Mariko Paterson has been around the ceramic block. Born and raised in Vancouver, she skedaddled after a stint at Langara College to pursue a degree at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and then Kent State University in Ohio to complete her MFA degree. While New York, Michigan, Ohio and Manitoba have served as some points of professional pursuits, Halifax now serves as the world ceramic headquarters for Forage Studios.
Forage Studios presents a ceramic style not intended for the faint of heart. Historical interests mingle and meld with handbuilding techniques when it comes to satisfying Mariko’s sculptural wants. Her dalliance with the pottery wheel has resulted in functional forms that explore Mariko’s love of creamy clay bodies and curious illustration.