Opening tomorrow ~ Liquids Creams & Gels

Please join us for the much anticipated online opening of the Liquids, Creams & Gels Opening February 1, High Noon, Toronto, NYC Time!
“Liquids, Cream and Gels,” as you know, is what they ask you to present while passing through the security line at the airport. Well, we are taking that concept to a whole new level by infusing it with ceramic notions of love and other potions and making it for the basis for a show. The curated online show of Liquids, Creams and Gels shall coincide with the frigid month of February that we North Americans dedicate to the complete range of noble to ignoble notions of amour. This exhibition will be ever-so-loosely centered around the time old tradition of vessel-making and containment that we, as ceramic artists, seem to embrace with open, wet and muddy arms. Beyond that it is our hope that the combined concept of vessel + containment + relationships is taken to a whole new level by the participating artists. There is no safety net or zone here…predictable is not welcome, but subversion is a most welcome entity. It is time to explore galore and push the notion of lotions and potions to the limit and make something that addresses this thing called “amorous” and turn it into something deviously glamorous. So please feel free to liberally apply to your eyeballs and sensory spots, this curated lotion of Canadian Ceramic artists both emerging and established…we’re sure their work will heighten your art viewing experience.


Christopher Reid Flock, Ontario
Sami Tsang, Ontario
Natalie Waddell, Ontario
Jeannie Pappas, Ontario
Andrew Tarrant, Alberta
Kaleb Romano, Alberta
Kaitlyn Brennan, Ontario
Callie Beller, Alberta
Chase Benjamin Plourde, New Brunswick
Amanda Kopas, Ontario
Shaun Peter Mallonga
Kaas Ghanie, Nova Scotia
Julian Covey, Nova Scotia
Carole Epp, Saskatchewan
Kate Grey, Nova Scotia
Pansy Ass Ceramics, Ontario
Ciro di Ruocco, British Columbia
Elsa Brittin, Ontario
Amelia Butcher, British Columbia
Bridget Fairbank, British Columbia, Florida
Dianne Lee, Ontario
Mariko Paterson, Nova Scotia

A most fabulous array of emerging and established Canadian Contemporary Artists await for this, the most frigid but amorous time of the year. You can also follow the show’s evolution via Instagram @liquidscreamsandgels and on our Facebook Page:

Viva Canadian Ceramics!
This exhibition is to be hosted online and in conjunction with the Gynocratic Art Gallery, a fabulously nomadic, Canadian effort directed by Danielle Hogan of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Mariko Paterson of Forage Studios in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


To-kĕn Digital Gallery – get involved – two open calls.

To-kĕn Digital Gallery is
the launching of a nascent idea, an extension of the Graduate Certificate
Program of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, N.B.
Coming out of many discussions with the participants in the program, around
careers, studio practice, community responsibility, and much more, a desire to
converse with others in Canada came about.
This is the first annual To-kĕn
Series: Digital Gallery Review of
emerging and established artists visual-work. In this inaugural launch there
are two curated surveys in the form of two “Open calls”.
Call #1
Social Conscience
 “In this survey I would like to see what
with a social conscience other
emerging ceramic artists are creating.” (Martin Jarman)
Social Conscience; open to emerging clay artists
throughout Canada.
Call #2
The Human Condition
 “I am looking for work by artists who are
using either figurative, or non-figurative ceramics as a form of
self-exploration.”(Jennifer -Lynn McInnis-Wharton)
The Human Condition; open to emerging and established
clay artists throughout Canada
These two-curated Calls to
Show will produce two shows that will be shown and promoted digitally across
Canada. Significant work will be recognized and the opportunity for artist
statements and links to websites will be provided. At the heart of this is the
desire for the participants of the Graduate Certificate Program to reach out
and learn what else is going on in Canada on certain topics of their interest.
It is also an opportunity for the practice and development of both skills in
curating and in writing on work being made today. Your participation is
to show mid March
for submissions April 8th
paper written by late April
release/promoted by end April/early May
Selections will be conducted from
images of work, do not send original work.
Each work must be identified (use
title on slide only if accompanying with a image list)
Type of
clay and firing method 
Size H x
W x D 

A brief
artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work and

must send professional quality JPG images for the purpose of further
Submit Microsoft Windows compatible
files only.
Submit jpg files only.
Submit files at a resolution no larger
than 150 dpi.
Submit files of a maximum of 1024 x 768
pixels (height must not exceed 768 pixels).
Submit files of 5MB maximum.
Links to
websites and FB Pages are encourage as we intend to substantially promote your
of release of photos (see below)
Photography and Permissions
Accepted artists
agree to allow the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery to use the accepted entry images for educational and publicity purposes. Images
of accepted entries will be retained for the To-kĕn Digital Gallery archives and may be reproduced and posted on
its website and in printed materials.

