Saturday, August 30, 2008

Toronto Potters Exhibition

When I first came to Canada my first point of contact was with the Toronto Potters who had an article written on their 12th Biennial Juried Exhibition in a British magazine "Ceramic Review".
One of my friends (Rachel Rogers) had written to the then president (Brenda Ellenwood) telling her that I was just about to immigrate to Canada and so when I finally arrived here I was welcomed by her. From that day on I made many new friends.

Who would have thought that 2 years on (2006)I would take on the task of organising the 14th exhibition for the Toronto Potters. It has been 2 years in the making and finally the opening night will be on September 4th. PHEW!
Our Jurors were Alex Yeung and Jonathan Smith and I was lucky enough to have 3 pieces of my work selected for the exhibition at the Ontario Craft Council.
This image is of a 12 part wall piece called "Last of the rain". The inspiration of this piece is from my last visit to Scotland in march of this year......all it did was rain!!!
I want to take this opportunity to thank Chiho Tokita a fellow Toronto potter for all her help during the organising of this event, without her help I would have been in big trouble!
Come along to see the show, Chiho also had work selected and the pieces are just beautiful.


Rachel Jayne Stevenson/Rogers said...

Good Luck. Wish I was there!


michelle said...

Beautiful Lesley!! I love this series of pillows!!

Tara Lynne Franco said...

I love this piece. Fantastic. I wish I could be there on Thursday! Congrats and good luck. I will drop by and see the exhibition when I am in Toronto next which should be soonish.
xoxo Tara