Denise Jeffrey, a Burnaby-based ceramic artist, obtained a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1999, majoring in ceramics; she went on to establish a studio near Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The recipient of numerous awards, she has exhibited her work in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Washington State and British Columbia. After moving to British Columbia in 2009, Denise became involved with the ceramics community, serving as President of the Potters Guild of BC from 2012-2015. She joined the board of the North West Ceramics Foundation in 2012, serving as Vice-President from 2013- 2016 and as President from 2016-2018. Working in clay gives Denise a strong sense of fulfillment. While process and product are important elements, she also enjoys the way pots connect people. Denise has had the privilege to hear many stories about how her pieces become part of people’s daily lives or special events.