Category Archives: Canada General

Peter Rupchan, Potter. A new page on

Peter Rupchan With His Pottery

Peter Rupchan With His Pottery

Welcome to a new page on Peter Rupchan was a Ukrainian-Saskatchewan potter who typifies  the pioneer spirit, hardiness and passion of this early phase of 20th century Canadian history. His resourcefulness, creativity and stamina would give pause to most of us as to how easy we have it today. If anyone knows of other images to add to the gallery please contact me.

Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Ruth Gowdy Mckinley. Enid Legros-Wise, Paula Murray, Hansen-Ross, Connie Pike, Stan and Jean Clarke and many others. Anyone who has memories or images of these artists they would be willing to share please contact me.

New Artist Page: Alexandra McCurdy

Alexandra McCurdy, 2011

Alexandra McCurdy, 2011

A new artist page has been added to the website. Alexandra McCurdy is a Halifax, Nova Scotia, artist. Her work is strongly autobiographical using themes from feminism and her own personal history to produce mysterious and symbolic forms, spaces and surfaces. Enjoy reading about her life, her thoughts and, of course, her work

Keith Campbell Page Update

Keith Campbell's Chop Mark

Keith Campbell’s Chop Mark

I have updated Keith Campbell’s page with a new chop mark and a copy of the face of his business card. I am always trying to keep the site as current as possible. Chops, marks, signatures are items on which I receive a goodly number of enquiries. It seem to be a subject of great interest to collectors.

A new page “About Barry Morrison” added

Barry Morrison

Barry Morrison

Due to popular demand I have added a page that gives a bit of a history on myself. I was able to also find a few pictures to bring the words to life. Enjoy  About Barry Morrison

We’ve gone live!

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Elaine Harrison, Monika Smith, Barry Morrison, Alice Switzer, Darlene Swan at the APA conference "Off Centre" Calgary, May 10-11, 2013

Elaine Harrison, Monika Smith, Barry Morrison, Alice Switzer, Darlene Swan at the APA conference “Off Centre” Calgary, May 10-11, 2013

Read through the sampling of pages created to get a feel for where we are going. There will be many more pages to come. Some of the pages we are working on will give you an idea of where we are going over the next several months and years: Les Manning, John Chalke, the Deichmanns, Peter Rupchan, Gaetan Beaudin. Alain Tremblay, Phil and Alice Switzer, Connie Pike, Peter Powning, Tim Worthington, Pam Birdsall, Ann Mortimer, Robin Hopper, the Selfridges, Jack Sures, Alexandra McCurdy, Carol Smeraldo, and many more!

Unlike a book or an article the site will be ever-evolving, updated and accessible to other ceramists, to collectors, curators, gallery owners, auctioneers and the buying public. A currently existing page can be updated or revised as new information becomes available. Power to the internet!

If you would like to be included by having a page on the site just contact me at We can then talk to discuss how best to get your career, your work and images on the internet. There should be no cost to you apart from the bit of time to talk, correspond and share pictures. The site will complement your own website (if you have one) not replace it. Your presence and accessibility can only be enhanced by expanding your internet presence.

If you would like me to come and speak to your group or at an event, contact me and we can work out a plan.

Join your fellow artists and collectors, and me in this exciting adventure. We have only just begun!