Frank Trotz


Artist Bio

I have been working in clay since 1972. My work is all hand built, either pinch or slab. What interests me most is the movement of clay, its malleability, its flow in my hands, the colours and textures that become part of the clay, and the precious metals of the earth. In 1980, Nancy Solway and I co-founded and built Clay Design on Harbord Street. It’s still there as one of the finest clay galleries In Toronto. Very early on I came upon the experience of colouring clays, of inlaying colours in clay, and of mixing all sorts of clays together to create multi-textured pieces. Each piece, after being scraped and shaped at the leather hard stage, is sanded when it is dry, to reveal the colours and textures inside the clay.

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The Ontario Clay and Glass Association