I first became interested in pottery after taking a class at the Kingston Potter's Guild in 1990 while studying at Queen's (Philosophy). After several years as a dedicated hobby potter I decided to pursue a full time career in clay.
Professional Potter Marc Lemieux attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver from 1995-1998. After graduating with a BFA and Diploma in Studio Ceramics, he returned to Kingston to establish his studio. Lemieux spent the first year hunkered down in his parents' basement, tracking down used equipment and establishing relationships with galleries to carry his work. In 1999, Lemieux officially opened Black Dog Pottery.