Archive | October, 2015

Meet Our Artists, 2015: Christine Rookwood

28 Oct

IMG_0415Having taken up pottery just a few years back, it has become a passion that is central to my life.

With my hands on the clay, I can slow down, be more present and quiet my mind.  I love that the clay “speaks” in the making contributing an emergent quality to the process.

The original starting point gets shifted, allowing a feeling of being fully connected and yet having the freedom to hold both ideas and time lightly

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We thank all who attended our Winter Sale at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

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Meet Our Artists, 2015: Catherine Thomas

28 Oct

3in1My interest is in functional art pieces ..and the process of creation..not just for the artist but for the viewer as well. ..everyday objects that bring the sound of ocean and sea ..the rustle of leaves and the flicker of fire to mind.

I rely on memory, sight and  touch to create meaning between the object and the viewer so that the process of creating goes beyond the imagination of the creator and ultimately lies with the interaction between creator, object and viewer.

I work in Cone 10 – 12 wood fire atmospheric kilns where control of the outcome  is shared with the firing process.

You can learn more about Catherine by visiting her blog: https://catherinethomasceramicartist.wordpress.com.

We thank all who attended our Winter Sale at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

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Meet Our Artists, 2015: William Allen

28 Oct

prone nudeI’m excited. Although I’ve been making ceramics for thirty five years, I only recently joined the Toronto Potters.  What an inspired group of people!  Every month we get together to keep motivated, and all are equal.

I make sculptures of people and animals with a coarse stoneware clay.  I model them up rather solid, without armature, then gradually work on it everyday until it’s dry.  I also use the wheel to make bowls, jars, and other shapes, Sometimes I assemble them together. making sculptures.  I believe pottery is a type of abstract art that can be practical also.

Form, texture. and colour, is the language of ceramics with each piece telling a unique story.  Factories are good for the masses, artists are good for individuals.

You can learn more about William and his work at: http://mwhandcreation.com

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We thank all who attended our Winter Sale at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

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Meet Our Artists, 2015: Marg Cameron

21 Oct

marbled 2Meet Our Artists, 2015: Marg Cameron

Margaret Cameron: I have been exploring the world of ceramic art for over 10 years.  Definitely NOT a wheel girl, I work primarily with slabs and coils.

For the past two summers I have been focusing on the use of leaves picked on my way to the studio each week – in decorative and function pieces.

This year I have been playing with mixed clays – hand marbleized brown, white and black clay that feels like stone and looks like wood 🙂  I have also been experimenting with the combination of coloured slips, stains and underglaze.

My work tends to be somewhat whimsical in nature, hopefully inspiring moments of bliss/joy/peace in the beholder. You can find out more about me and my work by visiting my website: http://www.MarCamDesigns.com.12106882_10153016855247820_8898021226021346388_n

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We thank all who attended our Winter Sale at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.

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Winter Show & Sale, 2015

1 Oct

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Participants in this years sale include:
Alison Brannen
Betty Walter
Brenda Nieves
Catherine Thomas
Cathy Francis
Cheryl Wyre
Christine Rookwood
Deborah Johnston
Friolet Sabine
Genie Kim
Gerr Orwin
Janny Wong
Joan Spears
Katherine Laco
Katie Argyle
Khaled Mously
Louise Macnab
Lynn Heath
Margaret Cameron
Maureen Geraghty
Minda Davis
Natalie Waddell
Nicole Waddick
Patricia Paolini
Renee Kleiman
Sandi Dunkelman
Sayeh Irankhan
Shaun Kelly
Susan Card
Teresa Dunlop
William Allen
Yim Chan
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