Clay & Glaze
Clay & Glaze is a curated installation that features contemporary work by an invited group of regional and international ceramicists. From faces on canisters to crumpled vessels to architectural, hard edges, Clay & Glaze will highlight contemporary ceramics at its best.
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Amanda Marie is a ceramicist based in Victoria, BC. Her pieces take on the look of heavy terracotta, with speckling visible through the milky glazes or left exposed in geometric shapes and dot patterns. She is inspired by where she lives: the mountains, the ocean, the forest, the coastal landscapes, shapes and patterns in the world around her.
Russian born and educated, Anyuta Gusakova began to pursue art at a very young age. Creativity in a form of visual expression has always been as vital for her as the air to breathe. Nature was her biggest inspiration, healer and the source of wisdom in building harmonious structures. It taught her the alphabet, grammar and syntax of the visual language.
Based in Philadelphia, Brian Giniewski spends his time creating lines of fun, colorful, and unique ceramic pots. His simple and restrained forms serve as vehicles for indulgent color and dramatic surfaces that exploit the fluid nature of glaze.
Dana Bechert is a designer living in rural Nottingham, Pennsylvania. She works in a variety of disciplines to create elegant and playful objects of utility.
These graphical and artful objects are created by Byung, the London-based designer and founder of DesignK. Minimalist, geometrical forms and shapes characterize his objects. He explores to bring the tradition into modern styles with handcrafted small batches of products of which every piece is a limited edition.
Laura Carlin is an acclaimed illustrator and ceramicist based in London, UK. As part of our Clay+Glaze feature, Laura is bringing to Vancouver selected pieces from her famous floor-to-ceiling 650-tile mural exploring the history of London. “Laura’s work explores the ideas of ephemerality and intransience, and demonstrates the possibilities of using ceramics as an illustrative tool, inviting people to engage with and challenge their own views of what constitutes illustration.” (House of Illustrations)
Matteo Cibic is an Italian designer and creative director. He is known for his objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic and joyful shapes. He works indiscriminately with industrial processes and small artisans, for luxury brands, collectors and hi-tech companies. His works are displayed in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide.
Oddness is a ceramic studio based in the Netherlands. Their works, titled Bubblegraphy, is a series of vases with a mesmerising look. The pattern on each product is created by a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze. The coating creates a three-dimensional motive and makes each vessel unique.
Roxanne Flick is an artist based in Luxembourg. She believes design has to offer more than shaping functional everyday objects. Besides the function of the products, they are supposed to tell their own story. This interaction of concept and design is reflected in the development of her designs.
Established in 2012, Silvia K Ceramics is a studio in the heart of Brighton, East Sussex, UK. Coming from Slovakia, a country of incredible heritage, Silvia has always had a passion and respect for crafts. She believes that heritage is a vital element of our cultural and social history. Silvia works in a thoughtful way and produces work that shows an aesthetic sensibility and reflects her interests. Ideas are fuelled by her research into ceramic ware from sources as diverse as Spanish drug jars to Iraqi dinner plates. Her collections are contemporary interpretation of old artifacts.
The Granite is a woman-owned and operated creative studio and workshop with evolving focus and inspiration. As a collaborative effort between an interior designer and a craftsperson with a background in metalsmithing and ceramics, the studio draws from a variety of disciplines to design and create a wide spectrum of useable objects including home goods, lighting, and wearables.
Tiny Badger Ceramics is a small-batch production ceramics studio based in San Diego. Founded in 2015 by Heather McCalla, Tiny Badger creates handmade, functional wares for the home and table. The forms and textures are drawn from vintage glassware that Heather has collected over the years, bringing new life – and a modern twist – to these classic forms. All wares are porcelain and are made using the process of ceramic slip casting. The slip is tinted in a variety of colors, and the finished wares are left unglazed on the exteriors to showcase the silky, matte finish of the porcelain. Interior surfaces are finished in a glossy white glaze, highlighting and complementing the clean simple lines of the forms.