CLAY Voices 3rd Edition is a real gathering on Instagram connecting ceramic artists across Canada since 2020.  Through informal live presentations, this April 8-10 some of the most talented contemporary Canadian makers will connect with other artists and with the community in general during a weekend on IG LIVE. From their personal IG accounts, up-and-coming and established potters and sculptors will be live-streaming during 55 mins. sharing their ideas and work with colleagues and friends. Using a mobile phone, tablet or pc, audience will follow each artist’s IG account, tuning in right on time for each presentation.

This edition, internationally renowned ceramic artist and Professor Walter Ostrom will participate as the Guest of Honour. Janna Hiemstra, executive Director of Craft Ontario, Jenna Stanton Executive Director of the Alberta Crafts Council and Sequoia Miller, Chief Curator of the Gardiner Museum in Toronto will participate in a special Panel Discussion moderated by Julie Hollenbach, assistant Professor of Craft History and Material Cultures at NSCAD University.


Andrea Vuletin, Ontario, Annika Hoefs, Ontario, Amelia N. Butcher, British Columbia, Grace W. Boyd, Nova Scotia, Gracia Isabel Gómez, Ontario, Jim Marshall, Alberta, Jordan McDonald, Pennsylvania, Joan Bruneau, Nova Scotia, Leandra Brandson, Manitoba, Matthew O’Reilly, Alberta, Paula Murray, Quebec, Rob Froese, Saskatchewan

Panel Discussion: Janna Hiemstra, Craft Ontario, Jenna Stanton, Alberta Crafts Council, Sequoia Miller, Gardiner Museum.  Moderator: Julie Hollenbach, NSCAD University

Guest of Honour: Walter Ostrom, Nova Scotia

CLAY Voices 3 Is an initiative 100% free for the ceramics community. Gifts through Interac e-Transfer:  [email protected] or will support the production of this initiative and will be greatly appreciated.

Follow @clayvoices for details and schedule

Clay Voices organizer Gracia Isabel Gómez graduated with honours from Sheridan College Craft and Design Ceramics, Ontario. Currently, she is developing a new body of work as a year-long artist in residence at Medalta International Artists in Residence Program, Medicine Hat, AB.

Gracia Isabel started CLAY Voices in 2020 as a response to the uncertainty and isolation artists were facing when the pandemic hit. The circumstances have improved but challenges still remain and CLAY Voices has become part of her practice, hoping to contribute to the Ceramics Community.

Gracia Isabel Gómez Cantoya

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