Past Events

  • Special Projects Workshop at AUArts

    Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary

    June 10–14 2019

    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.

  • 2019 AKAR Yunomi Invitational

    June 7 2019

    I am participating in the 13th annual Yunomi Invitational at Clay Akar. Online gallery opens June 7th, 2019

    A Yunomi (U-No-Me) form is a drinking vessel that is taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle. Unlike the more formal Chawan tea bowl, which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.

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  • IWFE - 2018 Schaller Gallery

    October 18November 15 2018

    Coinciding with Cultural Confluence exhibition
    An online exhibition at Schaller Gallery in Michigan, USA

    Guest Curator – Tara Wilson
    Coinciding with “Cultural Confluence” wood fire symposium in Helena, MT, October 18-20, 2018

    Makers in this exhibition include:

    Bandana Pottery – North Carolina, USA
    Matthew Blakely – England, UK
    Josh DeWeese – Montana, USA
    John Dix – Kobe, Japan
    Robin Dupont – BC, Canada
    Perry Haas – Montana, USA
    Shawn Ireland – North Carolina, USA
    Shinsuke Iwami – Mashiko, Japan
    Sandy Lockwood – Australia
    Ken Matsuzaki – Mashiko, Japan
    Scott McClellan – Montana, USA
    Scott Parady – California, USA
    Elena Renker – Auckland, New Zealand
    Akira Satake – North Carolina, USA
    Martin Tagseth – Saskatchewan, Canada

  • International Wood firing Symposium - Cultural Confluence

    Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, USA

    October 18–20 2018

    This is the latest in a series of international events generously supported by James Kasper (USA) intending to celebrate the confluence of multiple woodfire traditions. Organized by Tara Wilson and held in Helena, MT the symposium will build upon these previous events with a goal of continuing a dialogue encompassing all aspects of contemporary wood fire practices.

  • Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards

    Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC

    October 4–14 2018

    Very honoured to have been awarded 2nd prize at this year’s SSICA:

  • Annual Studio Show & Sale - Culture Tour

    DuPont Studio, 4562 Highway 6, Winlaw, British Columbia

    August 11–12 2018

    This will be the 10th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour that we have participated in, since its inception in 2008. And somehow we’ve managed to pack a whole lot into this past decade…graduate school, three kiln builds, an airstream mobile gallery!

    Each year the tour brings more & more folks to our place to check out the new wares and property developments.

    We are always excited to meet new friends over the course of the weekend, and to visit with old ones too. Surprise visitors are always the most fun – maybe this year it’ll be you?!?

    Don’t miss the chance to swing by and say hello if you are in the area August 11 & 12th, 2018.

  • AIA Short-term Residency

    Red Lodge Clay Centre, Red Lodge, MT, USA

    October 14–29 2017

    I am the host artist for a ‘Artist invite Artist’ residency at the Red Lodge Clay Centre this fall. This short term residency will be a woodfire theme and invited artists include Casey Zablocki, Dan Murphy, Perry Haas and Tara Wilson.

  • 1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference

    University of Regina, Ceramics Department 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK

    September 28–30 2017

    I will be presenting as one of the Visiting artists at the 1000 Miles Apart Student Conference ,alongside Janet MacPherson and Anita Rocamora. The conference this year will be hosted by the University of Regina’s Ceramics Department, September 28th – 30th.

    We will also have our airstream mobile gallery ‘Form’, showcasing the work of various studio potters.

  • Canadian Craft Biennial National Contemporary Exhibition

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario

    August 19October 29 2017

    I will be participating and exhibiting new works in the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial national Contemporary exhibition at the Art Gallery of Burlington this fall.

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is proud to present the first Canadian Craft Biennial from August 19, 2017 – October 29, 2017. The launch of this inaugural event during Canada’s 150th anniversary, will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future. Under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! the Biennial will explore What and who is ‘Canadian Craft’? and analyze ideas regarding the agency of craft.

  • Celebrate Canada 150 - Willock & Sax Feature Artist

    June 9–30 2017

    CELEBRATE CANADA 150 – June Feature – NEW WORK by Robin DuPont, Willock & Sax Gallery
    Banff, Alberta, Canada

    June 9-30, 2017 – celebrating creativity and art in Canada’s birthday year with ceramic vessels that focus on surface texture and pattern.

