Category Archives: Exhibition

Tommy Kakinuma, A Major Retrospective

 

Thomas Kakinuma, Peacock (detail), glazed ceramic, 1963. Photograph by Ken Mayer Studios, 2018

Thomas Kakinuma, Peacock (detail), glazed ceramic, 1963. Photograph by Ken Mayer Studios, 2018

The Ceramic Art of Thomas Kakinuma, January 24 to March 10, 2018.

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street, West Vancouver BC, V7V 3T2

604-925-7295

Opening Reception: January 23, 7 to 9 p.m.

The Ceramic Art of Thomas Kakinuma is the artist’s first substantial retrospective offering a rare opportunity to see works from public and private collections. The exhibition is organized by the West Vancouver Museum, in collaboration with the Kakinuma Family, Debra Evelyn Sloan, Dr. Carol E. Mayer, Allan Collier and Stacy Reynaud.

Panel Discussion: Thomas Kakinuma in Context on Saturday, February 10, 2 p.m.  Speakers: Debra Evelyn Sloan (ceramicist), Dr. Carol E Mayer (curator), Allan Collier (curator/collector) and Stacy Reynaud (collector)

 

 

 

Keith Campbell Exhibition: “50 Years in Clay: Still more to Say” at Jonathons, Sept. 14-30.

Keith Campbell. 2017. C/6 porcelain plate with photo stencil airbrushed, drawn, brushed, sgrafitto image with a clear glaze 35 cm wide

Keith Campbell. 2017. C/6 porcelain plate with photo stencil airbrushed, drawn, brushed, sgrafitto image with a clear glaze 35 cm wide

Keith Campbell  continues his commentary on Canadian history and politics with “TOASTING 150” celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with the portraits of the 23 Prime Ministers of Canada on porcelain toast. The works are part of a 50 years retrospective, “50 Years in Clay: Still more to Say“, at Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, ON, from Sept 14 to Sept 30th.

Enjoy Keith’s wit and commentary.

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.

 

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.

Debra Sloan, One Busy Lady

 

Sloan mek posterOver the past several months Debra Sloan has been non-stop. Honouree for Craft and Design for this year’s Mayor’s Art Award, she also had work at SOFA in Chicago in the MEK Gallery.

She was accepted into the Ceramics, Residencies, Exhibitions, Teaching and the Arts (C.R.E.T.A) – Rome residency, supported by the Hilda Gerson Award.

sloan gone roamingShe will be guest artist with the All Fired Up group in Victoria this spring, including a wood firing at Gordon Hutchen’s place on Denman Island. Currently she is also in the Best B4 Collective Exhibition, – Telling Stories.

Whew, I’m getting tired just writing this. Congratulations, Debra!

John Chalke: The Surface Tension Exhibition. An Invitation

John Chalke: Surface Tension Exhibition

John Chalke: Surface Tension Exhibition

If you are in Calgary from October 15 to December 19, 2015, you cannot afford to miss this exhibition at the Nickle Art Gallery, University of Calgary.

Curated by Michele Hardy and with a catalogue essay by Amy Gogarty, the show promises to be a much needed exploration into the ceramic art of that icon of Alberta ceramics, John Chalke.

“John Chalke’s ‘clay paintings’ are conceptual ceramic works that dance between sculpture and painting.  Inspired by the landscape of southwestern Alberta no less than its local clay, minerals, textures, and fissures, Chalke’s works are richly  textured.  Surface Tension draws on public and private collections from across Canada to explore the horses and cows, bottles and broken crockery, aerial views and archaeology of Chalke’s personal iconography”

Visit, learn, enjoy. And let me know how you liked the exhibition.

http://www.nickle.ucalgary.ca/exhibitions/item/john-chalke-surface-tension