A Craft Talk with visiting artist Carole Epp
the force behind the popular ceramics blog Musing about Mud
May 29, 7 pm
La maison des artistes
219 Provencher Blvd
Saskatchewan artist and blogger Carole Epp will take the audience on a journey through her professional development as an artist, stopping to examine the ways in which her ceramic work and social media have intertwined along the road. She’ll also reflect on the age old question: How do you maintain a vibrant studio practice, get into the big shows, travel, give talks, host a blog that’s the go-to place for ceramics-related news world-wide, all while raising a young family? All will be revealed on May 29!
Free public lecture. All welcome.
BIO || Carole Epp is a ceramic artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received her Masters Degree in Ceramics from the Australian National University in 2005 and has maintained a full time studio practice since. Her ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies of work including sculptural and functional objects. Due to a desire to expose her own demons as well as to investigate the social and political dysfunction of contemporary society, Epp creates figurative sculpture that presents humanity through a subversion of our utopic projections of ourselves. Her work juxtaposes religious iconography with news headlines, pop culture with nostalgic kitsch, all through the subversion of the traditional genre of the collectible figurine. Her functional work on the other hand shows a softer side of childhood. She creates a line of illustrative dishes that portray sweet and whimsical narratives intended to inspire young and old. She has exhibited throughout Canada; in Australia, Scotland and the United States. Her artwork and writing has been published in magazines, websites and books. She is editor of Musing About Mud an online blog that showcases information, calls for entry, exhibitions and artist profiles related to the ceramic arts.
Studio Visits with Carole Epp are available to MCC members. Click here for more info.