Krystle tenBrink

Krystle lives and creates on the unceded lands in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish, BC). She is curious about using different clays and glazes to create pieces that are playful, timeless or comfortable. Krystle’s process focuses on wheel-thrown and hand-made techniques, including pinching, coiling and slab building. Her stoneware pottery is made for everyday use, while her raku pottery is purely for decorative enjoyment. Obvara, a raku technique originating in the 12th century, fascinates Krystle. 

When the hot piece (899 C) of pottery is taken out of the kiln it is quickly immersed into a fermented liquid, made with water, flour, yeast, and sugar, beautifully coming out with stunning effects.

Krystle is passionate about a journey of lifelong hands-on learning and connection through pottery. When she is not in her studio, you can find her leading a local climate action non-profit, gardening, or enjoying the outdoors. She is supported by her wonderful husband, Scott as well as her family and friends.



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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.