In January of 2019 I was visiting family in Guelph, so took the opportunity to interview potter Iris Dorton of Blue Iris Studios. Listen to the interview as we talk career changes, name homages, finding the right studio and more. Radio program will air Friday, February 15, 2019, and the podcast is up (links at the bottom of this post)!

Blue Iris Studios - Iris Dorton
Iris Dorton in her Guelph studio/shop © 2019 Iris Dorton

Iris makes pottery and jewellery:

Blue Iris Studios wall of mugs
Blue Iris Studios pottery includes full place settings
Blue Iris Studios jewellery combines clay and precious metal clay
Blue Iris Studios earrings of clay and precious metal clay
My new favourite of Blue Iris Studios pottery are the travel mugs!

Blue Iris Studios is located at 179 Woolwich St in Guelph, Ontario. Find more at, on facebook at blueirisstudios, or on instagram at @blueirisguelph.

Blue Iris Studios at 179 Woolwich St. in Guelph, Ontario

Click here for MP3 show archives.

Listen to the interview on Amherst Island radio on Friday, February 15 at 1pm (encore airing the following Wednesday at 6pm) or on the podcast (iTunes or GooglePlay) anytime.

All images © 2019 Lynn Wyminga unless otherwise noted. Images used with permission.