  • True Local feature

    Kootenay Coop

    May 11–30 2017

    I began making fermentation crocks awhile ago after some interest from friends and neighbours was expressed for a more local product. I’m now supplying our local Co-op with crocks. This week I am featured as part of their True Local feature. Thanks Kootenay Coop for your commitment to supporting local businesses!

    Robin DuPont Ceramics

  • Wood-Fired Invitational

    Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

    May 4June 23 2017

    Bringing together nineteen artists from five countries for a special exhibition to showcase the language of fire and clay.

    William Baker
    Josh Copus
    Will Dickert
    Robin DuPont
    Judith Duff
    Michael Hunt + Naomi Dalglish
    Kazuya Ishida
    Eric Knoche
    Sandy Lockwood
    Shozo Michikawa
    Lindsay Oesterritter
    Hyangjong Oh
    David Peters
    Ben Richardson
    Tim Rowan
    Akira Satake
    Jeff Shapiro
    Catherine White

  • Make and Do Mother's Day Sale

    April 14May 14 2017

    New works on just in time for Mother’s Day.

  • Mobile Contemporary Ceramics: FORM

    Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC

    March 17–18 2017

    As part of the 7th triennial Canadian Clay Symposium in Burnaby, BC, our renovated Airstream Trailer will be on the road again. This time onsite at the Shadbolt Centre and feature the works of contemporary ceramics artists:

    Katy Drjber
    Robin DuPont
    Carole Epp
    Martina Lantin
    Sarah Pike
    Martin Tagseth
    Christopher Watt

    Exhibition hours: March 18th 9am – 6 pm
    Registration for the symposium will be closing on March 13th, 2017

  • Groundwork Exhibition

    Shane Norrie Contemporary Gallery, 61 Albert Street, Stratford, Ontario

    March 11–25 2017

    Shane Norrie Contemporary Gallery: We are very proud to represent amazing Canadian ceramic artists in our gallery, many of whom have been working with clay for decades. This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary talens of every one of them and will also introduce ceramic artists that are new to the gallery.

    Opening Celebration: Saturday, March 11, 2017
    7 – 9 pm

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

    February 2–3 2017

    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

    Medalta International Ceramics Residency, Medicine Hat, Alberta

    July 15–24 2016

    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

    Banff Centre for the Arts

    May 30June 24 2016

    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:

  • Fired Up 2016

    Metchosin Hall, 4401 William Head Rd, Metchosin, BC

    May 27–29 2016

    Excited to participate as an invited guest in the 2016 Fired Up exhibition on Vancouver Island, May 27 – 29th 2016. This group show has been exhibiting ceramic work annually for the past 32 years. This year’s theme is Wood Firing. For more information:

  • AKAR Yunomi Invitational 2016


    May 13–31 2016

    I have been invited to participate again in this year’s AKAR Yunomi Invitational. Online exhibition opens May 13, 2016

  • CHEERS! Call for entry

    March 17June 10 2016

    I am excited to have been asked this year to jury the 4th annual Medalta’s International Exhibition CHEERS! This theme is integral to our daily lives, in how drinking vessels can elevate a ritual, stimulate a conversation or thought and function purely to nourish our souls and selves.

    Apply online with the perfect tumbler, whiskey set, coffee mug, teacup, stein, tea bowl, growler, bottle, or flask. If your vessel is part of a celebration, whether it’s a perfect cup of coffee or a pint at the end of the day, we want to see what you’re celebrating with.

    Submissions to be completed online from March 17th to June 10th 2016.
    Entry Fee: $20 Canadian. (for those of you in the US that’s about $15 USD)

  • USU 30 years of Ceramic Excellence

    BLVD Tavern, 320 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO, United States

    March 16–19 2016

    I will be part of an alumni exhibition at this year’s NCECA Conference in Kansas City 2016 called “Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence at Utah State University”. The exhibition will be set up at the BLVD Tavern, which is less than half a mile to the conference center and just around the corner from the Belger and other great exhibitions that will be happening during NCECA.

    The show will be up at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus for the month of February before being packed up and shipped to the conference.

  • FUSION Conference 2015

    Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario

    June 5–7 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.

  • Yunomi Invitational

    May 15June 5 2015

    Excited to participate in this year’s AKAR Yunomi Invitational.

  • Wood/Soda Ceramics Residency - Banff

    Banff Centre, Banff, AB

    April 27May 22 2015

    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

  • Dig This! Exploring BC Clay Conference

    Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

    March 20 2015

    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

    Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, BC

    March 15–20 2015

    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 or call 604-291-6864

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

  • Red Deer College Workshop

    March 5–8 2015

    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.

