Intimate/Immediate Ceramics Exhibit Opening

Intimate/Immediate ceramics exhibit opened in the Sheridan Gallery to much interest and support from faculty and students, who spent the lunch hour marveling at the extensive range of ceramic art on display. Linda explained the exhibition as follows: “In this time of extraordinary speed and mass intimacy, potters, ceramic artists and designers offer to tell their stories slowly and by hand.The close attention that we pay to materials and to the elements keep us grounded in the natural world. We move fluidly, deftly between the earth and high technology.  A rush of flame is echoed by sparks of instant virtual connection.  This year’s exhibition expresses the vitality of making things in a contemporary, global context.  The work reaches out, like a text or a tweet, hopeful for human interaction.  Any doubts feel as light as air.” Among the more unique projects on display was a video projected onto four curved slip porcelain hangings by Hana… Read More

Students Exhibit Contemporary Ceramic Art at the Gardiner Museum

Two students from the ceramics program at Sheridan College created pieces inspired by work they saw at the Gardiner Museum’s historical collection, and they are now on display at the Gardiner Museum. The pieces – by Tine DeRuiter and Habiba El-Sayed –  present a contemporary interpretation of 17th century English delftware and 18th century Meissen porcelain. Habiba had this to say about her work: “I chose the Meissen thimble at the Gardiner as my inspiration for the piece. I really began to think about the woman who might’ve worn it and what her role as a homemaker might’ve been like. The piece ties into the idea of handwork, such as embroidery and needlework as ‘women’s work,’ and the stereotypes that have been attached to that. I think those women were often viewed as compliant and passive (by their male counterparts), doing what was seen as the “proper” thing for a… Read More