It is understood
that works in the exhibition may be used for telecast, and reproduced for press
and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers,
periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet in
connection with the exhibition and the To-kĕn Digital
Gallery. All efforts will
be made to provide information on the maker (photographer where necessary) and
the artist’s preferred social media/website.

Graduate Certificate
Program is a course of study, which offers participants a framework to refine
their studio practice skills, develops
the entrepreneurial knowledge to integrate their work into
our society and culture and to ground this with deep self-awareness. See
more at

Cup: The Intimate Object VIII

Cup: The Intimate Object VII 
The eighth annual Cup: The Intimate
Object exhibition will open at midnight tonight on the Charlie Cummings
Gallery website. This year the show features over 500 cups by nearly 100
artists. The artists sent truly excellent cups this year, making this
exhibition among the most outstanding collections of drinking vessels I
have seen in one place.
the most intimate of ceramic objects, the humble cup possesses the
unique ability to transform our daily experience. A favorite mug or
tumbler rests perfectly in our grip, warming the hands in winter or
delivering that cool draft we so crave after a workout or on a hot
summer day. The right cup reminds us that the experience of drinking is
special, and that the moment is worth savoring.
year’s show includes an exciting diversity of cups, from the bonanza of
sprightly color in Linda Arbuckle’s majolica and Gillian Parke’s
decaled yunomi to the earth tones of Jack Troy’s and Simon Levin’s wood
fired porcelain. Subject matter ranges from that of Chandra DeBuse’s
humorous animal figures, to Ehren Tool’s challenging sculptural cups, to
the beautiful and ironic goldfish of Yoko Sekino-Bove’s Fragile
Immortality Series. Cups by talented young artists rub handles with
those by mainstays of contemporary pottery. I can’t crow enough about
how impressed I am by all their work.
See the show online and find a new beloved friend after midnight tonight at
Can’t wait till midnight to see the cups?  Check out the preview images at our Facebook page 
This exhibition features cups by:
Allen, Dan Anderson , Linda Arbuckle, Andrew Avakian, Posey Bacopoulos,
Noel Bailey, Peter Beasecker, Catherine Boswell, Brooks Bouwkamp, John
Britt, Cindy Buehler, Kyle Carpenter, Benjamin Carter, Steven Cheek,
Annie Chrietzberg, Linda Christianson, Sam Chung, Nan Coffin, Tim
Compton, Jim Connell, Israel Davis, Chandra DeBuse , Maria Dondero,
Sanam Emani, Mark Errol, Marty Fielding, Susan Filley, Donna Flanery,
Emily Free Wilson, Brett Freund, Julia Galloway, Ernest Gentry, John
Glick, Ryan Greenheck, Mel Griffin, Martha Grover, Julie Guyot, Amy
Halko, Jeni Hansen Gard, Autumn Higgins, Barbara Hoffman, Meredith Host,
Wally Hyleck, Sarah Jaeger, Brian Jones, Lauren Karle, Kristen Kieffer,
Ashley Kim, Michael Kline, Martina Lantin, Dick Lehman, Clay Leonard,
Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Simon Levin, Brenda Lichman, Leanne McClurg
Cambric, Missy McCormick, Ryan McKerley, Lorna Meaden, Christopher
Melia, Melissa Mencini, Shane Mickey, Megan Mitchell, Courtney Murphy,
Ted Neal, Sean O’Connell, Lisa Orr, Gillian Parke, Kristin Pavelka, Doug
Peltzman, Ronan Peterson, Ron Philbeck, Chris Pickett, Sandi
Pierantozzi, Brenda Quinn, Beau Raymond, Ashley Roberts, Lindsay Rogers,
Audrey Rosulek, Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Nigel Rudolph, Deborah
Schwartzkopf, Sam Scott, Yoko Sekino-Bove, Leland Shaw, Amy Smith, Liz
Smith, Shawn Spangler, Amelia Stamps, Josh Stover, Roy Strassberg, Sue
Tirrell, Ehren Tool, Kyla Toomey, Jack Troy, and a collaboration between
Simon Levin and Amy Smith.