Vessels II @ Gallery Nucleus opens this week!

Gallery Nucleus is proud to announce the return of its premiere ceramics art exhibition! Seven amazing local ceramics artists have turned their focus towards concept the of the vessel in order to explore the versatility of this simple yet essential form.

OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (April 3, 2021, 5pm – 9pm PST)

Opening reception will be limited to only 30 people in the gallery at a time.
RSVP link for opening night coming soon on EVENTBRITE
Go HERE to review our COVID protocols for gallery guests.
Artists with a * beside their name will be present on opening night.

Featured Artists

Amy Chen Jr.
Emily Haynes *
Sarah Koik
Kristina Kotlier *
Jen Kuroki
Raina Lee *
Sara Ekua Todd *

www.gallerynucleus.com

movie day: Clay @ Home: Artist Talk with Lisa Naples

Join Jennifer Zwilling as she leads a talk with artist Lisa Naples. The Clay Studio serves artists in the community and its community with art. We were founded in 1974 by a group of 5 ceramic artists seeking a shared space and mutual support, but they soon realized their work embraced something broader: to educate and engage the larger community with the joy of making in clay. Today The Clay Studio supports 65 Resident and Associate artists and welcomes 4,700 students in their classrooms every year, while also serving 3,800 schoolchildren and adults in the Philadelphia area. We offer classes and workshops year round in handbuilding, wheel-throwing, casting and glazing, for people of all ages, from beginner to advanced. These online how-to demos are tutorials created by ceramic artists that anyone can do at home. They celebrate the idea that homemade is handmade, and they connect artists with people right where they live. Enjoy! If you would like to make a donation to support The Clay Studio and its community of artists, teachers, and students, please visit https://public.theclaystudio.org/publ#clayathome
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A Passion for Clay @ Blue Rock Gallery

Bluerock Gallery loves ceramics, and has a long history of representing some of Alberta’s most talented ceramic artists!  This open-themed exhibit will showcase the wide variety of interests and complexity of ceramic techniques, employed by our artists, as well as those of a few emerging artists.  With almost 20 participants, there will be much to enjoy!  We invite you to join us in person at our gallery or visit our website, to view and shop a diverse range of high quality Alberta ceramics!  Opening Reception Saturday, September 26 from 4-7pm.  Free & open to the public.

Participating Artists:

Gallery Artists: Mindy Andrews, David Barnes, Katie Borrowman, Louise Brud, Dawn Detarando, Katy Drijber, Debra Durrer, Tanya Everard, Brian McArthur, Lisa McGrath, Neil Liske, Juliana Rempel, Evonne Smulders, Darlene Swan, Annette ten Cate

Guest Artists (Emerging): Lael Chmelyk, Mel Doiron, Emily Stone, Ella Valge-Saar

Find out more HERE.

Citizens of Craft/Canadian Craft Federation/CraftYear2020 https://citizensofcraft.ca/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics-1

Gallery Profile: https://citizensofcraft.ca/profile/bluerock-gallery

CKUA https://ckua.com/event/a-passion-for-clay-an-exhibition-of-exceptional-alberta-ceramics/2020-09-26/

 

Hiroe Swen: A Lifetime in Ceramics

Our next exhibition “Hiroe Swen – a lifetime in ceramics” is a ‘must see’ and will be on show from 20 September. There is a harmony between nature and practicality in Hiroe’s work.  Her pottery is functional, her artwork gives a simple feeling of “Kokorozukai” or consideration for others.  She expresses her joy through the unique forms of her work to achieve a new and personal sense of art and style.

Hiroe Swen was born in the old capital city of Kyoto, regarded by many as the cultural heart of Japan. At age 23 Hiroe began a 5 and a half year apprenticeship at the Kyoto Crafts Institute under master potter H Hayashi. At that time, female potters were very rare and Hiroe was a pioneer in ceramic society. She met her future husband Cornel in the mid-sixties and together they migrated to Australia in 1968. Hiroe and Cornel have lived in Australia ever since and throughout her life Hiroe has been a prolific creator of ever changing and evolving hand built ceramics. In 2016, Hiroe-san was awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Government of Japan for her contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture and mutual understanding between Japan and Australia.

In this landmark exhibition at Sturt, for one of the most important Japanese-born ceramic artists still working in Australia today, we recognise the 6 decades of Hiroe’s extensive career as well as showcase the stunning new work being made by Hiroe today. The exhibition will run from 20 September to 15 November and a digital catalogue is available for the purchase of Hiroe’s new work.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings there will not be a public opening for this exhibition but the exhibition will be on show for 7 weeks so there is plenty of time to plan your visit.

This project has been supported by the Embassy of Japan in Australia.

www.sturt.nsw.edu.au/exhibitions/sturt-gallery