Artist Statement

When working with clay, I don’t have a defined direction. Most of my work is experimental which means that I don’t stay with one direction long enough for my work to be identified as my signature. I can start a project one day, and deviate the next, going in a different course.

The work of my peers inspires me to try other avenues of technique when working with clay. For example, I may begin creating a sculpture one day, and the next, I can find myself sitting at my wheel throwing mugs. Other days can see me fabricating a mold that will allow me to create the perfect bowl form. Or I may find myself working with my brushes, allowing my inner self to push the boundaries of the three-dimension form that is on my workbench in front of me.

I want to gain recognition for my efforts, not necessarily for monetary gain, but for the satisfaction that I created something that the public enjoy, and wishes to own. I make art for the joy of filling the world with objects that I create, and that I feel are beautiful.

 As a visual artist who slips in and out of the functional world, I continue to research the experimental glaze arena, dabbling in the painting process, and playing in the modeling and sculpting disciplines. Each day, I allow my feelings to decide where I will go with clay-art, and what a fulfilling journey it is.


photo of meI have recently started to enjoy making sculpture. My latest project is working with the Serge Borassa bronze foundry located at St-Robert, Quebec; just out side of Sorel. I am awaiting my latest series of bronze pieces.

The major difficulty working with bronze sculptures is finding a place in the studio where one can use wax and plaster without contaminating the workspace for clay art..


My Biography:  Terrance Frank Lazaroff served 32 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. Tthough I have practiced my art since middle school, retiring as a Major in the Logistic Branch. He attended University during his spare time studying Fine Arts.
Shows, Exhibitions and Festivals::  I became a professional artist in 1988 after graduating from University.  Thus my show record is not extensive.  Nevertheless, I use every opportunity to display my work.  information about my show record is available.
Affiliations and Organizations:
The military required individuals to participate in community activities and this training carried over into my new civilian activities.  I believe that one must participate in order to make change.  More information about my affiliations is available.
Publications and Conferences:
My experience in China has given me the opportunity to speak in public about life and craft in China.   I have also published three journals for 1001POTS. I presently write a Blog and I do dabble in poems and fiction short stories.  More information about this side of my life is available.