Category Archives: Contemporaries

Harlan House Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada Website

Harlan House today. From MUD, Hands, fire Exhibition, University of Manitoba. Photo: Mary Ann Steggles

Harlan House today. From MUD, Hands, fire Exhibition, University of Manitoba. Photo: Mary Ann Steggles

Porcelain master, Harlan House, now has a page on studioceramicscanada.com .

The page will surprise many with the variety of styles and subjects Harlan has produced for almost 50 years. His detailed carving, appliqué and sprigging are familiar; however, there are other deeper messages, opinions and forms in his work throughout his career. His subjects range from the detailed life and beauty in his garden to frustration with the global economy and our “big box” life.

He is open in his thoughts, words and experience. His own website and blog are further testaments to his generosity.

Enjoy.

 

John Chalke Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

John Chalke. Five Circles (Detail), 2012. 36 x 41 x 5 cm. Hand built, altered, layered multiple glazes, multiple firings (cone 05-04). Photograph: Barbara Tipton

John Chalke. Five Circles (Detail), 2012. 36 x 41 x 5 cm. Hand built, altered, layered multiple glazes, multiple firings (cone 05-04). Photograph: Barbara Tipton

I have added a page on ceramist John Chalke. I think you will find not only familiar but also lesser known details about John and his art.

Many thanks are owed to Barbara Tipton for her generous support.

Enjoy the page.

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!

Tom Smith Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

Tom Smith. Small stoneware pot with a bronze lid, nd. 10.2. h x12.7 w cm. Collection Judy Blake.

Tom Smith. Small stoneware pot with a bronze lid, nd. 10.2. h x12.7 w cm. Collection Judy Blake.

Tom Smith Strathbutler Award 1992

Tom Smith Strathbutler Award 1992

Teacher, early social activist, and ceramist, Tom Smith moved through many careers and activities to become one of the most respected ceramic artists of New Brunswick. Enjoy the journey through his life and art.

By the way, if you have pictures and stories about Tom you would like to share, contact me via the comment section below.

Debra Sloan And Her Ceramics. A New Page Published On Studio Ceramics Canada

Debra Sloan with her work

Debra Sloan with her work “Shall I Be Mother?”

A page on that powerhouse of energy, and award winning artist, Debra Sloan, has been added to the studioceramicscanada.com website.

Mobile Girl – with Dead Battery, 2015. L15 x H13 x D10 cm. Porcelain and telephone wire, modeled. Photo E.A.Clarke

Mobile Girl – with Dead Battery, 2015. L15 x H13 x D10 cm. Porcelain and telephone wire, modeled. Photo E.A.Clarke

Debra’s babies, dogs and horses are familiar to many. Her press moulded and slip cast figures sometimes entertain but mostly challenge the viewer’s assumptions and attitudes through their poses, gestures, surfaces and expressions.

In addition to her art she has exhibited and traveled internationally and has also researched and documented the history of the development of studio ceramics in British Columbia.

Enjoy this page and let Debra know how much you appreciate her art. You can also see more about her on her own website  http://www.debrasloan.com/ .

Breaking news: Last week Debra was awarded  the biannual Hilde Gerson Award by the Craft Council of BC. Congratulations, Debra!

Peter Powning. Only a Few Days Left to Catch his Recent Artwork Exhibition

Glyph Arch Branch Vessel Ceramic, cast bronze and glass. 19" w x 10.5" deep x 29" h Peter Powning

Peter Powning. Glyph Arch Branch Vessel. Ceramic, cast bronze and glass. 19″ w x 10.5″ deep x 29″ h.

If you haven’t seen it yet go see Peter Powning’s most recent exhibition organized by the the Sandra Ainsley Gallery and the New Brunswick Museum.

Peter, a mainstay of the New Brunswick ceramic field, has been integrating other media into his  sculptures for many years.

Works such as his Glyph Arch combines the fire-based media of ceramic, cast bronze and glass.

Connie Pike Page Added To the Studio Ceramics Canada Website

Connie Pike Today

Connie PikeToday, Her APA Portrait

A page on Alberta ceramist Connie Pike, https://studioceramicscanada.com/connie-pike/, has been added to the website studioceramicscanada.com. Connie has been a key presence in Alberta since the late 1970s and is still going strong. Enjoy the history, images and text on her extensive production and art work.

This page has been underway for a long, long, long time. With classic timing I connected with Connie last year,  the very day High River, Alberta, was hit by extensive flooding.  Pike studios has well recovered. Connie has been most patient.