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artist interviews

an exhibition from afar

Jenny Judge tells us about the experience and challenges of participating in the Korean International Ceramic Biennale during the Pandemic.

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artist interviews

meet Monique Huynh

In conjunction with her CCBC gallery show, we asked artist Monique Huynh to share with us a bit about herself, her inspiration, her audience and her other projects

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5 SEO Tips for Craft Artists for 2022

Changes in the business environment have fostered and accelerated digital marketing and pushed small businesses, including craft artists and studios, to adopt digital marketing for their companies.

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new member Mark Qualizza

Our new member Mark Qualizza tells us about he he went from journeyman stucco plasterer to designer, intrigued by the complexities of woodworking. Mark finds pleasure in curves and elegance of wood and his commitment to form and function presents itself in his exceptional designs. 

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ccbc gallery

review: fruits of my labour

In his review of Louise Perrone’s Fruits of my Labour, Critical and Curatorial Studies MA student Nathan Clark reflects on the seductive and consumable nature of Perrone’s works.

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around the council

pots that transform?

Archival summer student Tatiana Povoroznyuk reflects on the historic relationship between 60s and 70s counterculture and ceramics in BC, asking why these histories should be preserved and what a “pot that transforms” means in 2021.

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artist interviews

meet Louise Perrone

In conjunction with her CCBC gallery show, we asked artist Louise Perrone to share with us a bit about herself, her inspiration, her audience and her other projects

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around the council

a rant about signatures

Over the course of summer 2021, CCBC hired a student to archive hundreds of prints that have accumulated over three decades at New Leaf Editions. Through the raffling of prints, summer student Jane Schiedel came to recognize a serious issue. 

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around the council

craft contacts 3: auntie vice

Summer student and archivist Sarah Gibbon takes yet another trip into CCBC the archive. Sarah introduces a peculiar character that pops up repeatedly in our historical newsletters. Auntie Vice was an advice yielding conservator and an avid supporter of Warhol’s spicy Torso series. Read on to learn more about Craft Contacts and our dear Auntie Vice.

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artist interviews

meet Trish Graham

In advance of her upcoming CCBC gallery show, we asked artist Trish Graham to share with us a with us a bit about herself, her inspiration, her audience and her other projects.

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craft today

printing for the people: new leaf editions

Granville Island’s very own Peter Braune sits down with Craft Council summer student Jane Schiedel to delve deep into his love of printing and the legacy of New Leaf Editions established in 1985 by the Master Printer and good friend of the CCBC. 

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the search for thingness

Amanda Wood writes about how her willingness to let the material lead gave her a deeper understanding of the materials fundamental to her practice.

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