Brenda Danbrook has studied visual art and ceramics at Red Deer College, Alberta College of Art + Design, and The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She works as a full-time artist/ceramicist out of her home studio in Opal, Alberta and sells her functional work at several galleries and markets around Alberta.
In addition to creating functional tableware, Brenda incorporates her ceramics in to art installations and sculptures inspired by pioneer history, family history, and contemporary craft. In 2016 Art Gallery of St Albert hosted her exhibition Reconstructions in the main gallery space. Reconstructions featured Brenda’s own wheel thrown pottery, adorned with images of St Albert’s past. It explored a sense of nostalgia for the pioneer era, as well as Brenda’s own family history.
Brenda Danbrook’s daughter Jessica Danbrook also works as a ceramicist in Alberta.
Materials: clay, colored slip and underglaze, image transfers, various glazes
Process: Soda salt firing, slip transfers, gas firing