Dawn Hackett Burns modules; Photo credit: Karen Thiessen, 2013
I've been watching the development of Dawn Hackett-Burns' ceramics practice for several years. She learned her craft under the tutelage of Colleen O'Reilly and for a while her work was heavily influenced by her teacher. When I saw the above ceramic modules, I knew that Hackett-Burns was coming into her own style, and what an exciting development! I'm a sucker for modular work, pattern, and the colour blue – so I couldn't resist snapping up a trio of her modules. They are almost 2" deep by 2" in diameter and you can buy them in a variety of colours and patterns at the gorgeous Art Gallery of Hamilton Annex on James Street North.