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Artist Statement

Challen creates multi-media images and ceramics which are often inspired by nature. These Positively Petite images are about appreciating little moments in the day. The subjects range from a cat’s antics to the sunny spiral on an ocean-misted snail or the fleeting moment when a bird lands on a patient girl’s outstretched hand. The works are embellished photographs mounted on wooden cradle panels with edges wrapped in handmade paper.


Challen Pride-Thorne is a Coquitlam-based eclectic maker, alternating from multi-media drawings and embellished photographs to pottery. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of Calgary. Professionally, she has over 20 years of experience as a creative and client-focused graphic designer. In 2013, she and her sister enrolled in a Place des Arts ceramic course. She has been connected to PdA since then – developing her pottery skills and contributing as a volunteer.

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