Dale Roddick has a B.A.A. in photography from Ryerson University and worked as a photographer for 30 years at Sunnybrook Hospital.
For over 25 years, he took and then taught pottery classes through the Toronto Board of Education (night school). He also studied at George Brown College, Sheridan College and Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. He has had classes with Martha Maby, Pauline Harman, Monica Jonstone, Susan Card and Michael Sheba.
The inspiration for his work comes from an interest in anthropology and tribal design, as well as episodes from his personal life, experience during the course of wilderness camping, hiking and canoe trips.