An Exhibition of New Work Celebrating 20 Years of Carving PorcelainApril 29 – May 31, 2020 Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver BC Opening night is Thursday, April 30th at 7pm. If you’re in the city that evening, I’d love to see you!
When I first noticed magnolia trees, the exteroceptive–interoceptive workings of craft began to run neural pathways to feed my soul. External and internal sensory perceptual processing is a root function of craft wherein we absorb our environment, emotionally observe and physically respond to what we find pleasing or significant, and then—we make. What we valueContinue reading “Craft as Environmentalism”
You are welcome to visit my studio and gallery during the winter months. I welcome visitors in the off-season! Call 250-335-3444 to set a time as I don’t keep regular public hours between October and May. Regular studio hours will resume in the spring.
These small cups are a joy to use for morning espresso. When you’re finished, a small gold surprise greets you from the bottom of the cup. Enjoy!
The first stage of this work is hand-carving curvilinear lines in repeat patterns over the full surface of each piece while the clay is dry enough to handle without slumping, but soft enough to be sculpted. Then, it has to dry inside out. Once the piece is bone dry, each carved line is smoothed withContinue reading “Carved Porcelain”
Tiny stepped-over nothings, a richness unseen on most days. Stillness magnifies all the small into view between breaths. Only there. Sea and shore hold long shadows from a low setting sun. Sounds, smells, vision, and sensation intensify under cloud cover. Rainfall polishes stone with saturated colour and sheen, seaweed becomes silk, oyster shells polish intoContinue reading “The Enormity of Small”
Just a short while ago, I was fortunate to teach my two-day course Exploring an Aesthetic at MISSA. Summer school for artists sounds divine under any circumstances, but the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts is quite different from what I had expected. Almost every practicing artist I know in this region has either taughtContinue reading “Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts”
“The Enormity of Small” This summer I’ll be showing a collection of photos, embroidery, mixed media and sculptural ceramic work all reflecting on the theme of observing the world up close. The show will run from July 30 until August 12th at the Hornby Island Arts Council Gallery in the Woods at Sollans Road. Hours areContinue reading “Exhibition August 2018”
A new collection inspired by beekeeping here on my property. These are little shot cups designed to complement a locally crafted mead, and to keep the bees front of mind as they create the conditions for our food to grow.