Students and faculty from the Emily Carr Ceramics Department once again invite you to join them for their bi-annual Multiple Show & Sale from March 6th-8th, 2012. Showcasing the diversity of work within the department, participating artists will come together to explore the possibilities of the “artist multiple” within contemporary ceramic practice as they navigate between the realms of art, craft and design. With all displayed work available for purchase this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire some creative, thoughtful, and elegant work from both up-coming and established makers.
And with the majority of funds raised going towards the sending Emily Carr Ceramics students to a major international Ceramics conference (NCECA), your attendance will help support further educational opportunities for our community.
The sale will commence daily from 10am-4pm in the atrium of Emily Carr’s South Building with a closing party on March 8th at 7:30pm. Open to the public this party is an event not to miss, as there will be food, refreshments, music and gifts for all in attendance.
So come out, find your “multiple” and support Ceramics at Emily Carr!
The Ceramic Program proud to present the work of Kelly Austin and Darcy Greiner at Circle Craft November 17th- 21st.
For more information please go to: http://www.circlecraft.net/page278.htm
The work explores visual relations and ways of seeing. It presents objects and their images as both static and in flux, developing the interaction between objects and images in a transitional space.
[to see show go to www.pentimentigallery.com]
Fall Semester 2009: In the first Intro to Ceramics class at ECU to be cross-listed as both a Visual Arts offering and an Industrial Design course, students focused on the poetic possibilities of food service. The group was tasked to engage the dining table as a site of social and psychological complexity. While some projects sought to highlight ceremonial and performative aspects of dining, others customized tableware to specific dishes, responding to their origins, their cultural significance or the unique design challenges they posed.
Nick Santillan’s rice bowls echo the form of agricultural terraces, recalling the land and the labour which produce the meal’s ingredients.
Tina Kao’s Perianth tableware takes its name from the scientific term for the petal of a flower, a poetic association that highlights connectivity in the communal meal.
Darcy Greiner produced a stacking pair of plates/bowls that were designed to deliver a two-course meal all at once. They are customized to a particular French dining tradition called relevé.
Other images from the class:
November 12th, 2009
The Artist Multiple Sale is an opportunity for the Emily Carr University Ceramics Program to showcase the ideas, skills, and education of its students. Artist Multiples require works to be nearly identical both in surface and in form, demanding the artist be meticulous and thoughtful in the handling of their materials.
The Artist Multiple Sale is an annual event that is also an opportunity for faculty and students of the University to become aware of interdepartmental standards and creative output, as well as an opportunity for the community to take interest in and support upcoming artists and add to their collections of functional and/or sculptural works.
The work on view at “One of a Kind” showcases both current students and Alumni of 2009. It highlights ceramic as a material involving the integration of design, industrial processes and new technologies within a contemporary context.
A majority of Ceramics offerings at ECU are cross-listed this Fall as Industrial Design classes, reflecting the commitment of our program to excellence in both contemporary art and current design practices. “Introductory Ceramics”, “Advanced Ceramics”, and “Mold-making for Ceramics” will now fulfill core credits towards either a Bachelor of Design degree or a Bachelor of Fine Art. This integrated curricular initiative is built upon many years of collaboration between the two programs.
Pictured below: A selection of student work from Visiting Professor Jennifer Woodin’s “Architectural Ceramics” course last Spring Semester, a class that brought together students from both programs.
Associate Professor Justin Novak has just completed a two-month residency granted by the Danish National Workshops for Arts and Crafts (Statens Værksteder for Kunst og Håndværk), a government-funded program dedicated to the support of art and design in Denmark.
The project involved the development and production of editioned artist multiples in Royal Copenhagen porcelain. Pictured below: I’d give up the sea… and I wouldn’t say a word…, an edition of 4 porcelain figurines, 8″x 7″x 6″.