Artist Biography

 Klara Bruelmann

December 15- February 14


Klara Bruehlmann has been a member of the Ottawa Guild of Potters for over 25 years, focusing on seasonal pieces that bring life to our summer gardens and Christmas festivities.  She is the winner of several recent awards, including People’s Choice award.   Early inspiration came from her first teachers, Richard Gill and Jim Thompson, and the many workshops offered through Ottawa and the surrounding areas.  An avid and dedicated teacher for many children in the Ottawa area for the past 16 years, her work is in no doubt also influenced by their curiosity and imagination. Klara’s playful pieces in a variety of clays are often touched with the notable influence of her Swiss heritage to combine memories from the heimatland with those of Canada.