Thursday, October 11, 2012
A very VERY good day...
Well it's not often in my life that I get the rockstar treatment by being flown across the country for an awards ceremony, so I savored every moment. The Canadian Clay and Glass sure does put on an amazing show. I was beyond honored to be shortlisted for the Winifred Shantz Award, and to top it off an extra special treat was to have the keynote speaker be none other than Jack Sures, a Canadian Ceramic treasure, and one of my very first ceramics professors. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that he is a huge part of the reason I am doing what I'm doing today. It was fantastic to have sometime to enjoy his retrospective exhibition at the gallery, a must see if it tours anywhere near your hometown.
This little piece of mine was up in the gallery when I got there! (yeah!)
And here I am with the incredibly talented Eliza Au who took home the top prize.
Many Congrats Eliza!
All in all not too shabby a day. I meet some lovely people, soaked in some wonderfully encouraging words about my work and had a full 24 hrs of quiet away from the family which was enough quiet to fill my mind with newly inspired ideas for some new pieces...
A huge thanks to everyone at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery for all their dedicated hard work and support of Canadian Ceramics. Beautiful gallery, amazing staff, wonderful experience. And thanks to everyone who sent me such lovely words of encouragement over the last few weeks. Your support and kind words mean the world to me. Cheers!