About Clay with Me
Owner and Founder Gabriela Mariana Angulo is a ceramic artist and educator. With a Ceramics and Visual Arts degree from Artes del Fuego College in her native Argentina, she subsequently became a professor teaching pottery for 10 years. She sold her creations throughout Argentina, earning a stellar reputation as a well-known and highly respected ceramist with a thriving business.
Moving to Toronto in 2010, she shared her passion with her daughter, teaching her and her daughter's classmates the art of pottery and artistic expression. Sharing her love and passion for the craft inspired her to open Clay With Me, so she could share her love for the creative process with all those who are creative at heart. She has established a nurturing environment for all to explore their imagination through this inspiring and creative outlet.
Toronto based artist Gracia Isabel is an honours Sheridan College graduate (Ceramics). A few of her exhibiting highlights include the Gardiner Museum: Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project (2019), Craft Ontario Gallery: The Body has Reasons which Reason Knows Not Of, 2019, The Embassy of Canada in Hungary: Muscle Memory Exhibit, 2018. She won the TOAE Best of Sculpture award in 2016. She is interested in exploring themes related to colonialism. Besides her artistic practice, Gracia Isabel currently works as a Ceramics instructor and technician.
Gracia Isabel Gomez Cantoya
Born in Cape Town, South Africa Noel and at a yong age made toys from materials in his environment. After completing high school, he registered for an Art Degree majoring in Ceramics and Sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He graduated in 1998.
He later opened his own ceramic studio in Cape Town teaching adults and making wares for special order, galleries, home décor shops and interior designers. He also worked as the production manager for Art in the Forest, a non-profit organisation providing art and ceramic classes to under privileged children. Noel has been involved in various trade shows and juried exhibitions such as the Emerging Creatives for the Design Indaba, Cape Town in 2011 and was a solo exhibitor at the same event in 2014. He was also part of a specially selected artisan collective making functional handmade ceramics for a South African retail store. Noel’s work was featured in 100% Design in Johannesburg and was part of a group exhibition at Objet & Maison in Paris in 2016. His work is in private collections in Milan, Berlin and Norfolk, Virginia.
Sabrina brings passion, creativity and joy to her classes. She has been a commercial photographer for decades and loves the technical side of the craft, often very different from the spontaneous and less mechanical aspects of clay.
Sabrina is also a Toronto yoga teacher who believes being on the pottery wheel is very much like being in meditation. This is what brought her keen interest in throwing and finding the healing and serene qualities in working with clay.
Sabrina brings her creativity and joy to her classes. She has worked in many technical areas of art and minored in sculpture at OCAD.
Embracing the meditative qualities of the pottery wheel, Sabrina brings her creativity and passion to inspire students.