Potter and writer Faro Annie Sullivan has been working with clay for over a decade. For many years she worked part-time in co-operative studios in Victoria BC. With a sense of adventure and plenty of enthusiasm she opened her studio and gallery Dirty Girl Clayworks in 2004.
Her current work is mainly functional slipware decorated with text and animals. Her work is informed by historical slipware, with contemporary twists. She uses bright, fun colours which reflect her belief that playfulness is an integral part of life. An optimist at heart, Faro tries to imbue each piece with a positive attitude. The text often reflects her state of mind. It can be fun, contemplative, opinionated, silly, and sometimes a little risqué.
Faro is excited to be involved with arts education. She is currently the ceramics technician for the visual arts program at Camosun College. She has been involved with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria as a visiting artist with the New Extremes program. She also teaches pottery at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
Her work may be found at Side Street Studio in Oak Bay.