Place in Nature Studios
Heathyr Francis and Colin Hoag are the team that make up Place in Nature Studios.
Heathyr is most well known for her Raku-fired ceramic toad houses, a venture that she started in June, 2013 with the assistance of summer company funding from the Province of Ontario. Over the summer Heathyr established ‘Place In Nature Studios’ as a commercial pottery studio and had the pleasure of attending events in Orillia, Bobcaygeon, Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Haliburton, Peterborough, and Alderville.
Colin, like many spouses of potters is chiefly in charge of kiln firings. From bisquing to glaze firing, all pieces from Place In Nature Studios are carefully handled by Colin from their greenware state until their final glaze firing stage. Colin also handles all the glazing requirements of our pieces and is continuously looking for new techniques and glazes to advance our product line. Colin manages the studio, keeping it well stocked and organized and on occasion will be found building new prototypes for our product lines.