January 18 to March 15, 2015

Arbor Vitae is a body of work resulting from an intensive two
years of research including artist’s residencies in Jingdezhen, China,
exploring fabric formwork at the Centre for Architectural Structures and
Technology, and experimenting with fabrication technologies at
AssentWorks in Winnipeg.
Incorporating Rapid Prototyping technologies into her work, Grace Nickel’s
large-scale porcelain tree sculptures and installations negotiate the
relationships between the natural and the fabricated, rural and urban,
the austere and the embellished, growth and decay, and life and death.
Her newest work advances her investigations of natural forms pitted
against artificial construction and surfaces separated from and
reintegrated with forms.

Grace Nickel is a practicing ceramic artist who teaches at the University of Manitoba.

More at GraceNickel.ca, Facebook

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
25 Caroline St. N, Waterloo, Ontario

Opening reception Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m.

Grace Nickel, Host, 2015. Photo by Michael Zajac.