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.
Judy Blake. Saggar fired Vessel, 2005. 30 cm h x 28 cm w. White earthenware. This piece shows the lines from the ‘fuming’ of the copper wire on the shoulder.
Enjoy the elegant forms and birds and the dynamic surfaces of Canadian ceramist Judy Blake. Judy’s specialty is smoke firing in its many forms: naked raku, sawdust and saggar firing. Tucked away in Lincoln, NB, she is making her presence felt on the national and international scene.
Judy Blake by Jonathon Bancroft Snell. Frye Canadian Ceramist Collection.
Congratulations to Judy on a recently published book, titled “Judy Blake”! Written by Jonathon Bancroft-Snell the book describes the evolution of her ceramic birds as well as her trajectory from functional potter to ceramic artist to sculptor.
The book is available from the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, ON ( 1-519-434-5443) or from Botinicals in Fredericton, NB ( 1-506-454-6101).
Also, look for Judy’s page on this website in the early new year.