One of the most interesting aspects of working in clay is meeting the individual potters who have been instrumental in shaping the history of Canadian ceramics. Clay Talks is a video interview series I created to record the voices of important Canadian potters. I hope to contribute to a history of Canadian ceramics, a history that has, to date, been almost non-existent. At the very least, with Clay Talks, I hope I can capture the interesting and invaluable stories of the artists’ lives and approaches, their education and personal experiences that make the work in ceramics today possible.
The format that I will follow starts with Beginnings which will be approximately 5 minute mini-features that discuss each potter’s accounts of their beginnings: their early influences and situations, to their study in school, to the first stages of their professional lives.
Please stay tuned!