Artist Talks: Trudy Golley and Paul Leathers @ Medalta

Thursday March 9th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for Artist Talks in the Shed at Medalta in the Historic Clay
District. Trudy Golley and Paul Leathers, current artists-in-residence
will be speaking on their recent works and research. This is Golley’s
third residency at Medalta, and her mother actually worked at Medalta in
the 1940s.

The Shed is Medalta’s annual placemaking exhibition. Learn more here:

About the Artists:
Trudy Golley
Born in Revelstoke, Golley studied at ACAD and received her BFA from
the University of Calgary with a major in Ceramics and a minor in Art
History. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Tasmania
in Hobart, Australia. The recipient of numerous awards, scholarships
and grants, Trudy’s work has been exhibited and collected
internationally. She has taught at various institutions and in 2002, was
inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The Ceramics
instructor in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College, she has
lived and worked in Red Deer, AB since 2000.

Paul Leathers

Born in Winnipeg, Leathers graduated from Sheridan College’s School of
Crafts & Design, and received his BFA from NSCAD with a major in
Jewellery and a minor in Art History. He went on to receive his MFA in
Sculpture from the University of Calgary. The recipient of numerous
awards, scholarships and grants, Paul’s work has been exhibited and
collected internationally. He has taught at various institutions, served
on Boards of Directors, and in 2006, was inducted into the Royal
Canadian Academy of Arts. He is currently a full-time artist who has
lived and worked in Red Deer, AB since 2000.

Trudy Ellen Golley BFA MFA RCA
Paul Wm. Leathers BFA MFA RCA
Alluvium: designer/makers
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movie day: Clay Intersections with Bridget Bodenham + Panel Discussion info

Clay Intersections: Bridget Bodenham from Australian Design Centre on Vimeo.

Bridget will be presenting The New Market with Cone 11 Ceramics + Design Studio‘s,
Ilona Topolcsanyi and Colin Hopkins on Wednesday 7 September, 6 –
8pm.They’ll discuss the different ways they’ve built strong customer
bases by fostering a direct approach to selling, commissioning and
working collaboratively.

This panel discussion is for makers, designers or anyone interested in approaches to productive design practices.

McKnight Artist in Residence: Kathryn Finnerty

Residency: January – February 2016

Artist lecture: January 19, 2016

us in welcoming McKnight Residency recipient Kathryn Finnerty, who will
be with us in January and February, 2016. Finnerty was invited to the
McKnight Residency program through a nominative process involving past
resident artists and other leaders in the field of ceramics. While in residence, Finnerty will provide a free lecture about her work on Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 pm in NCC’s Library. 

work draws inspiration from 19th century English pottery, particularly
Victorian majolica, with classically inspired designs, raised-line
relief, and sprig and sgraffito images. Her current body of work is
evolving through an “abstracted landscape narrative,” and involves
larger, slab-constructed vessels; her use of bright, harmonious colors
is evident throughout.

Kathryn Finnerty has owned Pleasant Hill
Pottery in Eugene, Oregon since 2000, where she also teaches at Lane
Community College. Finnerty has recently had solo exhibitions at
Schaller Gallery and Red Lodge Clay Center. She has contributed to many
other exhibitions, including at Santa Fe Clay, LUX Center for the Arts,
James Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the American Pottery Festival at
NCC. Her work is carried by AKAR Gallery, Pewabic Gallery, and The Clay
Studio Philadelphia, and several others. Finnerty’s exquisitely
decorated surfaces have been featured in Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface (Robin Hopper, 2004) and others, including 500 Teapots (vol. 1, 2002, and vol. 2, 2013) and 500 Pitchers (2005).

We hope you will join us January 19 for this lecture, and to welcome Kathryn Finnerty to NCC!  Refreshments will be provided.

program is sponsored by the McKnight Foundation and reflects the
Foundation’s interest in supporting outstanding individual ceramic
artists who have proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that
is beyond emerging.
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