SSICA 2016 Awards
SSICA 2016 Jurors
Laura Carey is an arts administrator, collector and curator specializing in Canadian ceramics. Laura began her journey at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Ontario) in 2009, learning about curation under the tutelage of Christian Bernard Singer. After moving to Vancouver in 2012, Laura began managing the Gallery of BC
Ceramics. She has been involved in the curation of over 50 ceramic exhibitions in Ontario and British Columbia. Laura now sits on the Board of Directors for the Potters Guild of BC/ Gallery of BC Ceramics.
Tam Irving is an educator and studio potter based in West Vancouver. He is a founding member and impetus behind the formation of the NWCF. He began to teach in ceramics at the Vancouver School of Art/Emily Carr University in 1973, retiring in 1996 to return to his own practice. He has written for Contact Magazine and Studio Potter. His work is in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Canadian
Museum of Civilization, Hull; the Gardiner Museum, Toronto; the Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo and the Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey. (Tam will participate in the selection of award-winning works).
David Lloyd is an accomplished Burnaby Potter who has studied extensively the Japanese language as well as that of Korea and Cuba. He possesses a particular expertise as an educator having taught students at many levels throughout his long career while simultaneously working as a studio potter and exhibiting his work. David is widely recognized as a master in wood-firing techniques.
Diane Carr (deceased) was an art historian and retired arts administrator. She owned the Potters Wheel Gallery in Victoria in the 1970s and in 1980 became the founding director/curator of Canada’s first public gallery for the crafts, the Cartwright Street Gallery (subsequently known as the Canadian Craft Museum) in Vancouver. She had curated numerous exhibitions of ceramics and other contemporary and traditional crafts, including “Back to the Land: Ceramics from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands 1970-1985” for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. (Diane participated in the selection of the 64 finalist exhibited works).
SSICA 2016 Sponsors
Black Sheep Books
Canada Council for the Arts
Salt Spring Arts Council
Salt Spring Books
Salt Spring Inn
Salt Spring Potters Guild
Wisteria Guest House (SSI)