Meeting Programme

Meeting Programme 2017-09-11T07:37:39+00:00

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MEETING LOCATION
Please Note: MEETINGS WILL BE IN A NEW LOCATION 
Beginning in September the meetings will be held  
at the Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park.
 We have a short business meeting followed by a guest speaker.

MEETING TIME
Meetings are at 6.45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month
except June, July, August and December.

 

TORONTO POTTERS PROGRAMME NEWS

SEPTEMBER 26th SPEAKER

MIMI KOKAI- THE MUSCLE MEMORY PROJECT

Based on her own experience coming back to a ceramic practise after a car accident, Hungarian–born artist Mimi Kokai began to create figurative sculptures and vessels that celebrate the beauty of the imperfect. Kokai is a graduate of the Ceramics programme at OCADU. In 2017 she led a group of 7 Canadian artists in a 4 week residency in the e International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. The Gardiner Museum Shop is currently hosting a show of her ceramic explorations.

 

OCTOBER 24th SPEAKER

LAURA KUKKEE

After obtaining a degree in archeology from University of Toronto, Laura Kukkee enrolled at Sheridan College in Oakville. From her first year as a ceramics student, she felt drawn to clay and its ability to create a permanent record of moments captured in time. After graduation from Sheridan College in 1999, Kukkee spent three years as a resident artist at Harbourfront Centre, challenging herself to expand her skill set by drawing on pots, using historical ceramics as her inspiration. She received an MFA at Kent State University, where she studied with ceramicist Kirk Mangus and developed a technique for printing on thin clay slabs, which could be used to build three-dimensional forms. Through graduate work she also discovered a love of teaching, which led her to take a full-time position as head of the ceramics program at Northwest Missouri State University in 2004. In 2013, Kukkee moved to Pittsburgh, PA to focus on studio practice and family life, paring down her teaching activities to part-time. She returned to Toronto in 2016, where she is currently head of the new Bachelor of Crafts and Design programme at Sheridan College in the ceramics studio.

 

NOVEMBER 28th SPEAKER

Mary MacKenzie

Mary is a Toronto based artist and member of Toronto Potters who has shown her art works locally, nationally and internationally in Norway, Austria and Korea. Although she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, she more recently returned to school, where she graduated from the ceramics programme at the School of Crafts and Design at Sheridan College. Her painting and her ceramics have won numerous awards. She was short listed for the Royal Bank New Painter award for Central Canada. Her ceramic work has been featured in various exhibitions including: Boxed In, NL Provincial Gallery; Hot Mud: Emerging Canadian Ceramic Artists, Art Gallery of Burlington; War: the Light Within After The Darkness, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON. and The Gardiner Museum, Toronto.

Mary will speak about her work and her residency in May 2017 in Hungary.

 

DECEMBER MEMBERS POTLUCK DATE: TBA