Geoff Searle is a professional potter and studio artist specializing in pit-fired burnished pieces in a full range of colourful hues and intriguing designs. His work is featured in several galleries at Granville Island, White Rock, Vancouver Island and Alberta. Geoff attended the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC, and concentrated mainly on producing functional stoneware and porcelain items at that time, and over the years, developed his own techniques to produce one-of-a kind raku and pit-fired pieces. As well, he has designed and built downdraft kilns for large production work, burners for high-fire kiln use, and portable raku kilns, all of which are being built and used throughout BC and other areas in Canada. Throughout his career, his work has been exhibited in various galleries in BC, Alberta, Ontario and the United States. Geoff has taught at many workshops featuring various topics relating to clay, glaze techniques, design, kiln-building and pit-firing. Geoff continues to work full-time in his studio located in rural Langley, where he resides with his wife, an assortment of visiting neighbourhood cats and a pair of resident crows, named Russell and Cheryl.