In 2002, while living in Vancouver, I took my first pottery class at the local community centre. Within a year, I had abandoned my career as a healthcare writer and marketing consultant, moved back to Ontario, and enrolled in  the  Ceramics program at the Haliburton School of the Arts (Fleming College).

In 2008, I relocated to Guelph, Ontario where I make and sell pottery and jewellery at my downtown studio and showroom – Blue Iris Studios.

I continue to develop my skills by attending conferences and workshops with local and international artists whose work I admire.

Iris Dorton