the potter

Oh hello! I'm Brin Steeves, the lady behind Oil & Birch Ceramics

I'm responsible for creating the pottery and all the content you see throughout my social media and website! As of 2020 this creative venture is my full time work, thanks to people like you buying and sharing my work. I can't express how much your ongoing support means to me, I never imagined paying my bills with ceramics!

I'm an advocate and trained social worker. I spent the last 7 years serving and growing in Edmonton's inner city, working closely with Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+ and homeless youth. They've helped me as much as I've helped them, and I'll continue to do what I can to serve those communities. My trauma informed practice is what inspires my "strengths-based ceramics" - striving to help others see their super powers.

 Another core part of my identity is being a active member of Edmonton's queer, art, tattoo, and alternative/hardcore music communities. I work a lil side gig as a shop hand at Fox Runner Tattoo shop in Edmonton. Pushing broom, shooting the shit, and learning from amazing tattooers!

I've been a painter for over 12 years, and a potter for 6! 

Interested in learning more about me, and my behind the scenes process? follow me on instagram! @oilandbirch