Danielle Skentzos lives in the fields of Oro-Medonte, Ontario. It wasn’t until after her postgraduate studies in Education that she first experienced the feeling of clay smoothly turning through her hands on a pottery wheel. It was a curiosity that unearthed a feeling of home; of early years spent watching animals and acres grow and a youth of tending local gardens with friends. Danielle learned ceramic techniques from a variety of generous artists and time spent at the Haliburton School of Art. She founded Shiralee Pottery to share her work, inspired by the beauty found near home.
Recently, Danielle completed a mentorship, (Creative Directions with Angelo Di Petta) through Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Over the two year process, she focussed on developing a new line of work exploring her surface design. Cultivate, the group exhibition, was featured in the Gardiner Shop, Toronto (May - July 2021).