Yolande Clark


Yolande Clark was born in Vancouver and took her first pottery class at age 3. She studied piano and creative writing but fell in love with the extreme process of wood-firing in her mid-twenties, dedicating her life to the art of woodfire after an intense and immersive apprenticeship in fire and clay. Yolande lives with her husband, fellow ceramic artist Lee Horus Clark, and their six young children.

Yolande has travelled with her work throughout Canada and to the US and Europe and has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Eastern Canada, Toronto, Vancouver, and France. Her pieces are collected internationally, and one of her sculptural works, “Firebox Buddha”, resides in the permanent collection at the Burlington Arts Centre, Ontario.

A behind-the-scenes video of Yolande and Lee Horus Clark's life and work by Matt Brown