personal work.  Highly process oriented, her story telling is in the making of the object--from mixing her own clay in celebration and respect of the local landscape, to referencing historical ceramic processes to connect with the history of the medium, to documenting her personal narrative through form and surface.  
Recently she has discovered a love for Raku firing, where the clay is placed in a fire kiln and then, once fired, is put in a bucket filled with paper or feathers, hair, leaves or other objects are laid on the pot to create unique designs. This technique has offered her a new mode of communication through her work. 
With a strong sense of connecting the community to the land of Nova Scotia, she used the opportunity as the 2018 artist-in-residence with Pier 21 where she made 230 bowls to be given to newcomer refugees settling in Nova Scotia. 
She joined Art 1274 Hollis in 2020 to join a strong community of artists.  She has had work purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank as well as created work for various group and solo exhibitions. Shauna shares her home with her wife Lisa and mini labradoodle Frankie where they work to grow their pollinator's garden.