Arboraceous by U of M student Grace Boyd
Arboraceous by U of M student Grace Boyd

 

From October 3 to 5, 2013, I and eight of our U of M ceramic students attended 1000 Miles Apart in Calgary at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). We all participated in an exhibition at ACAD called Dirty Dirty Dirty Dirty Dirty. 1000 Miles Apart is a student-focussed conference, hosted in rotation by four different Western Canadian schools that offer ceramic programs – University of Manitoba, University of Regina, Red Deer College, and the Alberta College of Art and Design. A combined student and faculty exhibition is traditionally part of the conference. Visiting artists presenting workshops and lectures at ACAD this year included Sean O’Connell and Ryan McKerley. There is also an opportunity for each school to show off their programs. I am very proud of our student Grace Boyd, who delivered an excellent presentation on our U of M ceramics program. I supplied many images of our students’ impressive work for the presentation, but she put it all together. Thank you Grace Boyd!

Napkin Box with Salt and Pepper, Katrina Chaytor, faculty at ACAD
Napkin Box with Salt and Pepper, by Katrina Chaytor, faculty at ACAD
By Greg Payce, faculty at ACAD
By Greg Payce, faculty at ACAD

And a huge thank you to Katrina Chaytor and Greg Payce, and their dedicated and hard-working students, for putting on a successful conference. We look forward to attending 1000 Miles apart in Red Deer next year, and then it’s our turn in 2015!

Student and Faculty Exhibition, ACAD, 1000 Miles Apart Oct. 2013
Student and Faculty Exhibition, ACAD, 1000 Miles Apart Oct. 2013

 

Exhibtion Opening
Student and Faculty Exhibition Opening at ACAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vase by Steve Grimmer, faculty U of M
Vase by Steve Grimmer, faculty U of M

 

Funerary Urn for a Farmer by Chris Pancoe, U of M Ceramics & Sculpture Technician, and Wood-fired work by U of M student Brenna Litton.
Funerary Urn for a Farmer by Chris Pancoe, U of M Ceramics & Sculpture Technician, and Wood-fired work by U of M student Brenna Litton

 

Works by Ryan McKerley (on wall), Grace Nickel, faculty at University of Manitoba, and wood-fired forms by U of M student Vera.
Works by Ryan McKerley (on wall), Tree Top Study No. 1 by Grace Nickel, faculty at University of Manitoba (on right), and wood-fired forms by U of M student Vera Nikoulina (front)

 

Utensils by Kristen Murray
Untiled (Utensils) by U of M student Kristen Murray

Visiting Artist Demo with Ryan McKerley, Austin, Texas

Visiting Artist Demo – Ryan McKerley, Austin, Texas

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