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Partners in life and King's Point Pottery, Linda Yates and David Hayashida have collaboratively accumulated fifty years experience as potters.
"Our pots are shaped by the passion we have for this province. Newfoundland's natural and cultural heritage is a big inspiration and it's reflected in our choice of forms and patterns. Many of our raw materials come from the minerals and earth here in King's Point – not to mention the tree roots we sometimes use in the handles."
In operation since 1992, King's Point Pottery produces two distinguished lines of pottery. "Waves and Whales" is an award winning, blue and white functional stoneware line. It features decorative motifs that celebrate the natural splendor outside the window of Linda and David's rural studio. The other is "Firescapes" a sumptuous line of one of a kind salt/soda plates and vessels that have been showcased in exhibitions in The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, NL and as far abroad at the prestigious Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea. The salt/soda firing process is long and demanding but its results are nothing short of magical. Stoneware surfaces blush with an amber palette– from coral to deep sienna – that records where the fire has licked. Strategically used salt-water produce textures that glisten with a brocade-like richness.
Contact: Linda Yates or David Hayashida
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36, King's Point, NL A0J 1H0
Studio Location: 27 Bayside Drive, King's Point, Approx 12 km off the Trans Canada Highway (turn off at the Springdale intersection)