The artist behind Wild Cove Pottery is Michael Flaherty, originally from Clarenville, Newfoundland. After many years of working as an artist in other parts of Canada, Michael returned home to open his studio and shop in 2015. His location in Port Union allows him to be close to the sea, the land, and the forest, where his practice is strongly influenced by his proximity to nature. He often works outdoors digging clay, cutting wood, and collecting minerals for use in his glazes.

In addition to making pottery Michael maintains a practice as an experimental ceramic artist and sculptor. See more of his art at www.ceramicfundamentalist.com