Category Archives: Quebec

Paula Murray Exhibition: Compassion, Sept. 8 – Oct. 8, 2017

Paula Murray. Compassion Exhibition Poster

Paula Murray. Compassion Exhibition Poster

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.

Jean Cartier (1924-1996) Page Added To

Mature Jean Cartier

Mature Jean Cartier

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 wins the 2016 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.


Amelie Proulx. Metaphores Mortes. Photo source: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

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; • 519.746.1882 x231

Alain-MarieTremblay Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

tremblay portrait young website v af4a0fb2173213fc-Alain1I 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.

Enjoy the life and work of Alain-Marie Tremblay.

Gaetan Beaudin ajouté au site Web Studio Céramique Canada

Gaetan Beaudin 1967

Gaetan Beaudin 1967

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.

Gaetan Beaudin Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada Website

Gaetan Beaudin 1967

Gaetan Beaudin 1967

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

Susan Collett in the Cameleon Exhibition, Galerie McClure, Montreal, Oct. 3-25

Susan Collett. FLURRY, 24"W x 14"H x 14"D. in the Cameleon Exhibition, Montreal, Oct. 3-25, 2014

Susan Collett. FLURRY, 24″W x 14″H x 14″D. in the Cameleon Exhibition, Montreal, Oct. 3-25, 2014

If you happen to be in Montreal October 3-25, Susan Collett and others will be in the show Caméléon, curated by Jean Pierre Larocque. Vernissage Oct. 2.

Full exhibition details are in the invitation below.

Cameleon Exhibit Invitation

Cameleon Exhibit Invitation


Enid Legros-Wise RCA: Page Added To Studio Ceramics Canada

Enid Legros Wise, Hope Town, June  2011.  © JFBérubé

Enid Legros Wise, Hope Town, June 2011. © JFBérubé

A new page on  Gaspé, Quebec, artist, Enid Legros-Wise has been added to the website

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.

Paula Murray Exhibition: ConnectionXConnexion May 22 to July 19 2014

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Click on the image to enlarge

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.

Artist Paula Murray Page added to studio website

Paula Murray

Paula Murray

A new page on the Meech Lake artist, Paula Murray, has been added to the website

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.