Surrounded by acres of orchards and vineyards, artisans Ron and Barb Zimmerman draw inspiration for their work from the shifting kaleidoscope of autumnal beauty that unfolds beyond the doors of their home studio in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Since opening Lakeside Pottery a quarter-century ago in the Canadian countryside, they have developed a loyal following of customers around the globe.
Stoneware vessels shaped and glazed by the couple evoke the hues of their environment—from the deep blues of Lake Ontario to the vibrant shades of green and gold that render the area’s fall foliage such a wonder to behold. With deft use of color, eye-catching silhouettes, and inventive decorative motifs, each collection produced here bears the unmistakable touch of masterful hands.
Above, artisan and entrepreneur Ron Zimmerman demonstrates his expertise and patience in fashioning a large piece. View his creations on his website.
To discover more intriguing destinations in this picturesque Canadian hamlet, see “Niagara-on-the-Lake: Autumn in Ontario,” on page 21 of the October 2015 issue of Victoria magazine.