Saskatchewan potter Suzanne Page plate

Whether it’s locally sourced meat or clay to make dishes, local ingredients are the heart of pretty much every Indigenous culinary and food business in Alberta.

Saskatchewan potter Suzanne Page, inspired by her heritage and the prairies, uses calming clay to create works that reflect the resilience of the buffalo.

Photo Credit: Suzanne Page / Moonstone Creation

Suzanne Page Pottery at Moonstone Creation

“Clay is tactile and the smell of the earth is so calming for me,” she says, adding that her work is inspired by “the vast landscape of the prairies and the history of the survival of the buffalo,” says potter Suzanne Page.

A member of Saskatchewan’s Mistawasis Nehiyawak First Nation, Page started working with clay in high school in Calgary in 1977. Inspired by her Plains Cree and Métis heritage, she studied ceramics at Red Deer College and has shown her work in Canada, China and France. She now lives in Medicine Hat, where Western Canada’s famous Plainsman Clay comes from — and, of course, she uses it in her work. Find her plates and bowls in Calgary Moonstone Creation.

Suzanne Page Pottery at | $60-$120