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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.