Bienvenue à La Gadoue, my name is Maxine!
I've made my home and small studio in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada, which is traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. The Algonquin peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial and I am grateful to have the opportunity to create and live on this land.
I steal away to my home studio and make each piece with the highest hopes that it brings joy wherever it ends up. This journey is a new one... have patience with me while I learn my craft.
Why La Gadoue? It's pretty simple. It's the french word for slush, mud, slurry, muck. It's quirky, my pottery is quirky, and I'm quirky. It works!
Thanks for stopping by.