Ucluelet BC based artist Giovanni (Giovi) Corlazzoli has been creating in a diverse range of mediums for over 10 years. Primarily focusing on pottery today, but utilizing his experience in painting, photography, and printmaking, to bring new ceramic works to fruition.
Giovi’s work is influenced by the shoreline of the Pacific Northwest. Its vast and fluid assortment of plants and animals appear in his work frequently. The ever changing colours of the ocean throughout every season makes for an interesting subject to study.
As a 7 year old I would always be so excited for pottery day. I began learning in an old haunted shed that my town called “The Pottery Shack”. The whole building was made of dark wood paneling inside and out, and parts of the ceiling were falling down. However, there was a kiln, and some pottery teachers who were mostly happy to have us create our messy projects. After many years of pottery in the shack, I was hooked. I continued throughout high school, eventually learning how to throw on the wheel, two years at Camosun College, then returned to Ucluelet in 2015. After college I went on to renovate a space in my workshop to be a pottery studio. I am now operational and excited to be experimenting with all that pottery has to offer.