Debra Cherniawsky 







I love the decorative arts…. my present ceramic work has elements of the rural  European heritage with very bold colors, sunflowers, gold luster, intricate linework and words on pieces.  


Process and  movement in the application of the colored slips and the intense and obsessive detail of decorating displayed in a broad range of styles as I continue to develop three main stylistic areas –abstract  landscape, graphic black and white , and traditional handpainted compositions on earthenware.   


I received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree at Ohio State University in 1990 and a BFA from the University of Manitoba.  I taught at the Alberta College of Art in Ceramics in 1991 and then continued to pursue a full time career as a production potter.