21 May 2013
for Olivia [a memento] This is a recently commissioned figurative ceramic sculpture created as a “memory piece” for a grand-daughter’s 18th birthday/graduation… 210 x 180 x 270 mm.
A lovely article about the Manitoba Interlake WAVE Artists’ Studio Tour appeared in a recent issue of CAA’s Going Places magazine. You can view or download a PDF of the article (4.4MB) here or by clicking on the cover image above.
Pencil in the dates for the next Tour — 9-10 June 2013, 10am to 6pm.
28 April 2013
Others dream alone. This piece speaks to the greater power of collective visioning and the realization of communal imagination. Individual dreams come in many sizes—common dreams move well beyond measurement.
25 March 2013
My latest sculptural piece, Apertural Thaw, is part of a group show of eclectic works by Interlake artists currently on exhibit in the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The show is entitled Thaw. We enjoyed participating in the well-attended vernisage last Friday evening. The Thaw exhibition can be viewed at the WAG until Sunday, 21 April…
Apertural Thaw (framed ceramic wall piece)
relating to an opening, as a hole, slit, etc.
usually circular, e.g. Optics, controlling a quantity of light
to abandon aloofness, reserve or hostility
to open up, become tender
to give forth warmth
“The eyes are the window to the soul.”
—Old English Proverb
10 March 2013
Mark your calendars… Friday, 22 March from 18:00-21:00 is the opening of Thaw | An Exhibit in Celebration of Spring, a group show of over 30 artists from the Interlake’s Wave Studio Tour. The show continues until 21 April.
14 February 2013
I just got the good news that Wayne Arthur Gallery (on Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg) has sold my sculpture entitled ‘Where am I and who took my clothes?’ In its stead, ‘Pinch Me (I’m not a production potter)’ is now on exhibit there…
20 January 2013
For the Love of Craft is the Manitoba Craft Council’s Annual Member Exhibition and Sale. The show features work by craft-based artists working in ceramics, glass, fibre, metal and mixed media. Please come out on Friday evening, 1 February, to take in the works and mingle over snacks and refreshments… see you there?
My sculpture entitled ‘Not Jane Eyre‘ will be on exhibit at the show.
4 November 2012
On Thursday, 8 November, I’ll have a table of diverse “give-ables” at Artspace, 100 Arthur Street (in Winnipeg) before and after the screening of Tapestries of Film. Doors open at 18:00, film screening at 19:00. My “ware” will include Readers*, quirky shot-glasses and nesting-bowls, as well as wearable clay pendants, etc…
I’d love to see you there!
* Various book-clubbers have placed pre-Christmas orders for these studious little beings… contact me directly for special pricing on a batch of 4-or-more.
14 September 2012
I’m thrilled! I’m truly thrilled to be able to share the fact that my work is now on display, and for sale, in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Gallery Shop. The first sculptural work selected is “On The Surface All Seemed Normal…” Completed in 2010, it’s a figurative stoneware sculpture with low-fired glazes and iron oxide stain, augmented with cold-finishes: sterling silver bridle and a formed copper bit (340 x 210 x 420 mm). My artist statement for the piece reads as follows:
Lake Winnipeg has always lived large in my life. It has a hold on me that won’t let go. Being at the Lake signals a time for me to just be me… through the years, the Lake has swallowed a lot of my woes. It is a big lake… it can take it. And just so you know… on the surface all seemed normal.
1-2 September, 2012
Thanks for coming out to the 11th annual Wave Artists’ Studio Tour! I had such a good time chatting with all who came—it is always such a great end to our awesome summers here in the Interlake. The transition to a full working studio (from the summer gallery set-up) is anticipated with eager excitement… a whole new batch of “studio buddies” is on the way.