'Chosin Pottery Inc.
'Chosin Pottery is owned and operated by award-winning, internationally known ceramic artists Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle. It is located a pleasant 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Situated on six acres, in Metchosin, it houses two studios, a gallery and showroom. The studio is set in the beautiful, two and a half acre, much publicised, Japanese-inspired garden of a renovated heritage house dating from the turn of the century.
Judi Dyelle is an honours graduate and Associate of the Ontario College of Art. She was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Medal of Excellence. A Canada Council Grant allowed her to spend a year and a half in Japan travelling and studying with Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Most of the work she produces is wheel thrown, using a porcelain clay that she makes herself. It is fired, in a reducing atmosphere, to cone 9 - 10 (1280º- 1305º centigrade) in a propane gas kiln. Her work is in many private and public collections throughout North America, China, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Iceland, Germany and England.
Robin Hopper is a potter, teacher, author, consultant and garden designer. He has taught throughout Canada, England, U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan and Israel. His ceramics are in collections worldwide. Born in England in 1939, he is a full-time studio artist and author of six books on ceramics, as well as articles for most major international ceramics publications. Host of many educational videos in Ceramics, he is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, B.C., Canada. His "Anglojapanadian" garden has appeared in many books, magazines and television programs. On December 30, 2016 Robin was named to the Order of Canada!
Address: 4283 Metchosin Road