FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association

Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie is a Victoria-based contemporary ceramic artist, using elements of abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within an installation practice. Aesthetics of simplicity, multiplicity and un-adornment are purposefully articulated as an expression of feminist principles in each sculptural project.  Her practice includes attending various residencies in Canada and abroad; receiving national and provincial grants to create large scale projects for exhibition in public galleries across Canada, as well as teaching workshops and recently presenting at conferences such as the Canadian Clay Symposium in B.C.    She uses multiple pieces in her installations to explore themes of duality and reclamation, containment and

contemplation. Her installations convey different feelings depending on their arrangement and the spaces in which they are placed. She has a thoughtful approach to installation work, and the form that it takes. The objects she creates are familiar, maybe reminding us of stones or sea plants, something we have seen before, held, experienced, or imagined; but taken out of context through the use of scale, placement, and surface, they draw attention to the themes she is exploring and our own reaction to them. Samantha will demonstrate some mould making as well as discuss the use of a single mould to make individual pieces that can then be altered.

To learn more about Samantha Dickie, visit: http://www.samanthadickie.com/

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 


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