Ceramist Janet Macpherson is acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. The Gardiner Museum commissioned her to do a special solo multimedia exhibition in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year. It’s called A Canadian Bestiary.
Susan Collett, one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists, explores the tension of strength against fragility in her hand-built clay sculptures.
Teresa Munn works with poetry in ceramics, via clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held, textured forms. Her ceramic objects with texts are inspired by coastal walks.
Jae Yong Kim may look the part but don’t let the baker’s trays fool you. These donuts are fired clay, glazed and sprinkled d with Swarovski crystals, gold luster and white gold.
Zemer Peled examines beauty and brutality in the natural world in works formed of thousands of hand crafted ceramic shards constructed into sculptures and installations.
I have a soft spot for ceramics, especially if they’re unorthodox. Kingston potter Marney McDiarmid perfectly fills the order with her translucent, fragile porcelain bowls. I think perhaps I’m so attracted to delicate, edgy ceramics because my mother’s generation was so into heavy, ugly quasi-Victorian dreck.