Ceramics by Leighann Chalykoff
Find me on IG at @lc_yukon_ceramics
My ceramic work is inspired by my home, the Yukon territory in northwestern Canada. I draw inspiration from the forest floor, the dancing aurora, the migrating swans, the wildflowers and the spectacular wild Yukon River.
I've lived in the Yukon since 2005, and it has given me so much. So, it's important to me to give back to the community.
A portion of the proceeds from all my ceramic sales go to local charities. In 2020, I donated to the Whitehorse Food Bank, the Yukon Imagination Library and the Yukon Humane Society (where I found my best friend, a handsome husky named Gus).
In 2021, donations will go to the Whitehorse Food Bank, the Yukon Imagination Library, and the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society. They run the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line, which supports survivors at 1-866-925-4419.
The river has always been a source of fascination for me, both beautiful and terrifying. It’s full of contradictions—its colours, its beauty, its wildness, and its danger.