Christina Lindstrom displays some of the special glaze she developed for her pottery pieces. She and members of Nanaimo Pottery hold their annual show May 11-12 at Country Club Centre.

Christina Lindstrom displays some of the special glaze she developed for her pottery pieces. She and members of Nanaimo Pottery hold their annual show May 11-12 at Country Club Centre.

Glaze crucial for Nanaimo potters

Nanaimo pottery group holds annual showcase and sale next weekend

Christina Lindstrom enjoys creating functional type pottery.

She has been making dishes, plates, egg cups, platters, mixing bowls, gravy boats, tea pots, tea cups and saucers – you name it – for 34 years.

Lindstrom is known for her special glaze colour and application which continues to attract collectors.

“I am continuing this line because people are still adding to their collections and I don’t want to let them down,” she said. “I still like this glaze, too.”

Potters such as Lindstrom who have created a signature line of pottery have done so by talent, hard work, knowledge and patience. It takes a long time to settle on a particular glaze – a potter wants a glaze that’s pleasing, compliments the form, safe for food, durable, and will fire without fault. Lindstrom, a longtime member of Nanaimo Pottery, joins 21 potters at the Spring Show and Sale at Country Club Center May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and May 12, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.nanaimopottery.com.