Rhoni Clarke is a studio potter and ceramic artist from Orillia, a small town in Northern Ontario. She made her way to Harrogate, Tennessee where she attended Lincoln Memorial University on a golf scholarship. Originally planning a career in mathematics, she was happily undone by just one Ceramic Arts course, and so proceeded to graduate cum laude with a BA (Art major, Math minor) in 2011.
She further pursued her passion for making with clay at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario in the Craft and Design- Ceramics program; graduating May 2014.
Rhoni has had the opportunity to advance her technical skill and concepts through scholarship-funded workshops as well as internships (2013 - Gleasonbrook Pottery in Wiarton, ON). After completing her studies in May 2014 she began work as a studio assistant with Scott Barnim in Dundas, Ontario at Scott Barnim Pottery.
Rhoni's work concerning tea sets and flower bricks that address relationship and memory have been exhibited at Sheridan College (Oakville, ON), Gardiner Museum (Toronto) and Make Works Gallery (Toronto). Her most recent solo installation My Work My Anxiety was at the Gardiner Museum in April 2015.
Rhoni currently lives in Port Sydney, Ontario where her family and her partner Dave provide ceaseless inspiration and support for her work.