  • The Makings V - Feature Artist

    Willock & Sax Gallery, 210 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta

    November 1 2014

    The Makings V: Willock & Sax Gallery, Banff
    Opening Reception Saturday November 1st 3-5 p.m.
    Celebrating the fifth annual group exhibition of ceramics, feature artist is Robin DuPont with work from his newly constructed Anagama Kiln.

  • Caffeine - Joint Exhibition with Sarah Pike

    Alberta Craft Council - Discovery Gallery, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

    October 25November 29 2014

    Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton
    October 25 – November 29, 2014

    The caffeine rituals we partake in as humans are many and varied. From the blend and preparation to the time of day and people we choose to share a coveted beverage with, more often than not, these habits have significance in our daily lives. Robin DuPont and Sarah Pike are both full time studio potters, recognized amongst their peers as makers of teapots, mugs, cups, creamers and more things that all shout ‘Caffeine’! They are also both avid ‘coffee enthusiasts’ and ‘ritual aficionados’. This joint exhibition, is an exploration of the ‘caffeine’ theme and an opportunity for the viewer to recognize and appreciate how both makers interpret the theme through their unique forms and aesthetic choices.

  • Columbia Basin Culture Tour

    4562 Highway 6, Winlaw, BC

    August 9–10 2014

    The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is a celebration of local culture taking place August 9 & 10th from 10 am – 5 pm. This self-guided tour showcases local artists’ studios, museums, art galleries, cultural centres and heritage sites and gives the public the opportunity to experience “behind the scenes”.

    Visit the Culture Tour Website for a listing of all the participants on the tour.

    This year we will be unloading and showcasing the results from the ‘Anagama’ firing throughout the weekend. Come out and learn about this style of kiln and the unique atmospheric surfaces that are created over the course of a 60 hour firing.

  • Kiln Building Workshop

    4562 Hwy 6, Winlaw, BC

    July 21August 3 2014

    This summer Martin Tagseth and Robin DuPont will combine their kiln building and wood firing experience to lead a two week anagama kiln building workshop in British Columbia’s Slocan Valley beginning July 21st.

    With a focus on hands on construction experience, this intensive workshop with also include discussions of kiln design and atmospheric firing techniques. Students are invited to bring bisque-ware to partake in the inaugural firing immediately following construction of the kiln.

    (Dates may be adjusted to accommodate kiln construction and firing times)
    July 20th Welcome BBQ
    July 21st – 27th Kiln Building Workshop
    July 28th – Aug 3rd Kiln Firing
    Aug 9-10th Kiln Unloading

    Course Fee
    Workshop Fee is $495 (does not include housing or meals).
    Firing Fee $100 (Students must bring bisque-ware).

    This workshop will take place at the home & studio of Robin DuPont in the Slocan Valley, near Winlaw B.C. This beautiful winding river valley is known for its creative culture and offers visitors pristine beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, world class recreational opportunities and breath taking scenery.

    Other Information
    • Class size is limited. Space will be reserved on a first come basis upon receipt of non-refundable $100 deposit. Balance of workshop fee is due two weeks prior to course start date.
    • Accommodations and Meals are not included in the course fee. Please visit for a list of campsites, B&B and other nearby accommodations and amenities.

    Call 250-226-6964 or email Kiln Building_Postcard

  • MISSA - Summer workshop

    Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, 650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, BC

    June 30July 6 2014

    I will be teaching a workshop June 30-July 6th at the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. Check out the MISSA website for more information and to register.


    Various locations in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA

    March 19–22 2014

    “62 artists to follow on Instagram — 25 pieces to be found

    HIDE-N-SEEKAH is hiding 25 pieces of ceramic art in Milwaukee, WI during this year’s NCECA conference (March 19, 20, 21). Clues to find the pieces will be posted on artists own personal Instagram feeds. Which 25 of the 62 artists will be hiding pieces? Nobody knows!!!

    Search “hidenseekah” on Instagram and follow all 62 participating artists (tap “following” in the upper right corner of the HIDE-N-SEEKAH profile for the full list of artists to follow). Keep your eyes peeled for clue images on Instagram during NCECA. FINDERS KEEPERS!!!

    HIDE-N-SEEKAH is NOT an official NCECA event!

