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Bio:

            Emily Stone is a Potter residing in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  In 2010 she decided to enroll in the fine art program at Red Deer College where she intended to pursue a painting degree but ended up falling in love with clay instead.  From there on after she attended the Alberta College of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree majoring in ceramics.  Currently she is working from home in Calgary Alberta in her modest start up studio where she creates ornate utilitarian pottery.  Her focus is to make work that engages through the senses; how objects feel as well as how they can visually intrigue the user while being used.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

            Ceramics inspires me because I can make beautiful objects from something that is messy, complicated and complex, but with time creates something that is so simple and sinuous that it is wonderful to behold.  Working with clay is humbling; the more I learn about clay and how to yield it, I learn more about myself and that relationship is reflected in the finished work. Through me I can use the material to create an object that is effortless in feel and fit but underneath the surface hides the many complexities and difficulties of clay.   

My designs are inspired by the flora and fauna that surrounds us; the imagery I use is reminiscent of natural occurring patterns and the ornamentation of nature and is represented through my interpretation of it.  I use a combination of glaze and underglaze to achieve a surface that looks like a watercolour painting in conjunction with my imagery.  Through consideration of the surface and form I endeavor to create well-crafted pottery with the intent to find itself in a domestic setting.  

CV // ARTIST RESUME:

Education

 

2013-2016        Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Emerging Craft Media, Major in Ceramics, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada.

 

2010-2013        Diploma in Fine Arts, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 

 

Scholarships

 

2015        Monika Smith Ceramic Award, Alberta College of Art and Design,

                Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2015        Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design,    

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2014       Donald Lepard Memorial Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary,        Alberta, Canada

 

2014        3M Direct Entry Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

2012       Jason Lang Scholarship, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 

2011       Ian and Hope Cook Sr. Travel Study Award, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 

2011       Jason Lang Scholarship, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2016    Illingworth Kerr Gallery Alberta College of Art and Design, ACAD 2016 Grad Show, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 19th-28th 2016

 

2016    Main Mall Alberta College of Art and Design, Between Us and All Harm,

             Calgary, Alberta, Canada, February 2016

 

2015    Main Mall Alberta College of Art and Design, Totipotent, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, February 2015

 

2014    The Learning Gallery, 1000 Miles Apart Student and Faculty Show, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, October 2014

 

2014    Main Mall Alberta College of Art and Design, Maturing Point, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 2014

 

2013    Gallery 371 Alberta College of Art and Design, 1000 Miles Apart Student and Faculty Show, Calgary, Canada, October 2013

 

2013    Dose Coffee House, Khaos Pirate, Red Deer, Canada, May 2013

 

2013    Red Deer Museum, Typecast, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, April 2013

                   

2013    Red Deer College Library Porthole Gallery, Felis Catus Crystallus, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, April 2013, Solo Show

 

2012    Red Deer College Learning Gallery, Large Sculpture Challenge, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

 

2011    Red Deer Museum, RDC Student Year End Show, Red Deer, Alberta,     Canada

 

Technical Experience

 

2015    Ceramic Technician/Assistant for Red Deer College Summer Art Series: Intensive Ceramic Surface with Sean O’Connell, July 2015

 

Articles and Reviews

           

2015    Julia Krueger, “Exhibition Review: Totipotent”, Musing About Mud, March 23rd 2015

 

2015    Karin Olafson, “7 Artists to Watch For at the ACAD Show + Sale”, Avenue Calgary, March 23rd 2015

 

 

Commissions

 

 

2013    Lacombe Movie Theatre, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

 

 

Collections

 

            Red Deer College Permanent Collection of Student Works, Alberta, Canada

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