Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft

Diana Thorneycroft b. 1956

 

Diana Thorneycroft is an artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has exhibited internationally, and her work can be found in noteworthy public collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, and TD Bank. Thorneycroft has won numerous awards, including an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Thorneycroft's photography was featured in the 2002 Phaidon Press publication, Blink, which presented the work of 100 rising stars in photography.

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Barnabus Arnasungaaq

Barnabus Arnasungaaq

1924 - 
Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory
Barnabus Arnasungaaq is the oldest living artist from the Baker Lake originals.  Since his first exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1964 he has been collected internationally.  His style has become iconic for the region and his influence is seen in the work of emerging artists.

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Leonard Butt

Leonard Butt

Victoria based artist Leonard Butt is a graduate of ACAD. Over the last few decades he has developed an iconic style or raku fired sculptures that playfully deal with the relationship of people or objects. Butt finds influence through both other ceramic artists and his students. Another influence in his work is historic and fictional characters found in literature.

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Judy Blake

Judy Blake

Judy Blake has been working with clay since the mid 1970's when she attended the New Brunswick Craft School (now the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design).

Although she has worked primarily as a functional potter since graduating, for the past ten years Judy has been pursuing her longtime passion for smoke-fired pottery. Her works include sawdust-firing, pit-firing, raku and saggar-firing.

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Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie

Samantha Dickie is a contemporary ceramic artist living and working in Victoria, BC.  Her work has been exhibited across Western Canada in public galleries in Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia, as well as being represented by the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in London, Ontario.

Samantha majored in ceramics at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. While trained as a functional potter, she soon became absorbed in abstract sculptural work and public installation. After receiving her diploma in ceramics, she has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund.

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