Featured Artist – Carole EppSep 01, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

Curatorial Statement

Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5-7pm MT

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, September 4 by 10am Mountain Time


“Twenty years after taking my first ceramics class in college I’m still just as compelled and excited by this material as I was back then. Working in ceramics has allowed me to travel internationally to meet and work with some of the most inspiring creative minds out there. Back in 2005 I obtained my graduate degree from the Australian National University. I currently live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan working in a home based studio creating both functional objects and a line of figurative sculpture. Due to workaholic tendencies and a passion for community I’ve been the editor of Musing about Mud for over ten years, have brought together groups like Make and Do ceramics to highlight the wealth of creative ceramics here in Canada, traveled to teach workshops, give talks, exhibit work, and basically don’t say no to anything clay related that is worth promoting and getting involved with. All of which makes me happier then I ever imagined.”

Artist Statement

“It’s simple really, I like to make things that make people smile. I want to be a maker of objects that through their imagery, evoke nostalgia, innocence and love. Perhaps sometimes a greater narrative or story is lurking in the images sometimes not. Within the whirlwind of a busy life with two young children, my functional ceramics have evolved towards contemporary narrative representations and whimsy. From books and their elaborate illustrative art, to my children’s drawings and imaginations I find inspiration all around me. The reward of this work for me is that young and old find happiness though the work and its engagement with nostalgia, familiar imagery, and an ability to perhaps see themselves represented in the handmade objects that they use.”

-Carole Epp