Gardiner Museum – Ceramic Change: How to Make It

Saturday January 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The one-day workshop intensive, which is part of the Steven Heinemann: Culture and Nature programme, is for emerging artists working within the expanded field of ceramics. From building your own DIY wooden kiln to local clay harvesting, these presentations, workshops and conversations will dig deep into what it means to pursue a sustainable maker practice. It’s being co-presented with Akin Projects, Craft Ontario, and Sheridan Ceramics.

My friend Rea McNamara will be moderating one of the afternoon sessions, Mindfulness with Clay: Firing Contemplative Practices with Social Justice. The onstage conversation between art therapist Suzanne Thomson and ceramics artist, educator and social justice advocate Zahra Komeylian will explore how contemplative practices approached from a critical and social justice perspective can facilitate community art projects.

Here’s a direct link to the event:

The student rate is $22. You can take advantage of this if you buy online and use the coupon code “ceramicchangevip” at the checkout. The price also includes free access to the Heinemann exhibition, which closes on January 21.