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MUD, Hands, fire
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MUD, Hands, fire. Wheel Thrown. 

The Legacy of Canadian Studio Pottery. Curator Mary Ann Steggles

Curated by School of Art Professor Mary Ann Steggles, MUD, Hands, fire. Wheel Thrown. The Legacy of Canadian Studio Pottery offers an exploration of the evolution of ceramics in Canada since the 1960s. Never intended to be comprehensive, the resulting exhibition and accompanying catalogue propose to increase appreciation of the studio pottery movement in Canada.

Mary Ann Steggles begins her quest in British Columbia and ends it in Lonsdale, Ontario. She considers multiple international influences on studio potters, some originating in Japan and Korea and the Bauhaus in Europe, as well as the transfer of knowledge from one generation of potters to the next. She also notes threads of cultural and social shifts that brought these artisans into each other’s professional or educational sphere. For their contributions to the cultural fabric of their communities, provinces and country, many of the 34 featured artists have received such recognitions as the Saiyde Bronfman Award for Excellence in Craft, Governor General’s Award in the Visual and Media Arts, Companion of the Order of Canada, Queen’s Jubilee Medal and membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 


The exhibition catalogue, Mud Hands, Fire, includes essays by Patricia Bovey, Diane Carr, Susan Close and Call Minogue, and Mary Ann Steggles, and will be launched at the opening of the exhibition.


Opening Reception / Book launch
Friday, October 2
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Exhibition run

October 2 to
December 18, 2015

Pop up Shop
Nov. 9 - Dec. 18
12 - 4 p.m.
Mon. - Fri.

Artist presentation at
1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference
Tam Irving
Saturday, Oct. 3,10:00 am
136 ARTlab

Gallery Hours
Until October 30

Mon. to Fri., 10 am - 4 pm
Nov. 2 - Dec. 18
Mon. to Fri., 12 - 4 pm
Or by appointment

Featured Artists
Aitken, Thomas
Aitken, Thomas and Kate Hyde
Andrews, Mindy
Archambeau, Robert
Austen, Kelly
Bolen, Mel
Chalke, John
Clennell, Tony
Cochrane, Bruce
Creed, Kirk
Dexter, Walter
du Pont, Robin
Farrero, Charley
Frioud, Jackie
Gowdy-McKinley, Ruth
Hopper, Robin
House, Harlan
Hutchens, Gordon
Irving, Tam
Jefferson, Cathi
Koop, Kathryne
Lacovetsky, Alan
Lyn, Hannun
Metcalfe, Valerie
Ngan, Gailan
Ngan, Wayne
Perkins, Duane
Reeve, John
Stevenson, Pamela Nagley
Stewart, Gunda
Sures, Jack
Tagseth, Martin
Thornsbury, James
Tipton, Barbara

October 12,
November 11

> Studio Ceramics Canada: MUD, Hands, fire Exhibition at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

> Winnipeg Free Press | Form, function, fire: Jam-packed exhibition explores the lively history of Canadian postwar pottery