Resume

EDUCATION

1989

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, N.S. Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in ceramics

1983

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Halifax, N.S. Associate Diploma

   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005

La Meridiana International Ceramics Centre,
Bagnano, Italy Studio Residency

1984 - present

Studio Artist, Chester, Nova Scotia

1988 - 89

The Banff Centre for The Arts,
Banff, Alberta Studio Residency - Ceramic

   

SELECTED HONOURS AND AWARDS

2012

Master Artisan Status
Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council

2009

Professional Development Grant
Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
Industry Growth Program Grant
Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and Nova Scotia Department of
Tourism, Culture and Heritage

2008

Membership Induction,
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

2005

Fine Craft – Creation/Production Grant
The Canada Council
Creation Grant
Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage

2002

Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal,
Government of Canada award to honour distinguished career
achievement and significant contribution to Canadian society

1996

Best Functional Piece Award, 'From The Ground Up',
Nova Scotia Potters' Guild

1992

Exhibition Assistance Grant
Nova Scotia Department of Culture and Tourism

1990

Project Grant
The Canada Council

1988

Travel Grant
The Canada Council

   

JURY COMMITTEES

2006

2007 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts / Saidye Bronfman Award

   

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012

'Titanica', Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
juried

2011

'The Clay Studio's Members Exhibition', The Clay Studio,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., juried

2010

'Nurturing Nature', Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, juried

2009

'Unity and Diversity', Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea, juried

2008

'Speaking Low – Surfaces in Earthenware', The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., curated
'East Coast Ceramics', Burlington Art Center, Burlington, Ontario, curated

2007

'On The Table: 100 Years of Functional Ceramics in Canada', Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, curated

2006

'Canadian Contemporary Ceramics', Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, curated

2005

'The Art of Clay', Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario,
invitationa

2004

'Crowning Acheivements: Contemporary Works in Clay',
Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, juried

2003

'Painterly Ceramics', Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, curated

2002

'Functional Ceramics', Wayne Centre for The Arts, Wooster, Ohio, U.S.A., curated

2001

'Watermark', Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
juried

2000

'Focus on Function', Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., juried

'Fireworks 2000/2001', Fusion - The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, juried, touring

1999

'Redware: Tradition and Beyond', The Clay Studio,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., invitational

1998

'Teapot II', Prime Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, invitational
'From The Kitchen to The Table', Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, invitational

1997

'Canadian/Chinese Ceramic Cultural Conference Exhibition', Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China, invitational

1996

'Walter Ostrom - The Advocacy of Pottery', Art Gallery
of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., curated

1995

'The G7 Summit Collection', Summit Place, Halifax, N.S.
curated

1994

'Containment - The Space Within', Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, curated

1993

'Thrown and Altered', Provenance, Calgary, Alberta,
invitational

1992

'Fifth National Biennial of Ceramics', Galerie d'Art du Parc, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, juried, touring Canada

'1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art',
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, invitational

1990

'Fourth National Biennial of Ceramics', Galerie d'Art du
Parc, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, juried, touring Canada

   

COLLECTIONS

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario
The Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Claridge Collection, Montreal, Quebec
The Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, Nova Scotia

   

SELECTED WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES GIVEN

2012/08/06/05/ 04/03/02/00/

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
workshop and lecture

2011

Memorial University, Corner Brook, Nfld, workshop, three lectures

2009

'Cheongju International Craft Biennale', Cheongju, South Korea
lecture

1999

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C. lecture

1997

The Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
lecture

1994

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
workshop and lecture

1993

'International Ceramics' conference, Calgary, Alberta workshop and lecture Kingston Potters' Guild, Kingston, Ontario,
workshop and lecture

1992

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario, lecture

   

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

The Best of 500 Ceramics, juried
Lark Books, Asheville, N.C., USA, 2012
500 Vases, juried by Julia Galloway,
Lark Books, Asheville, N.C., USA, 2010,
500 Plates and Chargers, juried by Linda Arbuckle,
Lark Books, Asheville, N.C., USA, 2008,
On The Table: 100 Years of Functional Ceramics in Canada.
Rachel Gotlieb and Sandra Alfoldy,
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, 2007
Making Marks: Discovering The Ceramic Surface,
Robin Hopper, Krause Publications Inc., 2005
Studio Ceramics in Canada,Gail Crawford,
Goose Lane Editions, 2005
House and Home, episodes 4240 and 4271,
Alliance Atlantis, 2003, television features
'The Legacy of Walter Ostrom', Phyllis Blair-Clark
Ceramics Monthly, April 2003, article, image published
The Ceramic Surface, Matthias Ostermann,
A&C Black Publishers, London, 2002
Ceramics Monthly, 'Functional Ceramics', Phyllis Blair-Clark,
September 2002, article, image published
Studio Rally: Art and Craft of Nova Scotia, Robin Metcalfe,
Goose Lane Editions and Studio Rally Productions,
Halifax, N.S. 1999, p.p. 80 - 81
Slipware, Michael and Victoria Eden,
A & C Black Publishers , London, 1999, p.p. 146 - 149