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Vallance Studio produces high-quality, modern, and sturdy stoneware with a focus on functional pieces.
Working from our home studio in Saanich, each piece is hand crafted, kiln fired, glazed in our homemade
glazes and fired again to create a beautiful and durable finished product. Our collection ranges from
plates, bowls, mugs, and platters, to more artistic pieces including wall plaques, pendants and ornaments.
Our functional items are all microwave and dishwasher safe.
David Vallance was born in Clinton, BC and moved to Victoria, BC at a young age. He was raised in his
family’s production pottery studio, Vallance Pottery, and worked with his father, Bruce Vallance, for many
years. After leaving the pottery business to pursue a career with BC Ferries, David has spent 9 years
developing his role on the ships. Since retiring from the pottery business, Bruce has turned to his other
long time interests of painting and drawing. David began to miss using this lifelong trade and the creativeness of pottery. With the support of his partner, Alisha, they transformed a backyard shed in to a studio; loading it full of shelving, a wheel, and a kiln. Vallance Studio was founded in December 2017 with the first kiln load finished just in time for Christmas presents. Updated designs, new colours, and some familiar pieces from the old days, Vallance
Studio aims to create pottery for everyone, keeping designs simple, classic, and affordable.