Monday, 10 December 2012

Upcoming workshops at the Saskatoon potters guild (i'm so excited!)

Jack Sures
Workshop on throwing, decorating and glazing from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 30th and 31st.
Jack Sures will present a free public talk and presentation at the Albert Community Centre's loft on Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Sures trained as a painter and printmaker, honed his ceramics skills initially in London, England at Chelsea Pottery and studied the works of ceramic artists in the museums and galleries of Europe and the Middle East. In 1962, he returned to Canada and set up his own pottery studio in Winnipeg, eventually moving to Regina, where he continues to live and work today.

Over the past fifty years, Jack Sures has contributed significantly to the advancement of ceramic art in Canada, including his implementation of the printmaking and ceramics programs at the University of Regina in 1965, where from 1969 to 1971 he served as chairman for the Department of Visual Arts.

Michael Kline
On Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th 2013, Michael will give a workshop focusing on decorating on bisque, social networking, etc...
On October 4th, 2013 he will give a talk and presentation open to the public at no charge.
"Despite the many tangents that lead me this way and that in the course of making pottery, the ideas, desires and excitement of clay remain very close to those at the very beginning of my career. To be sure, the outcome of experience and effort, trial and error has evolved through the years. But the process still begins with the simple, ecstatic response to a ball of soft clay. The successful pot elicits a similar response in the context of the home.

The mountains of North Carolina provide plenty of inspiration with their wildly exuberant flora, geological variety and the pottery history that sprang from these geological circumstances. Strong pottery form and patterns that evoke the complexity of this natural environment continue to guide my interests in this current body of work. By some combination of optimism and risk, my collaboration with the natural properties of clay and wood fire continues to lead me through this potter's life, at times exasperating and at others, exhilarating."

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