the potter

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

I'm responsible for creating the pottery, merch, illustrations 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 8 years serving and growing in Edmonton's inner city, working closely with Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+ and youth communities.  I spent a couple years as an outreach social worker and a couple running the visual art studio, running therapeutic art programming for youth experiencing homelessness, crisis, addiction, mental health struggles, etc.

Every person I worked with 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 and merch - 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. And I work a lil side gig at Fox Runner Tattoo in Edmonton!

I've been a painter for over 13 years, and a potter for 7! 

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