Haliburton School of The Arts
April Gates is a full time ceramic artist and educator. After colourful and long meanderings in travel, work and education, April finally answered the call to study ceramics. A lifelong background in image making married a concern for function and ritual ~ and Blackbird Pottery was born. April's graphic and illustrative work has been nationally exhibited, collected and published. Her current obsession is to marvel the endless potential of the ceramic surface. As a facilitator, April is passionate about helping others to find their voice through artistic explorations.