Jack Sures had a strong connection with Manitoba. Born in Brandon in 1934, he started studying painting and printmaking at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 1954, when it was located downtown. After transferring to the University of Michigan and travelling to Europe and the Middle East, the young artist returned to WinnipegContinue reading “Canadian Ceramics Community is saddened by the loss of Jack Sures on May 12”
Fired Up! Victoria, BC May 25-27
More than three decades ago, the late Robin Hopper and his partner, Judi Dyelle, envisioned an event that would showcase the best of British Columbia ceramics on one site for an event packed weekend. During these 32 years, twenty-three ceramists have displayed and sold their work at the Metchosin Community Hall. It is, in fact,Continue reading “Fired Up! Victoria, BC May 25-27”
Julia Nema, Budapest ceramic artist, will join Markus Boehm in Winnipeg to build the new wood kiln for the School
Julia Nema is one of the most respected wood fire potters. She has a studio in Budapest and was recently featured in an article ‘Welcome to Budapest’. Julia has been firing her work in a Phoenix Fast Fire Kiln. She now needs to build a new kiln in an urban area, so she is joiningContinue reading “Julia Nema, Budapest ceramic artist, will join Markus Boehm in Winnipeg to build the new wood kiln for the School”
Ufuk Gueray Congratulations to an amazing artist!
Not about ceramics today! But a great celebration, indeed. I met Ufuk and his partner, Erica Mendritzki, about six or seven years ago right after they had graduated from Guelph. They were hired to teach as sessionals at the School of Art. Over the years it was my pleasure to watch them accumulate exhibitions andContinue reading “Ufuk Gueray Congratulations to an amazing artist!”
Laid Back Wood Firing is in Demand
There are only two more spaces left in the Laid Back Wood Kiln Building and Firing Workshop with Markus Boehm at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. The workshop is from June 21-30 June and includes a firing of the kiln. This is a small easy to fire one person kiln. If you areContinue reading “Laid Back Wood Firing is in Demand”
Give it Up for Joo Young Han, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Major Award winners. Well done!
Joo Young (Grace) Han is one of those extremely talented young women, a rising star in Canadian ceramics. Raised in South Korea, Han graduated with her BFA from Dankook University where she studied traditional Korean ceramics. There she watched the master potter, Joon Hoon Park, while making hundreds of Korean tea bowls, sambal, a day. ForContinue reading “Give it Up for Joo Young Han, one of the Manitoba Arts Council’s Major Award winners. Well done!”
Here is the link to Tracy’s video. Enjoy!
The work of a very talented student in a first year course. Enjoy her efforts:
The Buzz over the new Kiln Build
The enthusiasm over the building of our new ‘sweet’ kiln that one person can fire or a group, with wood effects or full-blown ash, has spread from the West coast of Canada to Denmark! There are now only three places left in the workshop. If you or anyone you know is interested, do not wait.Continue reading “The Buzz over the new Kiln Build”
Kiln Building Workshop with Markus Boehm, School of Art, U of Manitoba, June 21-30
The School of Art at the University of Manitoba is hosting a Bourry box kiln building workshop with Markus Boehm from June 21-30. It will be a one cubic metre kiln and participants are asked to bring pieces for the firing. The fee is $325. Spaces are limited and are on a first come basis.Continue reading “Kiln Building Workshop with Markus Boehm, School of Art, U of Manitoba, June 21-30”
Ceramics Club students at School of Art ready for their spring sale
For all of you who regularly attend the Ceramics Club spring sale and those of you who haven’t (you really should), they will be having their spring sale in the University of Manitoba Student Union on April 5-6. Hours are normally 9:30-4. If I hear different, I will let you know. The featured image forContinue reading “Ceramics Club students at School of Art ready for their spring sale”