Thelma Howard has had a long and happy relationship with clay. She is well known for her hand-built forms that seem to call out to be picked up and touched. A pottery class in 1959 started Thelma’s journey in clay. She pursued a career in adult education, and upon retirement, began taking classes in the SIAST Ceramics Program. A respected member of the Saskatoon Potters Guild, she takes her inspiration from nature. The harmony of pottery and nature is reflected her Raku and primitive pieces. An adventurer at heart, she can just as easily be found paddling on a remote river as pulling pots from a red-hot Raku kiln. Her pots grace the decor of many homes not only in Saskatchewan, but around the world.