Shauna MacLeod

Title: Cardinal Melody

Dimensions: 10 ½” w 10” h

Medium: Raku clay

Date Made: June 25, 2019

Retail Price: $165

Artist’s Statement (meaning/inspiration, etc.): Last year I heard the lovely melody of a cardinal and was lucky enough to actually catch sight of it in my back yard.  For the rest of the season I kept hearing it but could never see it.  This year I have heard it a number of times but have yet to see it, yet I remain hopeful.  Raku clay, low fire glazes, underglazes, raku glaze – fired in a raku firing with reduction chamber. Leather cording for hanging.


Title: If I could feed you all

Dimensions: 12” x 15” x 3 ¼

Medium: Stoneware clay, raku clay, 

Date Made: June 2019

Retail Price: $600

Artist’s Statement (meaning/inspiration, etc.): When thinking of the destruction of our environment, I had a thought of wishing I could somehow make instantly enough flowers to feed all of the hummingbirds, bees, and lady bugs.  This installation represents my wish for providing for my community.  Stoneware clay, raku clay, purchased frame, epoxy.  The clay components are fired in a variety of atmospheres – raku firing, cone 6 oxidation, cone 04 oxidation.  They are then assembled and glued in a purchased shadow box frame.  

Shauna MacLeod creates her pottery and one-of-a-kind ceramic art out of her studio in
Dartmouth. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art with a major in ceramics from NSCAD
University in 2011, she opened Black Crow Pottery in 2012. She has participated in numerous
juried group exhibitions throughout the country as well as many juried craft shows. She has
also taught workshops, classes, and produced two group exhibitions with the Nova Scotia
Potters Guild. She has had three solo exhibitions and was the 2018 artist-in-residence with Pier
21. Currently she is working towards two solo exhibitions; Cognitive Uselessness that will be
shown at The Craig Gallery in September 2020, and Home that will be shown at the Saint John
Arts Centre in November 2020.