Natalie Waddell Biography – Natalie Waddell Wiki
Natalie Waddell is a Canadian ceramic artist and educator based in Toronto. She is known for her functional and sculptural work, as well as her active participation in local ceramic and arts communities and associations.
Natalie received her initial training in Ceramics at Toronto’s George Brown College in 1998. She attended the Sheridan College Craft and Design Ceramics program from 2000 to 2003 and has maintained a creative studio practice since 2008. Her practice is driven by the love of process and the exploration of heritage and memory through clay.
A recipient of the Craft Ontario’s Supply Grant and the Mississauga Potters Fusion Design Award, Natalie is an active member of several local and provincial artist guilds.
Having her start as a pottery instructor with the Mississauga Potters Guild, she has since joined other established pottery schools as an instructor and technician as well as assisted in the development and opening of several clay studios.
She is an active member of the Akin Artist Collective, the Toronto Potters Association, the Potters Guild of Hamilton and Region, FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, NCECA -the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and Craft Ontario.
Natalie Waddell Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down
Natalie Waddell is a judge on The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down on CBC and CBC Gem. She will join fellow judge Brendan Tang for the first season of the competition series that revels in the remarkable creativity of Canada’s best amateur potters.
The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down is a competition show where ten of Canada’s most talented potters will compete to be crowned best at the wheel. It’s based on The Great Pottery Throw Down, a popular British show now in its seventh season and streaming on Channel 4. It was created by Love Productions who are also behind the global smash hit The Great British Baking Show.
Additional guest judges include world renowned ceramicist Adam Field from Helena, MT, demonstrating the art of incising in a carving challenge; and Chef Mike Robbins from Vancouver’s Michelin star restaurant AnnaLena, who creates a nine-course tasting menu for a dinnerware challenge.
The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down contestants are Kiefer Floreal, Alice Gibson, Thomas Haskell, Susan Johnston, Renu Mathew, Andrew McCullough, Jen Sonnenberg, Jackie Talmey-Lennon, Elsa Valinas and Michael Wood.
Natalie Waddell Instagram
Natalie Waddell’s Instagram handle is @claygirlceramics.