Tag Archives: Alberta ceramics

Barbara Tipton Page Added to Studio Ceramics Canada



I have added a page on Barbara Tipton. For over three decades Barbara has explored the theme of cups, saucers and teapots in a unique and instantly recognizable style. What Barbara can do to a subject that is so often taken for granted will take your breath away!

Also included, providing a strong contrast, is a sampling of Barbara’s functional pottery.

Enjoy the page and let Barbara know you how much you admire her work.

John Chalke: The Surface Tension Exhibition. An Invitation

John Chalke: Surface Tension Exhibition

John Chalke: Surface Tension Exhibition

If you are in Calgary from October 15 to December 19, 2015, you cannot afford to miss this exhibition at the Nickle Art Gallery, University of Calgary.

Curated by Michele Hardy and with a catalogue essay by Amy Gogarty, the show promises to be a much needed exploration into the ceramic art of that icon of Alberta ceramics, John Chalke.

“John Chalke’s ‘clay paintings’ are conceptual ceramic works that dance between sculpture and painting.  Inspired by the landscape of southwestern Alberta no less than its local clay, minerals, textures, and fissures, Chalke’s works are richly  textured.  Surface Tension draws on public and private collections from across Canada to explore the horses and cows, bottles and broken crockery, aerial views and archaeology of Chalke’s personal iconography”

Visit, learn, enjoy. And let me know how you liked the exhibition.


Wild! New Work by Connie Pike and Friends in the Blue Rock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta, April 11-30, 2015

Connie Pike at Wild Exhibition, Blue Rock Gallery April 11-30

Connie Pike at Wild Exhibition, Blue Rock Gallery April 11-30

Connie Pike is exhibiting new looking work in a an exhibition with fellow artists Mady Thiel-Kopstein and Darlene Swan.
The exhibition will be at the Blue Rock Gallery, 110 Centre Ave. W., Black Diamond, AB, opening Saturday April 11, 4-7 pm.

Connie Pike Page Added To the Studio Ceramics Canada Website

Connie Pike Today

Connie PikeToday, Her APA Portrait

A page on Alberta ceramist Connie Pike, https://studioceramicscanada.com/connie-pike/, has been added to the website studioceramicscanada.com. Connie has been a key presence in Alberta since the late 1970s and is still going strong. Enjoy the history, images and text on her extensive production and art work.

This page has been underway for a long, long, long time. With classic timing I connected with Connie last year,  the very day High River, Alberta, was hit by extensive flooding.  Pike studios has well recovered. Connie has been most patient.