Meet Terri

The Little Red Door Clay Co. is owned by Nova Scotian artist Terri Buckland. Terri has been creating abstract earring art using polymer clay since 2018. Designs in The Classic Collection are inspired by the beautiful scenery of the Maritimes. They are hand-cut and hand-shaped. Designs in The Whimsy Collection change with the seasons and trends, and are created using original colour recipes, hand-shaping, molds, cutters and detailing tools.

Every piece of earring art is lovingly handcrafted in a seaside studio in St. Margarets Bay, where Terri resides with her wife and their furry children. Terri is a full time entrepreneur and the owner of two small businesses, The Little Red Door Clay Co. and Poplar Paper Co.


Hi! I’m Terri, creator and owner of The Little Red Door. Welcome to my online shop!

Things you find here are Love, expressed as art. I take inspiration for my designs from things I love. I especially love the beauty and scenery of the Maritime Provinces on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, my beloved home.

After moving to a beautiful renovated cottage on Whynaught's Cove with my wife Christine, I became inspired to create art. There was a lovely shed on the property with a red door. It just called for a hobby! I decided to use the shed as a studio, and named my first creative business after its likeness: The Little Red Door.

My main goal was to explore an urge I had to create. I started out painting furniture, as well as making abstract and watercolour art. 

In January 2018, I picked up clay for the first time, and it was magical! I felt deep resonance, like clay and I had been friends before. Out came a little abstract version of the village in Peggy's Cove, a neighborhood close to home I frequently walk. I turned it into a pair of earrings for myself and that's how my journey with clay began.

 “I believe in living life from a place of love and being as “you” as you possibly can be!”

 I’m also a truth seeker, meditation junkie, and spiritual growth student. My work as an artist grows and evolves as I do.

As part of the creative process, I strive to remain authentic, intuitive, and vulnerable.

I believe we should let what we love be what we do.

I love every part of my beautiful business. Thank you so much for stopping by!


Terri Buckland lives in St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia with her wife, daughter & furry children. She is a full time entrepreneur. She owns two small businesses, Poplar Paper Co. and The Little Red Door.

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