Tory MacKay has been pursuing a pottery practice in the Kootenays since 2019. Combining training at local art school KSA and experience teaching beginner and intermediate wheel throwing in the Okanogan, she offers a well-rounded approach to her students. Since her first beginner wheel class in 2018, Tory has carried an unbridled enthusiasm for the craft of ceramics. Her personal practice is primarily centred on wheel-thrown functional objects, with a special attention to hand building and altered forms. Hard working and easy going; you can expect to gain new skills in a positive environment. A great source of inspiration for Tory’s artistic practice is the natural environment. When not in the studio, you will find her spending time outdoors. She hopes to inspire and guide new students as they embark on their unique journey with clay.