    Read the full Ceramics Monthly article on HIDE-N-SEEKAH on Carole Epp’s blog, Musing About Mud by following this link:

  • NCECA Gallery Expo 2014 - Milwaukee

    NCECA 2014 Conference, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, MI, USA

    March 19–22 2014

    Red Lodge is representing my work again this year at the NCECA Gallery Expo in Milwaukee.

  • Trial by Fire

    Kootenay Gallery of Art, 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, BC

    February 14March 29 2014

    Exhibiting with Pamela Nagley Stevenson in Castlegar at the Kootenay Gallery of Art, February 14 – March 29th. The show is curated by Helen Sebelius, and is in conjunction with exhibition by Les Manning in the main gallery. The opening reception is Friday Feb 14th at 7 pm.

  • Contemporary Traditionalists

    Red Lodge Clay Centre, 123 South Broadway, Red Lodge, MT, USA

    November 4–29 2013

    Atmospheric Offerings from a group of early and mid-career artists who are committed to carrying on rich ceramic process traditions.

    Exhibition will be Posted Online: Monday November 4, 2013 and up through the month until November 29, 2013.

    For more information, contact Red Lodge Clay Center at 406-446-3993

  • Feast of Pottery

    Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, 10 Maple View Place, St. John's, NL

    October 12–14 2013

    On Thanksgiving Weekend, the table will be set for Feast of Pottery. This exhibition will be open for viewing and sale October 12 – 14th only at the new Quidi Vidi Village Plantation in St. John’s Newfoundland.

    Curated by Alexis Templeton, visit her website for more information.

  • Hot Mud: Emerging Canadian Ceramists

    Burlington Art Gallery, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON

    September 7November 4 2013

    Exhibiting this fall at the Burlington Art Centre‘s Lee-Chin Family Gallery alongside emerging artists from across Canada.

  • RBC Emerging Artist People's Choice Award 2013

    Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON

    September 3October 15 2013

    Very honoured to participate in this year’s RBC Emerging Artist Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum. Nominated by Katrina Chaytor.

  • Medalta International Cup Show

    Medalta Historic District, 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB

    August 23September 28 2013

    I’ll be exhibiting two entries in the first annual International Cup Show at Medalta this summer. The exhibition was curated by Carol Epp (Musing about Mud) and will open on August 23 and run until Sept 28th, 2013

  • Columbia Basin Trust Studio Tour

    DuPont Studio, 4562 Hwy 6, Winlaw, BC

    August 10–11 2013

    Will be participating in the annual Culture tour again this year. Come out and visit Saturday or Sunday.

  • Wood Fire Invitational

    The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A, Missoula, MT, USA

    May 25June 25 2013

    Excited to be part of this Wood Fire Invitational with so many great folks, curated by Perry Haas.
    May 25th – June 7th
    The Clay Studio of Missoula

  • Bluegrass Bourbon show

    The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 West Main Street, Louisville, KY, USA

    April 5May 15 2013

    A national juried exhibit of Bourbon Bottles and Shot Glasses. Curated by Matt Long

  • NCECA Gallery Expo 2013

    George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX, USA

    January 20–23 2013

    Red Lodge will be representing my work at this year’s NCECA Gallery Expo at the conference in Houston.

  • Chocolate Pots - Red Lodge Clay Center

    Red Lodge Clay Centre, 123 South Broadway, Red Lodge, Montana, USA

    December 7–30 2012

    Participating in the Chocolate Pot Exhibition at Red Lodge Dec 7 – 30, 2012.

  • Solo show in Grand Forks BC

    Grand Forks & District Art & Heritage Centre, Grand Forks, BC

    September 8December 15 2012

    Impinge is a solo exhibition of a recent body of my work that will be exhibited at the Grand Forks & District Art & Heritage Centre’s Gallery 2. The exhibition will run September 8th – December 15th, 2013.

  • Confluence

    Alberta Craft Council Gallery and Shop, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

    May 12June 16 2012

    Clay artist Robin DuPont experiments with flame manipulation in his soda and wood fired pottery. Solo Exhibition at the Alberta Craft Council May 12 – June 16, 2012.

  • InHouse

    Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Room 371, Calgary, Alberta

    April 16–20 2012

    Robin Dupont, the Ceramics Program’s Rawlinson Visiting Artist/Instructor, will present InHouse in ACAD room 371, April 16-20 from 9 to 5 pm.

  • Touch

    The Candahar, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

    April 16 2012

    Join the Ceramics Program’s Rawlinson Visiting Artist/Instructor Robin Dupont for ‘Touch’, at The Candahar, Monday, April 16th from 5 to 7 pm.