Workshops

  • Special Projects Workshop at AUArts

    Headed to Calgary in June to spend some time with AUArts students and Martina Latin. The course is an intensive on atmospheric firing techniques to introduce students into how atmospheric kilns create surfaces. There will be a wood firing at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. Looking forward to being a guest lecturer and firing an old familiar kiln.

  • Workshop - Red Deer College Summer Series

    From making small, refined intimate objects to making large ornamental objects, this course is designed to help students expand their perception of the full potential of the potter’s wheel in relationship to developing forms to be fired atmospherically. Students will learn how decisions made during the making and loading steps can affect the surfaces created in an atmospheric kiln. Students will have time to create work to contribute to and participate in a soda firing. We will also examine historical and contemporary atmospheric ceramics to better understand the relationship of surface and form.

    To register: https://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/course/ESER/6056

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    I will be teaching a workshop in Red Deer, Alberta at RDC February 2-3rd. An artist talk will be open to the public on Thursday, Feb 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre.

  • Medalta Atmospheric Firing Workshop

    I’ll be teaching an atmospheric firing workshop at Medalta, July 15 – 24th. We’ll be making pots for the wood, soda and salt in this 10 workshop. Registration is open to 12 participants. Learn more

  • Kiln Building Residency - Banff Centre

    In the spirit of a community barn raising, this residency will bring together emerging and established ceramic artists to create new work and explore kiln construction, culminating in the building and firing of The Banff Centre’s first wood fire Train Kiln. May 30th – June 24th, 2016

    Robin DuPont and Dan Murphy will lead participants through discussions on the history of wood kilns, principles of design, construction and the firing process. Participants will also have time to explore independent projects and make work with the intention to fire in the new kiln.

    Deadline for applying is February 3rd.
    For more information: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/kiln-raising

  • FUSION Conference 2015

    Really looking forward to presenting with an old friend at this year’s FUSION Conference. Sunshine Cobb and I will be presenters in Hamilton at Mohawk College June 5 – 7th, 2015, hosted by the Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region and the Ontario Clay and Glass Association.

    Register for the conference or find out more information.

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    Hosted by the Red Deer Potter’s Guild, I will be teaching a workshop at Red Deer College March 7-8, 2015. Contact Suzanne at 403-391-9021 to register.

  • Dig This! Exploring BC Clay Conference

    I am one of four BC ceramic artists presenting at Dig This! Clay Conference. Presented with support from the Canadian Clay Symposium Collective, the Potters’ Guild of BC and the North-West Ceramics Foundation, this celebration of BC clay coincides with the Guild’s 60th anniversary.

    On Friday, March 20th, the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island will host a reception from 5-7 featuring an exhibition. Following the reception, the NWCF is sponsoring an artist talk and slide show at Emily Carr University campus.

    For more information: Shadbolt Arts Guide

  • Shadbolt Centre Woodfiring Workshop

    I will be leading a Woodfiring Workshop at the Shadbolt Centre for the week beginning March 15.

    Learn about appropriate glazes for different areas of the new train kiln and the aesthetic variations possible in this type of firing. Loading and wadding on the Monday, followed by firing over the next two days. Prepare to be physically involved and available for shifts. Bring cone 10 bisqueware for 3 cu. ft. of kiln space.

    Register online at http://www.burnaby.ca/webreg or call 604-291-6864

    The Workshop Fee includes registration for Dig This! Exploring BC Clay.

  • Wood/Soda Ceramics Residency - Banff

    I will be teaching a 4 week residency with Dan Murphy at the Banff Centre this spring. The deadline to apply is January 28th. The residency runs April 27th – May 22nd.

    The residency is an opportunity to work alongside other wood and soda fire enthusiasts; to create, share ideas, techniques and inspirations, and in turn, be inspired by the stunning surroundings of the Rocky Mountains which we will take time to discover and explore. We will fire The Banff Centre’s venerable Noborigama kiln – designed and built three decades ago -around which a host of memorable conversations, art work, challenges and celebrations have emerged and occurred.

    For more details: Banff Centre website