About | Greenmantle Pottery
Patricia’s Greenmantle Pottery studio is in a 150 year old log cabin outside Uxbridge, Ontario where she enjoys creating wheel and hand built functional pottery. She is inspired by the nature surrounding her farm and integrates this aesthetic into her work. Patricia loves to compliment her organic clay shapes with unique textures, sgraffito and vibrant glazes. Patricia’s enthusiasm for creating pottery began several years ago taking courses in Toronto with Celia Brandao, attended The Haliburton School of the Arts and experienced hands on potting with local artisans in Japan, Mexico, India, Spain and Sweden. These opportunities have broadened her perspective and influenced her development.
Where does the name Greenmantle come from?
My husband spent many idyllic summers as a wee lad at this very farm in Uxbridge. He did farm chores for Farmer Brown (yes, really, his name was “Farmer Brown”!) and his wife who ran a dairy farm. He helped build the house that we eventually bought 5 decades later. The farm was renamed Greenmantle after his favourite childhood book by John Buchan.
Is that Log Cabin for real?
As a matter of fact, the original log cabin dates back to the late 1860’s. It was a family homestead in the Uxbridge area. The cabin was taken apart and reassembled at Greenmantle in the 1960’s. Then it was used by Farmer Brown as a blacksmith shop where local kids used to watch him make horseshoes. In 2001, it was repurposed again as a cabin and finally became the Greenmantle Pottery studio.