Category Archives: Alberta

Barbara Tipton Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada

 

 

I have added a page on Barbara Tipton. For over three decades Barbara has explored the theme of cups, saucers and teapots in a unique and instantly recognizable style. What Barbara can do to a subject that is so often taken for granted will take your breath away!

Also included, providing a strong contrast, is a sampling of Barbara’s functional pottery.

Enjoy the page and let Barbara know you how much you admire her work.

Les Manning Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada

 

Les Manning. 2007. Sun Up/Sun Down . Laminated stoneware, porcelain with celadon glaze, sandblasted. 18.5 x 25 x 21 cm. Collection: Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Les Manning. 2007. Sun Up/Sun Down . Laminated stoneware, porcelain with celadon glaze, sandblasted. 18.5 x 25 x 21 cm. Collection: Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

I have added a page on Les Manning, artist, teacher, mentor to so many.  I hope the page gives you insights into Les the man, as well as Les the artist.

Les Manning. 2011 Carnival. 46 x 32 x 40 cm. Photo: Dianne and Cecil Finch.

Les Manning. 2011 Carnival. 46 x 32 x 40 cm. Photo: Dianne and Cecil Finch.

Les Manning’s roots are small town Alberta. His life has encompassed the world. Many can recognize his signature style of  mountain landscapes but his most recent works in the Common Opposites exhibition are pure Les Manning, free to be himself.

Enjoy the page. Let me know what you think.

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.

 

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.

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

Walter Dexter RCA Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada

Young Walter Dexter

Young Walter Dexter

I have added a page on Walter Dexter RCA to the website studioceramicscanada.com .

Dexter was an artist who moved from the the influences of Luke Lindoe and Bernard Leach, through the raku inspiration of Americans Hal Riegge and Paul Soldner, to his own signature “Torso” works and their recognizable style. His journey took him from Alberta, to Europe and eventually to British Columbia.

Enjoy his journey.