Sheila Pattison became an associate member of the Studio in 1975 and a full member in 1977. The studio was located on Dupont Street; Sheila was very much involved in painting the new premises and setting up the studio as it is today. The co-operative nature of the Potter’s Studio has meant serving on many committees including a term as president, but most of all she has produced our quarterly Newsletter.
Sheila took her first lessons in pottery at Central Technical School, then at Centennial College where she learnt all about pottery from Ron Roy, an excellent teacher.
She enjoys working with clay and experimenting with throwing both miniature and large functional pieces on the wheel. She also hand-builds sculptural pieces. Sheila has participated in many sales, including the Toronto City Hall Square annual art show and sale. At the Canadian National Exhibition over a number of years, Sheila won first prize for outstanding glazing and an honourable mention for other entries.