Tag Archives: Toronto

Four Fall Shows not to miss – Fusion, Rankin Inlet, True Nordic, John Reeve

  Fall always seems to be the perfect time to take in shows and exhibitions — the laid back summer is behind us, the cold of winter lies ahead — with the weather typically just right for being outdoors as well as in. Three such shows are in the Toronto area and one is further […]

The Unexpected Robin Hopper

Among the great pleasures of Robin Hopper’s work which is also found in his life —  is a quality I can best describe as the “unexpected”. A quality that is represented in the porcelain trumpet or horn pictured above. The horn was likely made in ca. 1970 at his Hillsdale Studio, Ontario or in Toronto. […]

Wayne Cardinalli, Jack and Lorraine Herman @ David Kaye Gallery

  Three of my favourite Ontario potters all well-loved, long careered and masters of their art. David Kaye Gallery, March 2015 Wayne getting ready to pour from one of his majestic twenty-cuppas! You can visit the show on now until March 29th.

Newcomb Pottery – February 5 – May 18th Gardiner Museum, Toronto

There’s still lots of time left — One of the smart Smithsonian traveling exhibitions. On February 5 – May 18th, Gardiner Museum, Toronto. A good catalyst to thinking about the importance and impact of Canada’s famous schools: Banff School of Fine Arts, Emily Carr, Central Tech, Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Wayne Cardinalli – All Things Tea – March 5 – 29th Toronto

Coming up this week — a good late winter show of pots by Wayne Cardinalli. Showing at The David Kaye Gallery, Queen Street West at Dovercourt, Toronto. A long acclaimed Ontario potter this is just a great way to loosen up for spring.  Reception Saturday, March 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

An artist orphan – Scottie Wilson

A thing that crops up in various disciples — pottery is no exception — is categorization and hierarchy. You can tell from my Gallery titles I am pretty much less interested in the usual pottery viewing lens  i.e. Artist, Form, Period, Style, Region,  than I am in understanding our usage of pottery — what it […]

Starting out — a mug’s game

When I started collecting and dealing (and picking) I was frequently reminded about the sheer volume of pottery and ceramics that was being discarded and resold.  Something that hasn’t changed much over thousands of years. This is only one aisle of a thrift store and only one object — the simple western mug — to […]