I have added a short page on the Art Gallery of Burlington to The Collectors and Collections section of the site. The AGB is a major player in promoting, exhibiting and collecting Canadian ceramic artists. Check it out.
Teacher, early social activist, and ceramist, Tom Smith moved through many careers and activities to become one of the most respected ceramic artists of New Brunswick. Enjoy the journey through his life and art.
By the way, if you have pictures and stories about Tom you would like to share, contact me via the comment section below.
studioceramicscanada.com has published a new page Pottery on Prince Edward Island. Not all collections are physical, material. This one is virtual, a website. The collection is of particular interest in that the publisher, Ian Scott, has also had the foresight to document artists’ signatures and marks. This is a gift to collectors and researchers. If only more organizations,sites and publications would do the same. Identification and collecting would be so much easier.
Welcome to a new page on studioceramicscanada.com. Peter Rupchan was a Ukrainian-Saskatchewan potter who typifies the pioneer spirit, hardiness and passion of this early phase of 20th century Canadian history. His resourcefulness, creativity and stamina would give pause to most of us as to how easy we have it today. If anyone knows of other images to add to the gallery please contact me.
Stay tuned. More pages are in the works on artists such as Ruth Gowdy Mckinley. Enid Legros-Wise, Paula Murray, Hansen-Ross, Connie Pike, 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.
Due to popular demand I have added a page that gives a bit of a history on myself. I was able to also find a few pictures to bring the words to life. Enjoy About Barry Morrison
Welcome to the website studioceramicscanada.com. Bookmark this site or follow the site by clicking on the “Follow” button and entering your email.
Read through the sampling of pages created to get a feel for where we are going. There will be many more pages to come. Some of the pages we are working on will give you an idea of where we are going over the next several months and years: Les Manning, John Chalke, the Deichmanns, Peter Rupchan, Gaetan Beaudin. Alain Tremblay, Phil and Alice Switzer, Connie Pike, Peter Powning, Tim Worthington, Pam Birdsall, Ann Mortimer, Robin Hopper, the Selfridges, Jack Sures, Alexandra McCurdy, Carol Smeraldo, and many more!
Unlike a book or an article the site will be ever-evolving, updated and accessible to other ceramists, to collectors, curators, gallery owners, auctioneers and the buying public. A currently existing page can be updated or revised as new information becomes available. Power to the internet!
If you would like to be included by having a page on the site just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then talk to discuss how best to get your career, your work and images on the internet. There should be no cost to you apart from the bit of time to talk, correspond and share pictures. The site will complement your own website (if you have one) not replace it. Your presence and accessibility can only be enhanced by expanding your internet presence.
If you would like me to come and speak to your group or at an event, contact me and we can work out a plan.
Join your fellow artists and collectors, and me in this exciting adventure. We have only just begun!