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Art historian, writer, website creator

Judy Blake Exhibition at Jonathons

Judy Blake. 2017.

Judy Blake. 2017.

One of two must see ceramics exhibitions, Judy Blake, For the Birds, is coming to the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, this Thursday, August 10th.

2017 judy blake for the birds poster jonathons email Judy will be showing a further flock of her signature bird sculptures.

The exhibition will run from August 10 to September 2, 2017.

Enjoy

Barbara Tipton Exhibition at Jonathons

Barbara Tipton. 2017. Solo Voyage.

Barbara Tipton. 2017. Solo Voyage.

One of two must see ceramics exhibitions, Barbara Tipton, is coming to the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, this Thursday, August 10th.

Barbara Tipton at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, August 10-September 2, 2017

Barbara Tipton at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, August 10-September 2, 2017

Barbara further explores her favoured cup and saucer theme, this time with hints of voyage, perhaps new venues.

The exhibition runs from August 10 to September 2, 2017. Enjoy.

 

Signatures, Marks, Chops

 

chops marks signatures post pic

Based on many of the enquiries I have received I am thinking about adding a section on ‘Signatures, Marks, Chops’ to the studioceramicscanada.com website. Would this be of interest and value to you, artists, collectors, readers and followers?

Let me know your thoughts by emailing me at studioceramicscanada@gmail.com or commenting below on this post.

Jean Cartier (1924-1996) Page Added To studioceramicscanada.com

Mature Jean Cartier

Mature Jean Cartier

I have added a page on renowned Quebec ceramist and muralist Jean Cartier. Ironically less known outside of Quebec today he was a major and inspiring influence in ceramics, especially during the 1970s to the 1990s.  His vision and techniques crossed stylistic and technical boundaries.

His contributions to studio ceramics and public art should be more widely recognized. I hope the page will help.

Jan and Helga Grove Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada

Jan and Helga Grove in their garden at Sooke Rd studio, c. 1970, photo by Karl Spreitz

Jan and Helga Grove in their garden at Sooke Rd studio, c. 1970, photo by Karl Spreitz

I have added a page on Jan and Helga Grove. Their training in Germany was intense and traditional but their work is so modern. Working out of the Victoria BC area  Jan and Helga brought a new view to traditions outside of the dominant Leach-Hamada tradition.

 

Their retrospective exhibition curated by Allan Collier at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria continues until until May 28, 2017. Catch it if you are in the region. Or obtain the 128 page hard cover catalogue if you want a lasting memory.

Carol Smeraldo Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

Carol Smeraldo today

Carol Smeraldo today

I have added a page on the Nova Scotia Artist, Carol Smeraldo.

Carol is prolific potter and sculptor. Her works in raku and low -fire porcelain frequently incorporate other media. Though varied in style she displays an ongoing love for the sea: an underpinning theme for her explorations in media, design, and more recently,  the cycle of creativity.

Carol is also greatly recognized for her teaching and organizing work in the province: the Halifax Studio School of Pottery, her links with NSCADU, and in the development of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council to name some highlights.

Enjoy the story of Carol Smeraldo’s career and a sampling of her creations,and please share your thoughts.