THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022 - 6 to 8:30 p.m.
As part of the exhibition Entangled Fragility, La Guilde is pleased to present a ceramics workshop with Linda Swanson, artist and associate professor of Visual Arts in the ceramics department at Concordia University. Based on the natural processes of firing clay, she offers a hands-on workshop that reflects her interest in her favourite material, clay and its transformation process.
With the help of Linda Swanson and our Cultural Mediator, participants will create a handmade work in clay while discussing the characteristics of the material and the artist's creative process. Following the evening, the artist will fire the pieces at Concordia University in a sawdust kiln, so that the walls of the fired pieces will have a smoky effect. The pieces will be available for pickup at the gallery in the following weeks.
*OUR CULTURAL MEDIATOR WILL BE PRESENT TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS IN FRENCH.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ceramic artist Linda Swanson (Montreal, QC) is interested in the metamorphic nature of both ceramic materials and processes. Her work engages the enigmatic properties of matter which forms clay (earth, water, and fire) and aims to explore the natural world through its changing form (being and becoming another thing). Her raw and kiln-fired ceramic works have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, and France.
Linda Swanson has been an artist in residence at the European Ceramic Work Center (Netherlands) and the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center (Denmark). She studied ceramics at the Tekisui studio (Ashiya, Japan) and received a BA in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a BA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach, and an MFA from New York College of Ceramics (Alfred University, NY).