AN EVENING WITH
TRUDY GOLLEY: RECENT TRAVELS IN CHINA
In 2005 Trudy Golley was invited to Shanghai, China to create a two-meter tall bronze statue for placement in a public park there. That experience started an ongoing relationship with porcelain, The Pottery Workshop‘s Experimental Factory in Jingdezhen, and China in general. Now looking forward to her sixth artist residency and coleading a two-week ceramics study tour to China in the spring of 2013, Trudy will present an evening of images and stories about the innovative ceramics research that she has been pursuing there.
All are welcome to this free event.
Appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Please join us,
Friday evening, May 4th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
in the Sportsman Room at the Recreation Centre,
4501 47A Avenue, Red Deer. 403.340.2726
THE RED DEER POTTERY CLUB PRESENTS
FROM START TO FINISH: FORM AND SURFACE
The Red Deer Pottery Club invites you to attend a
one-day workshop with ceramic artist, Trudy Golley
on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Refreshments from 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
In this demonstration workshop Trudy will focus on methods for making and using paper clay, as well as strategies that encourage a personalized approach to press-molding and handbuilding. Trudy will also cover decorating and glazing techniques that start at the raw and leatherhard stages and progress right through to the bisque and glaze firing. The aim is to unlock the potential of glazes and glazing methods to achieve rich surfaces that enhance and support the ceramic object’s form.
at CrossRoads Church
38105 Range Road 275,
(32 St. just west of Hwy QE2)
Red Deer County, T4S 2N4
For more information please call:
Debbie Wilson, workshop coordinator
May 9 – May 11
The Manitoba Craft Council is pleased to present two lectures
by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Professor of Craft History at the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design University and and Associate Curator of Fine
Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. See below for full event
details and bio.
Dr. Alfoldy will also be serving as one of three jurors for the SLOW
CRAFT exhibition. Application deadline is May 3, 2012, please follow
this link for details on how to apply.
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm
The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada
Lecture and Book Signing
RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Avenue
Painting, sculpture, architecture, design and craft continue to jockey
for status in the artistic landscape, and one of the most coveted
positions is that of public art. Materials easily classified as craft
when produced on a small scale in a studio setting suddenly appear
sculptural or painterly on a large scale. Since World War Two Canadian
architecture has provided unique occasions to challenge and shape the
field we call contemporary craft. This lecture will explore instances
where Canadian architecture and craft have worked together, and
sometimes at odds with each other, in an effort to demonstrate that even
in the twenty-first century they remain Allied Arts.
Thursday, May 10, 9:30 am – noon
Studio Visits with MCC
Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm
DIY Will Never Die!
Lecture and reception. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
The DIY Movement has received much attention as a new driving force
behind craft economics. This lecture will contrast historical craft
pioneers with contemporary crafters to argue that in order to understand
future craft economies as they are connected to the power of
do-it-yourself crafting, it is essential to examine past craft
economies. What ideologies keep repeating, and what are the elements
that keep DIY alive and financially vital across generations?
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is Professor of Craft History at
NSCAD University, and Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery
of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada (2012) and Crafting Identity: The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (2005), editor of Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007) and co-editor of Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005(2008).
She was the Chief Curator of the national Canadian exhibition at the
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (2009) and the 2010 Vancouver
Winter Olympics. She is currently at work on a new book on craft and
Lectures co-sponsored by:
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
University of Manitoba Ceramics Club
Government of Manitoba
The organizing committee of the 10th
European Academy of Design Conference – Crafting the Future – is
pleased to invite proposals for papers to the following tracks:
1. Designing Future Mobility
2. Design Development of Future Homes for Future Cities
3. Design and Innovation
4. MAKING TOGETHER – Open, Connected, Collaborative
5. The craft of design in design of service
6. Fashion Design for Sustainability
7. Design history as a tool for better design
8. Power to the People: Practices of Empowerment through Craft
9. Design & Craft (Crafting the Education of Design)
Full academic papers
We expect papers of 3000-5000 words.
If you wish to submit a full paper to the conference, please send in a short abstract.
Registration of abstract: Until May 15, 2012
Submission of full paper: September 15, 2012
*Notification of acceptance or revision: November 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012
Conference date: April 17-19, 2013
*Full papers are: Accepted / Accepted with revision / Not Accepted
Submission period for full papers, 10th European Academy of Design Conference – Crafting the Future:
Start: May 15, 2012
End: September 15, 2012