The group retrospective exhibition organized in honour of the 1980s series of exhibitions called In Praise of Crafts continues at the C2 Centre in Winnipeg’s Exchange District until December 20, 2018. Gallery hours: Wed. to Sat. noon to 4:00 p.m. The exhibition had its opening on First Friday, November 2, 2018.

In this group exhibition you’ll see my thirty-plus-year practice compressed onto one 24 × 24 inch pedestal, with work ranging from 1988 to 2018. The evolution that occurred in my ceramic work over this extensive time period is evident – it includes objects created using pre-digital and digital methods – slip-casting, handbuilding, 3D printing, and inkjet printing are all present.

Through all of the technological developments and experimentation over the years, my main goal still remains the same – all technologies are seen as potential tools and provide the means I can use to pursue an artistic end. My trajectory in the studio has not been linear, as I assumed it would be when I began in the mid 80s, but rather it’s been a circular process. All the work counts, every failure and success are necessary in meeting the challenge for expression and communication. These goals continue to drive me and my practice, which inches forward, lurches ahead, switches back, revisits, reclaims, questions, and rewards, but always remains tied to discovery.

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