294 Harewood Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2Y9


My approach centres primarily on the polymorphic representation of the body in clay, a medium that is at once the cradle of humankind and its first medium of artistic expression.

My works draws on my thorough knowledge of anatomy, enriched by my experience as a dancer.

I seek to capture the ephemeral movement and fleeting emotion stemming from the balance, beauty and energy of the body.

This evolution is captured and evolves through space and projects the soul by playing with volumes, lines and compositions that border on abstraction and lead matter to defy gravity.

Most of them are unique, one of a kind, clay creations that have been kiln-fired up to four times. Some of my works are cast in bronze.

Their unique glaze is the result of intensive research that I have conducted on enamels, thus developing innovative combinations of minerals and oxides.

Joël A. Prévost

Phone: +1 (250) 797-8432
E-mail: info@joelaprevost.com

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Sculpting Workshop

Joël A. Prévost established a unique place in Nanaimo where you can learn from a professional artist all the steps and techniques of clay (or plastiline) sculpting from live models. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional seeking to improve your skills in anatomical rendering, you will appreciate the friendly and stimulating atmosphere of this sculpture school and the results you get with the dynamic and respectful teaching method of Joël A. Prévost, who encourages you to explore the possibilities of the medium and develop your own style. Additional information


Born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada in 1963, Joël A. Prévost spent a few years on Vancouver Island before moving to Nova Scotia to study Community Development. He continued his education and worked in Ottawa before returning to western Canada in the mid-80s.

Joël spent the next twenty years in British Columbia where he worked as a facilitator with non-profit organizations in planning and fundraising. This experience led him to become a promoter in music, the theatre and visual arts, as well as taking on the role as a producer for concerts, music series and cultural events. During this time he also learned how sculpt.

In 2006 Joël settled in Montréal where he established L’Atelier de Sculpture du Village. There he taught sculpture to students whose backgrounds encompassed related art fields such as cinema, the circus, 3D animation and video games. He also instructed visual artists seeking to perfect their skills in rendering the human form. Joël has recently relocated from Montréal and established the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, in British Columbia, a professional clay and plasticine sculpting studio. With 25 years’ experience as a sculptor, he currently teaches sculpting using life models, to students at all levels.

His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and China.

Joël's serving platters are the highlight of every event

Since we bought 2 sets of Joël’s serving platters and bowls, entertaining guests has become even more fun. They’re the highlight of every event!

– Connie R.
A special addition to brighten up any environment.

“I bought a work by Joel shortly after taking his course. My sculpture is a magnificent torso of clay, veiled in bronze dust, the model of which is the same sculptor of years ago. It is a unique object, of great charm and impact, both classic and modern that releases formidable energy. A special addition to brighten up any environment. “

– Anna G., Florence Italy

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