Laurie Steinbach began her journey with clay eleven years ago at the Moose Jaw Pottery Club. After taking a couple of wheel and hand building courses each, she  began to practice at home on the weekends. While working full time as a teacher, raising kids, and helping on the Saskatchewan ranch Laurie fit clay in where she could. Four years ago Laurie and her husband relocated to an acreage east of Vulcan where she now has her own studio in their shop. When not working as a substitute teacher , she builds tiles and creates botanical lamps, plates, and wall art. She sculpts three dimensional critters, people and flowers. All of the inspiration from her work comes from the plants and animals of the prairies and from her garden. She uses a variety of clays along with a variety of colorants, from mid-fire glazes and underglaze to low-fire glaze, to oxides.

For Laurie a day without creating with clay  is like a day without sunshine.