For over forty years they have been a mainstay of Nova Scotia pottery. Although their work displays their individual interests and talents, it is always recognizable as their distinctive brand, Birdsall-Worthington pottery. Their earthenware works reach across many genres including functional, commemorative and jewellry.
Enjoy their story and let them know how much you appreciate their art and contribution to Canadian studio ceramics.
Alexandra McCurdy. Boxes at the Gardiner. January 2018.
Alexandra McCurdy. Boxes and Bowls at the Gardiner. January 2018.
Alexandra McCurdy. Bowls at the Gardiner. January 2018.
If you haven’t done it yet make sure you catch Alexandra’s exhibition and sale in the Gardiner Museum shop. Yes, that’s the shop! The works are classic McCurdy, including her iconic boxes and bowls. Alexandra has a long relationship with the Gardiner. In fact, 30 years ago, as the first artist displayed in the shop, Peter Gzowski opened her show, a huge success, and interviewed her on Morningside. She was, therefore, invited to be the January 2018 featured artist to celebrate the Gardiner shop’s 30 years of operation.
The exhibition and sale run for the month of January. A must see for collectors and McCurdy fans!
Carol is prolific potter and sculptor. Her works in raku and low -fire porcelain frequently incorporate other media. Though varied in style she displays an ongoing love for the sea: an underpinning theme for her explorations in media, design, and more recently, the cycle of creativity.
Carol is also greatly recognized for her teaching and organizing work in the province: the Halifax Studio School of Pottery, her links with NSCADU, and in the development of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council to name some highlights.
Enjoy the story of Carol Smeraldo’s career and a sampling of her creations,and please share your thoughts.
Alexandra McCurdy. The work representing Alexandra at the inductee exhibition. Blue Box with Copper Wire, with an accompanying wall piece. Size of the box is 13X13X13cm; the wallpiece is 19X19X19cm. Porcelain, wire and beads (as connectors) and copper wire. Photo: Steve Farmer.
Good news! Nova Scotia artist, Alexandra McCurdy has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts at its 35th RCA Annual General Assembly, Montreal, Quebec, May 14-17.
Congratulations, Alexandra! You can read more about Alexandra McCurdy RCA and her work on her page on this site.
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