Michael Astill, Île des Chenes, MB: Ceramics
Michael Astill has been living and creating in Manitoba for over 20 years. The past 15 years he has made Ile des Chenes his home. Most of the work he makes is fired in a kiln he built in 2006. A creator of functional ceramics, Michael places the importance of use as highly as the aesthetic of the work. He has spent his career utilizing the atmosphere in woodfired kilns to create work with a subtle beauty that encourages handling and contemplation.