Paula Murray continues to express her insights into the human condition with Compassion, “a response to the brokenness we witness” at the Centre Materia
395 boul. Charest Est, Quebec City, from September 8 – October 22, 2017. The opening is Friday, September 8th, 5-8 pm.
The delicacy, the fragility, the scale of Paula’s works are something truly to behold.
I have added a page on renowned Quebec ceramist and muralist Jean Cartier. Ironically less known outside of Quebec today he was a major and inspiring influence in ceramics, especially during the 1970s to the 1990s. His vision and techniques crossed stylistic and technical boundaries.
His contributions to studio ceramics and public art should be more widely recognized. I hope the page will help.
Amélie Proulx . Metaphores Mortes. Photo source: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery has announced that Amélie Proulx has won the 2016 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. The award will be presented at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery on November 12, 2016. The ceremony will feature a brief artist talk.
Amélie Proulx from Lévis, QC, is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with porcelain. She is interested in the possible shifts of meanings in language and in the perception of natural phenomena. She received a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal (2006) and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax (2010).
Her artwork has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Australia and France. In 2013, she received the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. She has participated in several residencies, notably at the European Ceramic Work Centre (The Netherlands, 2014) and the Guldargergaard International Ceramic Research Centre (Denmark, 2015). She teaches ceramics and visual arts at La Maison des métiers d’art de Québec and at Cégep de Sainte-Foy. She is represented by Galerie 3 in Quebec City.
Proulx has been chosen for the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. There she will research and produce a new body of work that will convey ideas of technological translations of ceramics.
Proulx will use the Shantz Award to prepare for this residency; she will generate 3D printed moulds at the artist-run centre La Chambre Blanche in Quebec City and CNC milled plaster moulds with Epic Welding in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
The award was juried by Laura Kukkee, Rory MacDonald and Aaron Nelson.
Proulx will receive $10,000. This prestigious national awards allows early career professionals to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that will advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in their careers.
The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by the Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.
About Winifred Shantz: The late Winifred Shantz was a driving force for the arts in Waterloo Region for more than 40 years. A successful ceramist, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, she was committed to finding ways to enable artists to reach their full potential.
About The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation: The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) improves the quality of life in Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding area, now and for generations to come, by building community endowment, addressing needs through grant making, and providing leadership on key community issues.
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery’s mission is to showcase the most innovative, influential contemporary Canadian ceramic, glass, and enamel artworks and to make them accessible to all through acclaimed exhibitions that address issues and themes relevant to our times, through an impressive selection of artworks in our Gallery Shop, and through intriguing public programs that engage, educate, and inspire.
For information about the Awards contact: William D. Poole, Executive Director, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery; firstname.lastname@example.org • 519.746.1882 x231
I have added a page on Val David, Quebec, ceramic sculptor, muralist and potter, Alain-Marie Tremblay.
His work spans over fifty years and includes the functional through to sculpture, tiles, architectural facades, murals and portals. His media include stoneware, porcelain and bétonique, the clay/concrete medium he developed.
His work has also been extensively recognized, exhibited and collected internationally yet he stays true to Val David to create his works.
J’ ai ajouté une page sur l’artiste majeur du Québec, Gaétan Beaudin. La page est en anglais .
Son nom apparaît sur les CV de la plupart des grands céramistes d’aujourd’hui. Son amour du milieu, sa recherche, son expérimentation, et son organisation, à un moment où les ressources sont rares, ont eu une influence majeure sur l’esthétique et la créativité de beaucoup de céramistes du Québec aujourd’hui. Il était un opiniâtre mais aussi un partage homme le plus .
Après 1982 les informations sur sa vie et travail devient plus clairsemée. Il ya encore beaucoup de recherches à faire sur cette période plus tard. Néanmoins, profiter de la lecture de sa vie et les pensées, et l’affichage d’une sélection de ses œuvres.
I have added a page on the major Quebec artist, Gaétan Beaudin. His name appears on the resumes of many of today’s major ceramists. His love of the medium, his searching, his experimenting, and his organizing, at a time when resources were few, have been a major influence on the aesthetics and creativity of many of Quebec ceramists today. He was an opinionated but also a most sharing man.
After 1982 the information on his life and work becomes more sparse. There is still more research to be done on this later period. Nonetheless, enjoy reading about his life and thoughts, and viewing a selection of his works
A new page on Gaspé, Quebec, artist, Enid Legros-Wise has been added to the website studioceramicscanada.com.
Enid’s extensive award winning career and forms of art are internationally recognized. Her explorations have taken her from almost miniature sizes to gallery-filling installations. She pioneered porcelain work in Quebec and has developed major, multi-media, ceramic-based exhibitions.
Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Connie Pike, Stan and Jean Clarke, Luke Lindoe, Brendan Tang, Gaetan Beaudin and many others.
For those of you in the National Capital Region from May 22 to July 19 be sure to visit artist Paula Murray‘s solo installation exhibition at the Maison de la culture de Gatineau,. The installation of porcelain works will explore Paula’s continuing interest in the universal principles of interconnectedness.
Paula Murray’s porcelain works reflect an inquisitive mind exploring the natural and the spiritual within the individual and within the group. Shells and shorelines, bowls and reeds are her literal subjects, as individuals or in groups. Within these forms she explores the forms and stresses, the cracks and pressures of surface and shape as porcelain and fibreglass are folded, pressed and stained. Her work displays effects ranging from an almost exact individual zoological precision to the subtle metaphorical individuality of surfaces and shapes within a grouping. Subtlety and contemplation are constants.
Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Ann Mortimer, Susan Collett, Enid Legros-Wise, Connie Pike, Les Manning, Stan and Jean Clarke and many others. Anyone who has memories or images of these artists they would be willing to share please contact me.