Stewart Jacobs, Squamish Nation. Stewart was born in 1958 and raised in North Vancouver, BC into the Squamish Nation.
He first started to carve with Fred Baker and learned from the other old masters. Stewart’s first throw was in 1979 when he was in high school. He passed by the pottery class and took a keen interest in what was being produced there. He enrolled in the class and his teacher encouraged him to put his Native designs on the pottery and he hasn’t looked back since.
In 1986, Stewart formed the Free Spirit Pottery and has since concentrated on the ceramic art. Aside from vases of all sizes, bowls, and plates, he also makes lamps, using ceramics as a bottom. Stewart’s pottery is held in many private collections all over the world as many galleries carry his pottery. Stewart has become well known for brilliant colors and unique designs. Every pot that he throws has a very uplifting and unique quality which is enjoyed by all as each piece is an original work of art. Stewart’s pottery has earned positive recognition in different art show that he has been involved in.
When he isn’t busy working with the pottery he enjoys playing in a rock and roll band. Stewart is also very involved in sports as well and loves to teach children in his community.