I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded a Senior Artist Crafts Grant for 2015 from the Manitoba Arts Council. My project is titled “Furry Things”. It will be a garniture set of five figural vessels. Furry Things will be a lasting expression of the strange times in which we live. Elements of pop culture and fantasy role playing will come together in a work that embodies some of the rich traditions of ceramic history.

As part of the public presentation of this project, I will be offering unprecedented access to the rarely seen processes and techniques used in its creation. The making of models, moulds, glazes and other assorted tasks must all be carried out before the work can be completed. Images and discussion will be uploaded at the end of each week for the duration of the project. These weekly instalments will collectively tell the story of how my work is made from start to completion . 

Visit regularly. Watch the project unfold in real time. See rarely seen processes and techniques. Develop a better understanding of what ceramic artists do. I am forever getting questions like “Is this just slip cast?” or “How long did this take?” when people look at my work. Well, this is your chance to get some answers.

Online presentation runs from January 1 to June 30, 2016.

Follow posts here: Furry Things: The Project

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Manitoba Arts Council in making this project possible.