Artist talk and demonstration – Julie York @ University of Manitoba

Julie York’s work deals with complex themes – means of processing information, cognition and recognition, how one sees and perceives objects – issues typically not explored within the ceramics medium. She is one of a handful of young makers currently redefining the use of clay in sculptural work and her efforts have been recognized. York received the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2007, the Independence Foundation Fellowship in 2006 and two Creative Production Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Julie York is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Material Practice at Emily Carr University, where she teaches in the Ceramics Department. She received her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1996 and her MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2000. Subsequently she has held fellowships and residencies at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and at the International Ceramic Research Centre, Guldagergaard, in Skaelskor, Denmark.

Models, Mold Making & Casting Techniques Demonstrations
Monday, November 8, 2010 | 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 9 am – noon

Conflation of Object and Image
Lecture Monday, November 8, 2010 | 7:00 pm

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Ceramics Studio University of Manitoba
School of Art
203 FitzGerald Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

Portage Ceramic Awards

8 October 2010 – 5 December 2010

Multi-award winning ceramicist, teacher, writer, reviewer and ex-director of the JamFactory, Stephen Bowers is thrilled to be judging the Portage Ceramic Awards this year, he brings an experienced and practiced eye to the role.

As in previous years, the selection of finalist works was a two-stage process. Stephen has made his final selection from submitted works. The following works have been selected for the exhibition and awards. Brendan Adams, The Higgs Ocean
Greg Barron, Fertility Vessel
Renee Boyd, Life and Time 1
Carol Brent, Light Switch Series
Annette Bull, 2 milk and 1 cream
Georgina Caulton, Meet the Family
Peter Collis, 23 Ovoids
Julie & Peter Collis, Headrest
Ann Crane, Fragile, handle with Care #1, Fragile, handle with Care #2
Anna Crichton, Mr & Mrs Kahu & Ms Falconer
Todd Douglas, Sea Secret, Solar Storm
Phillipa Durkin, Sons of the Sea who dragged wealth to the land
Kate Fitzharris, Some things for the making
Melissa Ford, Re(collection)
Darryl Frost, Dazagama Big vase
Grancy Fu, The Song of Life, White Landscape
Kirsty Gardiner, Secrets A Jar
Rhonda Jameson, Kai Time
Chuck Joseph, After the Goldrush
Sang Sool Shim & Keum Sun Lee, One Spring Day
Meiling Lee, S.A.M.E. S.A.M.E.
Simon Leong, co-operation & compromise
Paul Maseyk, Pottery is a mug’s game
Ann McIver, Untitled (skull & Void)
Nicola McLaren, My Little Pony
Michael Michaels, Look I
Judy Newton, Willow Pattern tea-set
Elise O’Neill, Eat Your Colours; Natures Candy
Kristy Palleson, Boxes
Cate Pates, Lucent spirit vessels
Robin Ranga, CC:BP/BP Catastrophic Consequences: (on Behalf of People to Birdlife I voice my Protest)
Robert Rapson, Around the World on Southern cross
Elena Renker, 3 Shino Tea Bowls
Louise Rive, Sisters in the Park
Darryl Robertson, Anzac Southern Cross
Charlie Seakins, Readymade 25
Rebecca Shawyer, Occupational Hazard
Duncan Shearer, Albarelli
Fiona Sutherland, Black Sheep Dreaming
Fiona Tunnicliffe, Alice and the Red Queen
Ann Verdcourt, Group with a Morandi Bottle
Helen Yau, Andante T Premier Award Kirsty Gardiner, Secrets a Jar
Merit Award Greg Barron, Fertility Vessel Georgina Caulton, Meet the Family Kate Fitzharris, Some things for the making Melissa Ford, Re(collection) Rhonda Jameson, Kai Time Duncan Shearer, Albarelli Peoples Choice Award Open to all finalists, will be drawn at the close of the exhibition. Make your nomination in the Gallery. Peter Gregory has blogged this event:

via Lopdell House Gallery

Workshop – Image Transfer On Clay

Workshop by Paul Andrew Wandless

November 6 & 7, 2010 (Sat./Sun)
10am -3pm

This Workshop will be an introduction to various images transfer techniques for clay. Monoprinting, screening, stenciling, embossing and relief printing onto plaster and clay slabs will be the techniques covered. How to create custom images in screens, linoleum and stencils will be demonstrated as well so participants will be able to make their own printing tools.
Images and designs will be used as a means of personal expression to create the compositions during the workshop. The surfaces will be used as a canvasses for exploration of printed imagery, design, pattern, color and text. The hand building technique used will be soft slab and slump molds to create a variety of forms for imags and designs. Multiple layers of color and images will be created using AMACO underglazes. Discussions on color theory, perspective and principles of design will also be a part of the workshop to aid in the creation of well executed compositions and designs. All levels of experience welcomed.

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19087