Artist's Statement

My pottery has developed through a pursuit of the expression of form and surface with function. I use a variety of slip clay combinations to enrich the surface of the functional forms. The slip covered surface is altered using brushes, combs, flexible ribs, veterinary syringes, handmade wooden tools, stamps, and found objects. I generally work in series while making the forms and do not strive to duplicate exact surface decoration. Each piece is unique yet grouped easily into sets if desired. In all the variety of forms I insist on a well functioning end product. This is especially true of my teapots which minimize dripping and have lids that do not fall out when pouring with one hand. I am joined by my wife Nadia in many aspects of production and sales.


 

Education

  • Caronport High School, 1988-89 first introduction to ceramics

  • Briercrest College, 1989-1991

  • Red Deer College, Fine Arts, 1992-1994

  • Red Deer College, Summer Ceramics Residency Programs, 1993, 1994

  • Prairie Fire Woodfire Workshop, Ruddell SK, 1999

Exhibitions/Publications

  • Several Group shows at Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Regina, including

  • "Inside/Outside" October 2007

  • "Time Slipping Away" March 2007

  • "The Face of Craft" Saskatchewan Craft Council 25th anniversary exhibit, 2000

  • "Put A Lid On It" Saskterra travelling exhibit, 2000-2003

  • "Free Me Take the Sight Out of This Eye" Mask image in The Craft Factor, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Fall/Winter 2000, p.20.


 

Professional Practice

  • Newschool Arts, Duval SK. Functional Pottery Studio, 1998 - Present

  • Individual and Group Pottery Classes, Newschool Arts, 1999 - Present

  • Artsmarts Grant participating artist, Raymore School, Raymore SK. 2008

  • Pottery workshop for William Derby School Students, Strasbourg SK, 2007

  • Annual Creative Weekend Retreats for students of Briercrest College, 2002 - 2006

  • Pottery workshop, International Students, Western Christian Collegiate of Regina Sk, 2004

  • Weekly Youth Pottery Classes, Sponsored by Duval Optimist Club, 1999 - 2001

  • Saskatchewan Craft Council, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2003

  • Three Weekend Pottery Workshop, Wynyard Pottery Club, 1998

  • "Lounge Lizards", Student Union Remodelling - Ceramic installation, Red Deer College, 1993


 

Galleries

  • Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Regina SK

  • Handmade House, Saskatoon SK

  • Saskmade Marketplace, Saskatoon SK

  • Art Concepts, Estevan SK


 

Selected Commissions/Purchases

  • Gift Purchase on behalf of Canadian Embassy, China.

  • 200 Mugs, Sask Energy Christmas gifts.

  • 150 Mugs, Saskatchewan Trucking Association

  • 50 Prize Medallions, "Back to the Beach 5k Race" Arlington Beach SK

  • Saskatchewan One Act Drama Festival, commemorative gift mugs.


 

Memberships

  • Saskatchewan Craft Council

  • Regina Art Collective


 

Other Relevant Experience

  • Educational Assistant, Horizon School Division, 2001 — 2010

  • Photographer/Videographer, Arlington Beach Camp, 2007, 2008


 

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