Opening Reception, First Friday, April 6, 5-9pm
For many contemporary artists working in clay sculpting representations of the human figure, associations with and references to the figurine are natural. Figurines, diminutive tabletop sculptures, representing man and or beast have lived in almost every home globally, regardless of place, culture or time. Early clay examples date back some 30000 years. Throughout time these figures have represented many things. From fertility icons to religious symbols, common man to Kings, from singular figures to ornate and complex compositions, these intimate sculptures commemorate(d) everyday and heroic acts, modern day folk and pop cultural figures, and historically significant events.
Artists participating in Figure/Figurine include Christyl Boger, Jeremy Brooks, Anna Noel, Kensuke Yamada, Carole Epp, Beth Lo, Mathew Groves and Mara Superior. Each of these makers uses the history of the figurine to create works that live comfortably in our contemporary world.
Visit the Clay Studio website for more details.
And also upcoming in April is my next sale. I work with a collective in Saskatoon organizing fun craft events, coffee nights, DIY nights, and market sales. Our next one will be on April 13th and 14th. Make sure to check out the flock and gather blog in the next few weeks for artisan profiles and event details.