1:00pm – 4:00pm
From basic thrown or hand-built forms you’ll create mugs, bowls, and platters. You’ll also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.
In order to help ensure the comfort and safety of all visitors and staff, the WAG has a mandatory face covering policy in place. We ask that all guests aged 5 and older wear a mask, scarf, or bandana that covers the nose and mouth while in public spaces at the Gallery.
As per our reopening protocols, we encourage physical distancing, tables/chairs/supplies are sanitized frequently, and all staff and patrons are asked to self-screen before coming.
Please note there will be no class March 30 to allow clay to dry for final bisque firing.
Before his first introduction to clay at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Reid majored in English literature and violin at the University of Western Ontario. After mentoring with Canadian ceramist Kayo O’Young in 1998 and studying at Sheridan College School of Ceramic Design, Reid moved to Ibaraki, Japan where he lived and studied ceramics for nine years. He returned to Canada in 2009 and has established his studio practice in Hamilton ON. Reid’s professional career as an experimental ceramic artist continues to grow since his first exhibition in 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and in 2016 was shortlisted for the Gardiner Museum Permanent Sculpture Competition. Reid is currently studying at the University of Manitoba and in his second year of an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture.
“I have learned that we each hold our idea of what functionality is and to what purpose it retains as key to universality. For me, the literal sense of functionality with bowls, teapots, plates, and cups and saucers becomes something greater. As objects they, in a sense, hold memory and nuances of place. It starts with hands in clay to throwing on a potter’s wheel to hand building forms. It is all part of the great endeavour towards self-actualization as clayographer, if you will. Because clay happens to represent the better in positive nuances in the grand form of oldest professions. Clay propels the peripheral stories of our experiences and connects us to dialogue for millennia. No cables required.”
BACKGROUND & TRAINING
University of Western Ontario
Sheridan College School of Ceramic Design
Mentorship with Kayo O’Young
Nine year residency in Japan
University of Manitoba, MFA 2022