The opening of TriCity Potters’ show ‘A Celebration in Clay’ was last Thursday evening, in Port Moody Arts Centre. We are celebrating our first ten years with five pieces from each participating member. There was no theme, we were simply asked to submit our selected best. To give the show some cohesion it was decided that we would also acknowledge the local area’s natural assets by fabricating a generic tree and attaching all manner of leaves and forest dwellers, and allow for fish to swim in the ocean or river below. Eclectic it is.. but inclusion is the intention of this group show.
My contribution to that wall is my platter ‘Maple Leaves at the Hatchery’.
Gallery curator Janice Cotter has done an amazing job of arranging themes, colours and forms, all made in our mad medium of clay. She has arranged groupings of white ware and sculptures, an area of sea creatures, garden-themed work, totally functional selections and decorative wall pieces.
We took a few photos at the very well-attended opening, one of me with my work and one of Joyce Gillespie with her sculpture, and a couple of my entries.
But I went back on Saturday morning when the light was good and took group photos of everything. Rather than try to identify all the astonishing variety of work I recommend to folks who are interested in what local clay artists are doing, to check out this show. It will be at Port Moody Arts Centre until March 30th.
There is also a wild tropical show of paintings and floral art by Kimberly Blackstock and Brenna Quan in the Ann Kitching gallery, and there are elegant water-colour paintings of sea-scapes by Enda Bardell in the Suncor gallery.