Over the past several months Debra Sloan has been non-stop. Honouree for Craft and Design for this year’s Mayor’s Art Award, she also had work at SOFA in Chicago in the MEK Gallery.
She was accepted into the Ceramics, Residencies, Exhibitions, Teaching and the Arts (C.R.E.T.A) – Rome residency, supported by the Hilda Gerson Award.
She will be guest artist with the All Fired Up group in Victoria this spring, including a wood firing at Gordon Hutchen’s place on Denman Island. Currently she is also in the Best B4 Collective Exhibition, – Telling Stories.
Whew, I’m getting tired just writing this. Congratulations, Debra!
Debra Sloan with her work “Shall I Be Mother?”
A page on that powerhouse of energy, and award winning artist, Debra Sloan, has been added to the studioceramicscanada.com website.
Mobile Girl – with Dead Battery, 2015. L15 x H13 x D10 cm. Porcelain and telephone wire, modeled. Photo E.A.Clarke
Debra’s babies, dogs and horses are familiar to many. Her press moulded and slip cast figures sometimes entertain but mostly challenge the viewer’s assumptions and attitudes through their poses, gestures, surfaces and expressions.
In addition to her art she has exhibited and traveled internationally and has also researched and documented the history of the development of studio ceramics in British Columbia.
Enjoy this page and let Debra know how much you appreciate her art. You can also see more about her on her own website http://www.debrasloan.com/ .
Breaking news: Last week Debra was awarded the biannual Hilde Gerson Award by the Craft Council of BC. Congratulations, Debra!
Debra Sloan Horsing Around Exhibition Invitation
That tireless powerhouse of BC ceramics, Debra Sloan, ceramist, author, historian and world traveller has an exhibition on one of her favourite themes, a subject that has inspired her since childhood, horses, but with Debra’s own touch. The exhibition continues to November 2 at the Gallery of BC Ceramics, Granville Island, Vancouver.