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Vol. 8 No. 2

Vol. 8 No. 2

Fall / Winter 2013


Craft is all about making. or is it? It seems also to be about healing and learning and growing and changing. It’s also about tradition and staying the same, regressing, un-learning and breaking. These multifaceted possibilities constantly occur in craft, often simultaneously, as they do in this issue of Studio. From costume making to community building and from emerging ceramicists in town and country to Shary Boyle out of the country, the value of making is everywhere. We have an essential reading list from Canadian craft history and several articles about craft projects to make people whole again.

We have tremendous fun making Studio, but it is your magazine. We would like you to contact us with comments or suggestions about anything you feel we should know. and we also vigorously encourage writers to submit ideas and article pitches. our brilliant editorial committees love working on ideas from all over the place.

So you keep on and we’ll keep on, together making our world.

Si la création est au cœur des métiers d’art, il semble que la guérison, l’apprentissage, la croissance et la transformation le soient aussi. La tradition et l’immuable, la régression, le désapprentissage et la rupture entrent également en jeu. Ces possibilités aux multiples facettes se présentent constamment dans les métiers d’art, souvent simultanément, comme dans le présent numéro de Studio. De la confection de costumes au renforcement des collectivités, des céramistes émergents en milieu urbain ou rural à Shary Boyle, à l’extérieur du pays, la valeur de la création est partout présente. Nous proposons une liste de lectures essentielles, notamment sur l’histoire des métiers d’art au Canada, ainsi que plusieurs articles portant sur des projets de métiers d’art à voca- tion thérapeutique.

Nous avons énormément de plaisir à créer Studio, mais c’est votre magazine. N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos commentaires ou suggestions sur tout ce que vous estimez devoir porter à notre attention. Nous encourageons aussi fortement les rédacteurs à proposer des articles et des idées d’articles. Nos brillants comités de rédaction adorent travailler à des idées venant d’un peu partout.

Ensemble, nous continuerons ainsi à créer notre monde.

Leopold Kowolik, Jenn Neufeld, Gord Thompson



Gloria Hickey questions jargon.

Congratulations and announcements.

Did You Know?
Michael Prokopow considers Bill Reid's heritage.

Under the Radar
Spotting fresh work and talent.

Six established makers who still work at the cutting edge.

Review: Restrained
Grace Butland reviews Louise Pentz's important exhibition.

Book Review: The Invention of Craft
Leopold Kowolik reviews Glenn Adamson's 2013 monograph.

From Edmonton, Alberta.


The Sensuous in Technology
What happens when the handmade tradition meets cutting edge technology? Jennifer McRorie investigates.

The little town that keeps doing
Chemainus, BC was nearly knocked out when the lumber mill closed in the 1980s. Peggy Grigor introduces the craft solutions that stopped it from happening again.

Collaborating Class
Sheridan College’s trial SHED program was a rewarding education in collaboration for all involved. Sally McCubbin explains.

Not getting older, getting better
Ross Bradley asks how to define the notion of ‘senior maker’ – is it more than just endurance? Is the cutting edge where you find it?

Transformation by Fire
Now in its 10th year, an art therapy group coordinated by The Barbra Schlifer Clinic and Gardiner Museum presents a major exhibition on trauma and healing. Rachel Gotlieb writes about the show she curated.

Into Porcelain Dreams
Shary Boyle is representing Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Julie Hollenbach visited the exhibition and details the lessons Boyle took from ceramic makers into the international heat.

Vivian Baumann: Costume as Collaboration
Jean Kares meets up with the costume designer who joyfully meets the demands of film, stage and art and discusses the intensity of multi-faceted collaboration.

Country Cups and City Saucers
Heather Read explores the age-old distinction with one maker in the country and one in the city: how do their experiences compare?

Desert Island Craft
If you had to select your Canadian Craft reading list to take to a desert island, what would you pick? Jennifer Salahub presents her essentials. Back to School or Holiday reading: don’t miss it.

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Vol. 8 No. 1

Vol. 8 No. 1