George's Island Lighthouse by Eastwood Pottery
Georges Island Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour, and has warmly greeted visitors to Halifax for It has been an iconic part of the Halifax Waterfront view for over 100 years.
Approx 4" in height, with hook and string.
"We are a small batch ceramic pottery based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We love to create beautiful pieces of pottery for everyday use that will change how you live your life. In the busyness of life, it is important to slow down and savour the ordinary. When you hold one of our handmade pieces, you take the time to be present in the moment.
We have a rich family history in maritime coastal living. Our families have made their livelihoods on the ocean as fishermen and lighthouse keepers for generations. Our work celebrates the vibrant life of the hardworking people who live and work on the saltwater. We hope that as you use our pottery, you may be able to hear the faint sound of a foghorn and smell the salt air.
All our glazes are food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe. We specialize in mid-range porcelain fired to 2200°F in our electric kilns. All glazes are custom hand made on site. Each glaze has been specially formulated to match the clay body. Customized layered pieces can have between one to seven glazes. We layer our glazes using different applications, which have varying effects." Peter and Sarah Eastwood
About Peter Eastwood:
"Peter Eastwood is an artist who studied Ceramics at NSCAD University from 1992 - 1997. He found his passion for ceramics under the tutelage of Walter Ostrom and Neil Forrest. After graduating, Peter worked in Continuing Education at NSCAD while starting his own Web and Graphic Design company, Eastwood Design. In 2007, Peter left his job at NSCAD and starting working for himself exclusively. By the summer 2016, Peter starting longing for a more creative outlet in his life and made the decision to invest in his creative passion - ceramics. Ceramics is a life-giving and joy-filling pursuit that gives life."
About Sarah Eastwood:
Sarah Eastwood graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Psychology, and went on to get an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from NSCC in 2000. When their oldest of three children was born, Sarah left her job in Human Resources to stay at home full time, and then go on to homeschool for 12 years. During this time, she also spent 2 years being a part time Family and Children’s Pastor at Grace Chapel in Halifax. In the last year, Sarah came to the realization that she wanted to work creatively with Peter and build their family business.