Ceramics Instructors honoured

For the final hour of the Clay Symposium we gathered in the James Cowan theatre to honour and thank five retired Ceramics Instructors and to hear the day’s Keynote Speech. Carol Mayer explained that this year the Clay Collective decided to honour five long-time leaders in our field. They were invited to Ken Mayer’s photography studio for formal photos to mark the occasion but I’ve chosen to show the more light-hearted photos of each. All five have now retired from teaching but ...

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Symposium Presenters

  A week after the Clay Symposium I’m realizing that it is important to make a plan for such an event-filled day. I circled the talks that I wanted to attend on my programme but now I know there are others I should have slotted in! After Aaron’s Ceramic Roadshow I flitted in to each of the demos and talks but didn’t stay in one. So, as I wrote after the Symposium three years ago, if anyone would like to write about one or more of the presenters and has photos, by all means ...

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Ceramic Roadshow 2017

In the brief lunch break during last Saturday’s Clay Symposium we quickly selected salad, a wrap and a cookie from the catered offerings before joining Medalta’s Aaron Nelson for his critique of the Ceramic Roadshow. All participants were invited to bring something which is mainly ceramic for us all to see. It could be something purchased, ancient or contemporary or a piece made by the owner. It’s always fascinating to see what other potters value or would like critiqued and ...

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R:evolution Canadian Clay Symposium 2017

What a busy time it has been lately in our local clay community! But now that many of my colleagues have taken themselves down to Portland for this year’s NCECA Ceramic conference, and I try not to be too jealous of their adventures, I’ll post a blog or two about my experience at our own Clay Symposium. I arrived at the Shadbolt Centre before 9am last Saturday and joined a long line-up of potters waiting to register. The day was very well attended I gather. Next step was to drop off ...

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Jason Walker talk

On Thursday afternoon Jason Walker gave a talk in the clay studio of Maple Ridge ACT Centre, where the Fraser Valley Potters’ Guild show is on just now. His presentation was another event arranged to complement the Clay Symposium which is happening tomorrow at Shadbolt Centre. Jason will be demonstrating and giving a talk there as well. There was a good turn-out yesterday, with several familiar clay folks interested in seeing how Jason works. He gave a presentation to TriCity Potters some ...

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