Albert Munro


Albert participated in the ART! UP THERE! #1 spring art show & sale on Mother’s Day Weekend in Port McNeill … here he is with artist wife Yvonne Maximchuk

Albert Munro, born in 1945, spent most of his working life as a fisherman. He moved to Echo Bay, on Gilford Island in 1986 with artist Yvonne Maximchuk where they began to build their seaside art retreat. An early interest in ceramics blossomed in 2001 when Albert began to take lessons from Yvonne. He rapidly mastered basic throwing techniques and began to develop his distinctive style of large, deeply footed, thin walled porcelain vessels. Albert designed and built a free standing propane fired downdraft kiln. He and Yvonne collaborate on many pieces with Yvonne hand painting cobalt decorative designs on Alber’s wheel thrown white porcelain vessels. Albert is currently engrossed in exploring the limits of fine porcelain clay, creating raku roosters and developing glazes from local materials such as wood ash and clays from nearby creeks. He has a devoted and growing group of fans eagerly awaiting the next load.

Contact Albert Munro or Yvonne Maximchuk at Echo Bay, Simoom Sound, B.C. V0P 1S0 or go online to Yvonne’s website,