I’m Linda Wright, the woman behind Big Hill Pottery’s Blog….I’ve been a full time potter for over 25 years, having spent most of that time in Muskoka, Ontario, where I raised my twin daughters and ran my initial business…Northshore Pottery…and loved living and working in such a splendid part of the country.
I came to Canada over 30 years ago, from Edinburgh Scotland. I now find myself living in Nova Scotia…. Cape Breton Island to be precise, with my partner Terry Henderson. We run a small tourist/retreat place, called Big Hill Retreat (see link for website) in a beautifully secluded part of the Island, close to the small town of Baddeck. There are 3 stunning cabins, handbuilt by Terry, that are available for rent all year round. In the spring, summer and fall visitors love to hike on and around the Cabot Trail, through the Highlands, or take a totally stunning drive around the Cabot Trail. During the winter months people can enjoy the quiet and beauty of the snow covered trails around Big Hill where they can snowshoe, cross-country ski or just walk. It really is a most wonderfully spacious place and we welcome visitors from all over the world.
My desire for this blog is to introduce my work, my passion and my creativity to others who might be interested. At Big Hill Pottery, we have a showroom where you can view and purchase our work, the workshop is part of the same space and we love to share what is going on there with anyone who drops in. I will also be posting upcoming workshops and classes at the studio….so stay tuned!