Category Archives: Heads Up

Alexandra McCurdy. Last Days To Catch Her January Exhibition And Sale At the Gardiner Shop.

If you haven’t done it yet make sure you catch Alexandra’s exhibition and sale in the Gardiner Museum shop. Yes, that’s the shop! The works are classic McCurdy, including her iconic boxes and bowls. Alexandra has a long relationship with the Gardiner. In fact, 30 years ago, as the first artist displayed in the shop, Peter Gzowski opened her show, a huge success, and interviewed her on Morningside. She was, therefore, invited to be the January 2018 featured artist to celebrate the Gardiner shop’s 30 years of operation.

The exhibition and sale run for the month of January. A must see for collectors and McCurdy fans!

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.

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 website. Would this be of interest and value to you, artists, collectors, readers and followers?

Let me know your thoughts by emailing me at or commenting below on this post.

Curiator and Artsy. Any Ceramic Artists or Collectors Interested?

Curiator logo

Curiator logo

Artsy logo

Artsy logo

I have just received a post from CHIN, the Canadian Information Heritage Network that discusses two new sites that might be of interest to Canadian ceramists and collectors who want a wider visual presence on the internet.

The CHIN page has a pretty complete description of the pros and cons of a new site called Curiator. But the CHIN page also mentions  a slightly older (2013) site, Artsy, and even the “old” standby Pinterest. Generally images can be posted and shared. On all three setting up an account is required

Curiator bills itself as the world’s biggest art collaboratrive; Artsy states its mission is “to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection,  a resource for art collecting and education”. Although the sites give a first impression of being devoted to “Fine Art” there are sections for contemporary ceramics.

Check them out at the links above and let me know if you think they are worthwhile.