Art and Soul
Robyn Williams (Willowcraft founder) was born and raised in rural Australia in Yorta Yorta country. After completing a Performing Arts and Education degree in Melbourne she travelled extensively in Asia and Europe. She lived and taught performing arts in Edinburgh Scotland for two years before coming to Vancouver in 2002. Here she completed her MA in theological studies with a focus on creative arts and embodiment spirituality. This period of study culminated in a solo ceramics show which formed the basis for her Master’s Thesis paper.
Robyn’s vision for Willowcraft ceramic tableware is simple; create high quality functional wear that people really want to use. Robyn sees that hospitality is so often at the center of culture, a shared meal, coffee with friends, or a good beer on a Friday after work, are the things we look forward to. We eat and drink together and share the experience of flavor and conversation. “Let’s bring beautiful vessels to the table” Robyn says “the culture of food and drink is so central to who we are as human beings that the way we serve it needs to reflect our love for who we share it with.”