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”

Date for Markus Boehm’s kiln building workshop has been set

The date for the Bourry Box kiln (with an extended throat for anagama effects) workshop will take place at the School of Art, University of Manitoba from June 21-30th.  The days will be packed solid, from morning to night.  You will learn everything you need to know about building a wood-fuelled kiln and more.  ThereContinue reading “Date for Markus Boehm’s kiln building workshop has been set”

Open Call Women of Colour

Noor Bhangu has curated a final exhibition as part of her internship at the School of Art Gallery.  The title womenofcolour@soagallery is a direct reflection of the representation of women artists in the School’s collection, only 5.6%, and the lack entirely of art by women of colour.  Bhangu’s response has been to put out an OpenContinue reading “Open Call Women of Colour”

You know those days when you feel like you should buy a lottery ticket? Today feels like that for me. I want to share some upcoming events that are so ‘hot’ they don’t have confirmed dates yet.

The first is news of a really big event.  The last two weeks of June, Master Potter Markus Boehm from Germany will be with us.  For years I have been advocating for a wood kiln that was for the students, one that could be fired by a single person achieving the level of ash thatContinue reading “You know those days when you feel like you should buy a lottery ticket? Today feels like that for me. I want to share some upcoming events that are so ‘hot’ they don’t have confirmed dates yet.”

Annual Ceramics Sale in Yamashina

If you are thinking about being in Japan – in or near Kyoto – during the third weekend of October, seriously consider going to the annual ceramics sale that takes place in Yamashina. The kilns used to be up Dojo-dori along the mountain.  You will know this if you have stepped into Kawaii Kanjiro’s houseContinue reading “Annual Ceramics Sale in Yamashina”

Can you? or someone you know help me locate these potters (former potters?)? I do not know if they fit my research profile but they were Americans working in clay during the era.

I am trying to find word of the following individuals.  They were Americans who came to Canada.  I have not been able to locate them so any assistance would help.  Please ask them to contact me at my university address.  It is:  maryann.steggles@umanitoba.ca They are: Bonita Collins.  She gave pottery classes in Toronto and might beContinue reading “Can you? or someone you know help me locate these potters (former potters?)? I do not know if they fit my research profile but they were Americans working in clay during the era.”

Carol and Richard Selfridge

Richard Selfridge arrived in Canada in 1969 to pursue a PhD in Political Science.  A native of Seattle Washington, he first studied at Washington State University leaving the United States just before completing his PhD dissertation in Political Philosophy.  Selfridge taught at the University of Alberta for four years.  He became a Canadian citizen inContinue reading “Carol and Richard Selfridge”