Category Archives: Nova Scotia

Alexandra McCurdy. Last Days To Catch Her January Exhibition And Sale At the Gardiner Shop.

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 Smeraldo Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

Carol Smeraldo today

Carol Smeraldo today

I have added a page on the Nova Scotia Artist, Carol Smeraldo.

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 Elected to the RCA

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.

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.

Mackie and Kuzyk Scavengers and Scoundrels Exhibition, Halifax, to July 13th

Ray Mackie and Debra Kuzyk Exhibition to July 13

Ray Mackie and Debra Kuzyk Exhibition to July 13

If you are in Halifax before July 13th be sure to catch the latest exhibition, Scavengers and Scoundrels. by Ray Mackie and Debra Kuzyk at the Mary Black Gallery.

Or catch a glimpse of their colour, nature and whimsy  on urban wildlife at the Lucky Rabbit Pottery Facebook Page.

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