Category Archives: Ontario

Keith Campbell Exhibition: “50 Years in Clay: Still more to Say” at Jonathons, Sept. 14-30.

Keith Campbell. 2017. C/6 porcelain plate with photo stencil airbrushed, drawn, brushed, sgrafitto image with a clear glaze 35 cm wide

Keith Campbell. 2017. C/6 porcelain plate with photo stencil airbrushed, drawn, brushed, sgrafitto image with a clear glaze 35 cm wide

Keith Campbell  continues his commentary on Canadian history and politics with “TOASTING 150” celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with the portraits of the 23 Prime Ministers of Canada on porcelain toast. The works are part of a 50 years retrospective, “50 Years in Clay: Still more to Say“, at Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, ON, from Sept 14 to Sept 30th.

Enjoy Keith’s wit and commentary.

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.

 

Art Gallery of Burlington Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

Art Gallery of Burlington

Art Gallery of Burlington

I have added a short page on the Art Gallery of Burlington to The Collectors and Collections section of the site. The AGB is a major player in promoting, exhibiting and collecting Canadian ceramic artists. Check it out.

A Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Logo

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Logo

I have added a page on the premier Canadian public gallery devoted to ceramics, enamel and glass.

Galleries, permanent and study collections, the Winifred Schantz and RBC awards coordination, archives, a library, and community programs are available to researchers and the public.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is a must see stop for ceramic and glass enthusiasts and researchers.

Keith Campbell, Still Keeping Busy On Political Commentary And Ceramics in North Bay

Keith Campbell.

Keith Campbell. “Never Enough For The Duff”! 2015. Height 38 cm, C/6 Porcelain, oxidation, just bisque and then glaze firing, sculpted thrown airbrush stencil, drawn and painted with stains with a clear glaze.

Keith Campbell has a keen eye for political commentary and is keeping busy ensuring that ceramics in North Bay has a home.

His latest foray into political comment skewers the Senate spending scandals. Works on such subjects as Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin are merciless in their message and interpretation. The local CTV station has a 2 ½ minute video (ignore the unavoidable 33 second ad that precedes) interviewing Keith and showing examples of his past and most recent jabs at the body politic. Yet Keith is not a cynic. There is, rather, a puckish humour that has been expressed throughout his career. Keith extends the format of such works by including a figurative element on the top of what is almost a money wrapped drink can

But that is not all he has accomplished. The North Bay & area Potters Guild is now a reality. Along with Keith at the May 15 ribbon cutting ceremony are local politicians, administrators, and Emma Quinn of Craft Ontario. The very survival of ceramics in the North Bay area has been a a major concern of Keith’s, and now, ultimately, a successful base.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: VP Dermot Wilson, Pres. Keith Campbell, city councillor Jeff Serran, MP Jay Aspin, Executive Director of Craft Ontario Emma Quin, Geoff Richardson our landlord,and President of Canadore College George Burton with Amy and Manon holding the ribbon.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: VP Dermot Wilson, Pres. Keith Campbell, city councillor Jeff Serran, MP Jay Aspin, Executive Director of Craft Ontario Emma Quin, Geoff Richardson our landlord,and President of Canadore College George Burton with Amy and Manon holding the ribbon.

Well done, Keith! Also, check out Keith Campbell’s updated page on this site.

Susan Collett Meets Royalty in Canada House London

Susan Collett's Invitation to Canada House, London

Susan Collett’s Invitation to Canada House, London

Congratulations to Susan Collett! Her work is now also in  the new Canada House, London. As part of the occasion she will be meeting the Queen and duke of Edinburgh. Some invitation!

New Book On Keith Campbell’s Recent Social-Political Works

Keith With The New Book  On His Social-Political Works

Keith With The New Book On His Social-Political Works

The books on our ceramics artists just keep on coming!

“KEITH CAMPBELL” is a new book written by Jonathon Bancroft-Snell and published by  Ronald P. Frye & Company. This book is about Keith’s social-political clay works. Often comical and  irreverent the works are always seeking new truths in Keith’s inimitable style. Check out Keith’s page on this website.

Congratulations, Keith. Thank you Jonathon.