R:evolution – tradition – technology
Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 9am-5pm
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC
Registration starts June 21, 2016

R:evolution – tradition – technology is a one day ceramics symposium which addresses the ways that contemporary ceramic artists interact with new digital technologies; as a tool for making work, as content addressed in their artistic enquiry, and as a tool for connecting with their peers and the market. At the same time we investigate the relevance of traditional methods and their role in contemporary society.

Ten national and international artists have been invited to share their expertise with students and professionals in the ceramic arts. The topics of presentation cover academic and theoretical topics, as well as providing more practical techniques in areas such as sculpture, hand-building, wheel-throwing, glaze and firing technology and clay bodies. These topics are addressed through numerous simultaneous presentations of images, lectures, demonstrations, critiques, panel discussions and a topical keynote address. Theoretical presentations involve discussions of literature on the medium, including history, contemporary practice and trends in the ceramic arts.

Katrina Chaytor, Sunshine Cobb, Samantha Dickie, Steven Young Lee,
Simon Levin, Aaron Nelson, Ruthanne Tudball, Jason Walker, James
Watkins, Gwendolyn Yoppolo
Special Guests: Brendan Tang, Carol Mayer