40+Years in the Making: Women and Clay

40+Years in the Making: Women and Clay

The women represented in this collection, along with their male counterparts, rejected some of the old traditions and strict standards of art making and were instrumental in elevating ceramics to a recognized art form. They all pushed the established boundaries to explore and extend the limits of their materials.

Evan Quick and I are studio mates and have been friends for 40+ years. One day he described the project he was undertaking for Dimensions 2021 and asked me what I was going to make.

September 02, 2021 — Alix Gowan
The Magic of Indigo by Kathleen O'Grady

The Magic of Indigo by Kathleen O'Grady

For those of us who have had the pleasure of dyeing with indigo there is a beauty and magic to this natural dye, derived from the indigo plant. If you work with indigo, you don't just dye with it, you have a relationship with it. It is a complicated dye that takes years to master. Indigo is not just a colour; it is a slow process to produce the colour and dye with it. Dyers can (and do) spend years dedicated to just this one colour because of its amazing qualities.
September 28, 2020 — Kaitlyn Frolek