Deschamps has been working as a ceramic artist for over 20 years.
After finishing her collegial studies in Visual Arts and Community
Recreational Leadership, she began a three-year studio apprenticeship
in Brazil, working with local potters and firing at brick factories.
Working alongside a cottage industry and influenced by Brazilian
arts and crafts, pre-Colombian and African art she developed her
own style of which her contemporaries sometimes refer to as: "organic
Credited with several solo and group shows here and abroad as well
as recipient of study and travel grants, she has worked in Brazil,
Japan and Europe. She maintains an active studio production in Montreal.
The Lila of Clay workshop embodies her talents as a teacher and
Ceramics and sculpture, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
1979-75 Apprenticeship, ceramic studio production, Arrial do Cabo,
1974-71 Community Recreational Leadership Dawson College, Montreal,
Independent Studies Mosaic Visual Arts, Dawson College, Montreal,
1990 Video with Josef Rabakowsky, Videographe inc, Montreal, Que.
1989 Clay sculpture with Guido Marini, Montreal, Quebec.
1982 Ceramic production with Annelise Poulluzi, Recife, Brazil
1981-80 Ceramic production with Alain Gerish, The Pottery, North
Creates Lila of Clay workshops, Montreal, Quebec.
1996-94 Ceramic teacher, private studio, Montreal, Quebec.
1995-94 Drawing studio, Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.
Open studio, Montreal, Quebec
1999 Le Bon Objet, Gallery Luz, Montreal, Que.
1997 Vases and Drawings, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal,
1996 Statuettes Gallery Art 8, Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
1992 Sex Pots, Gallery Pink, Montreal, Quebec.
1990 Mana, Gallery Pink, Montreal, Quebec.
1999 Circonscription du Vide, Gallery B312, Montreal, Qubec.
1997 8th National Ceramic Biennale, Trois-Rivières,
1994 Containment, Canadian Glass and Clay Gallery, Waterloo,
1983 Short term grant, Canada Council, Ottawa
1982 Travel grant, Ministry Intergovernmental Affairs, Quebec
1981 Short term grant, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Quebec.