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.
Ann Mortimer at her “Umbrella Escapade” Exhibition.
A new page on Newmarket, Ontario artist, Ann Mortimer has been added to the website studioceramicscanada.com.
Ann’s extensive body of work and long career has spanned the world. Her porcelain works mine the potential of themes from spheres and “bird, bud and fish” forms to plates, cups and umbrellas. In addition, her tireless efforts on behalf of the ceramic world have influenced, students, major artists and organizations around the world.
Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Susan Collett, Enid Legros-Wise, Connie Pike, Les Manning, Stan and Jean Clarke, Luke Lindoe, Brendan Tang and many others.
Anyone who has memories or images of these artists they would be willing to share please contact me.
Things are moving in North Bay. Under the leadership of Keith Campbell a new group is in the process of getting together. After Canadore closed its pottery studio local potters are taking the initiative to keep things alive. The following is a press release for their “first ever” AGM written in Keith’s inimitable style.
Press Release for the North Bay and Area Potters Guild
The North Bay Potters Guild is having their first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM), being held Thursday, March 27 at 7 pm at 150 Oak St West.
This is not going to be a boring, horrible experience, but will be fun and informative with cup cakes being served and a draw for a Keith Campbell porcelain covered jar worth $250. And, last but not least, we are going on a field trip down the street to the new home of the North Bay and Area Potters Guild at 128 Oak St East. We will then take photographs to celebrate this historical event. You will also learn how to become part of this incredible group! We will answer all your questions about the different levels, and the costs. When the renovations are complete, when we will open our doors for business. We will also present our financial budget at that time.
We are North Bay’s newest arts and cultural group in the downtown area and we have plans for classes, sales, exhibits and partnerships with the other arts and cultural groups in the city. We are working to make the City of North Bay an arts and cultural center.
studioceramicscanada.com has just published a new page on the iconic artist Ruth Gowdy McKinley. Much of the page is based on an interview I conducted with Ruth, December 8, 1980. Much help was also provided by her daughter, Lauren McKinley Renzetti. Thank you Lauren.
Click on the link above and enjoy the page, the images and the passion of a great ceramist.
I have added links to one of the most important and oldest retails suppliers to ceramists. They also have an extensive collection of Canadian Studio Ceramics. Check out the new page The Pottery Supply House.
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.