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Carol Grant


ARTIST STATEMENT
The beauty of the form is central to Carol's purely expressive abstract sculptures. She feels challenged to create strong forms with an underlying simplicity without the need to add          decoration or colour. The directions of the lines and curves of each piece are carefully examined during the forming process. The concept of fragility is also a recurring theme as she feels  compelled to push the boundaries of the material. The wonderful working qualities of porcelain enhance the fine aspects of her work. Living in the beautiful town of Deep River where she is able to encounter nature on a daily basis has a profound influence on her concept of ceramic art.

BIOGRAPHY

Carol Grant’s formal training as a science teacher has been invaluable to her career as a ceramic artist. Carol’s work has been recognized by numerous awards including grants from The Ontario Arts Council which enabled her to study at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark in 2011 and in Jingdezhen, China in 2013. Carol has published articles in Ceramic Review magazine in London, England. She has taught workshops at The Peterborough School of Art, Sudbury Potters Guild and through Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. In 2012, Carol was an invited speaker for a lecture series in conjunction with “Art on the Lawn”.

EDUCATION 

1987 B.Sc. University of Guelph
1990 B.Ed. University of Toronto
2002, 2003 Nippising University, North Bay, Ont., Advanced Throwing and Ceramic Design
2004 Ottawa School of Art, Advanced Ceramics
2003, 2005, 2006 Haliburton School of Art, Throwing,  Basic Raku, Advanced Raku
2011-2012 FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Mentorship Program

RESIDENCY
2009 (June) Medalta  International Artists in Residency Program, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2010 (September) Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre, Skaelskor, Denmark

AWARDS & GRANTS
2004 Valley Arts Council,  Three Dimensional, First Place, Pembroke, Ont.
2005 W.B Lewis Library Arts Council, Deep River, Ont.
2010 Recipient of Ontario Art’s Council National and International Residency Grant, Toronto, Ont.
2011 Valley Arts Council, Juried  Art Competition, Third Place, Pembroke, Ont.
2012 Valley Arts Council, Three Dimensional, First Place, Pembroke, Ont.

SHOWS
2004 (Aug) Hill and Valley Studio Tour, Deep River, Ont.
2004 (Sept) Valley Arts Council, Festival Hall, Pembroke, Ont.
2005, 2010, 2011 (May) Deep River Public Library
2007, 2009 (Sept) FUSION, Annual Juried Show, Toronto, Ont.
2009 (June) Clay Dynamics, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2010 (June) The New Art Festival, Juried Show, Ottawa, Ont.
2011 (May) Valley Arts Council, Festival Hall, Pembroke, Ont.
2011 (June) The Lindsay Gallery, Lindsay, Ont.
2012, Parallel Journeys. Ontario Craft Council Gallery. Toronto, Ont
2012, Art on the Lawn. Deep River, Ont.
2012, Art on Elgin Gallery, Sudbury, Ont.    

TEACHING
2006 – 2011 Deep River Potter’s Guild
2009 (Oct) Peterborough School of Arts, Two-day workshop
2009 (Oct) Potter’s Guild of Peterborough, Presentation
2011 (June) Potter’s Guild of Sudbury, Three-day Raku workshop.
2012, Art on the Lawn Lecture Series, Invited talk - History of Ceramics and Raku

ARTICLES
2009 (Dec) Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone, North Renfrew Times
2011 (May/June) Broadening Perspectives, Ceramic Review, United Kingdom

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
2002-2011 Deep River Potter’s Guild, President, Workshop Coordinator
2004-2011 Valley Artisans’ Cooperative, Vice President, Display, Advertising
2008, 2010 (Feb) Empty Bowls Coordinator, Deep River
2011 Library Arts Committee, Deep River

GALLERIES
Dish Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ont.
Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, Ont.
Inspire Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Elgin Street Gallery, Sudbury, Ont.
Valley Artisans Cooperative, Deep River, Ont.
Riverguild Fine Crafts, Perth, Ont.    

COLLECTIONS
2009 Shaw International Ceramics Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2009 Les Manning, Private Collection
2010 Guldagergaard International Research Centre, Denmark    









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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