Show Archive February 2013

2013 Art of the Pot
Posted: Feb 17, 2013

2013 AotP Lineup Announced!



Art of the Pot celebrates 10 years of opening studio doors to the public for the 2013 AotP Studio Tour.  Hosted by Austin-based artists Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr & Claudia Reese the tour will have 10 guest artists from across the country for the prestigious event.

2013 Guest Artists: Dan Anderson, Cynthia Bringle, Joan Bruneau, Kyle Carpenter, Bryan Hopkins, Forrest Lesch-Middleton, Courtney Murphy, Jim Smith, Daniel Ricardo, Teran & The Artstream Nomadic Trailer!

Art of the Pot is held on Mother’s Day Weekend May 11th & 12th.  The VIP Collectors Preview tour is Friday May 10th.

Restrained Louise Pentz
Posted: Feb 13, 2013


You're invited to the opening of our newest exhibition!

Reception: Feb 28, 2013 6pm
Storm Date: Mar 1, 6pm
Exhibit: March 1 - April 7
Mary E. Black Gallery

Please join us for the opening reception of Nova Scotian ceramic artist Louise Pentz's exhibition: Restrained. At 6:30pm there will be a poignant and provoking presentation not to be missed.

Pentz presents a collection of figurative, smoke-fired clay sculptures focusing on the strength and resilience of women as they fight or adapt to the limitations placed on them.

Dirty Girl & the Hooker
Posted: Feb 11, 2013

Marigold Centre Art Gallery Exhibit for The Month of February: Dirty Girl & the Hooker - Expressions in clay and wool with Danielle Sawada and Laura Kenney, Truro – February. 08, 2013.  On display in the Marigold Centre Art Gallery from February 8th – 28th, is Danielle Sawada and Laura Kenney’s exhibit “Dirty Girl & The Hooker – Expressions in clay and wool.”

An opening reception will be held on February 20th from 6:30-9:00pm.

In the gallery this month we have a very unique exhibit featuring two distinct artists. Potter Danielle Sawada, and rug-hooker Laura Kenney, have put together an intriguing, vibrant exhibit.

Danielle creates one-of-a-kind functional pottery wares, which are beautiful & practical - some modern, some traditional—all a treasure to use and a pleasure to view. A self- taught potter who has learned many ways to “accept, hide and beautify the 'wonks'” along the way, Danielle is also a business owner – learn more about Danielle and her studio at

Laura Kenney is a fiber artist who uses the traditional Nova Scotian craft of rug hooking to create original hand-hooked, hand-dyed, rugs/wall hangings. Laura Kenny’s work has been described as "whimsical, playful folk art." Using primarily second-hand wool clothing to create her rugs, Laura's hand-hooked rugs are a link to the past and a hope for the future direction of rug hooking. More information about Laura and her work can be found at
Enclosed Images

For more information on: Dirty Girl & the Hooker - Expressions in clay and wool at the Marigold Centre Art Gallery, please contact: Craig Johnson; Fundraising Coordinator and Gallery Curator (902) 897-4004 or

SCA Sigtuna event in Lake Echo
Posted: Feb 11, 2013

For more information go to this website: SCA Sigtuna

For more information on Jane Harrington you can go to this link: Sun Porch Pottery

Connections : Canadian and British Studio Ceramics
Posted: Feb 3, 2013

May 31, 2012 - April 18, 2013
Gardiner Museum
Toronto, ON

This exhibition of 30 works from the 1960s to the present highlights Canadian ceramicists’ strong ties with the British studio pottery movement. Focusing on immigration, apprenticeship and education, the exhibition investigates the ties that bind, underscoring the challenges of interpreting and transcending British traditions. The exhibition draws largely from the Gardiner’s Raphael Yu Collection.










Butteryfly Box by Alexandra McCurdy

The Fabric of Clay: Alexandra McCurdy
Posted: Feb 3, 2013

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredrickton, NB
Until February 10, 2013

This exhibition traces the evolution of Alexandra McCurdy's career from 1978 to 2011.  Her work in ceramics consistently reflects two major influences that have shaped Canadian art –namely, formalist abstract aesthetics and feminism.  These influences are seen in her characteristic use of colour and pattern on her surfaces and in the celebratory reference to the domestic textile arts or women's work.

This exhibition also tells a more personal story, that of McCurdy's life.  It situates Patricia Brock (ne Folkes), the artist's mother– who was a painter and designer for the textile industry– as her first role model. Many of McCurdy's works are openly autobiographical and incorporate likenesses of herself and her family.  From suffragette symbols in glaze, to embroidered sayings and silk-screened images, Alexandra McCurdy's art is one woman's commentary on her complex role in society.