Date & Time:
Jul 10 - 21, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
$750 + $100 materials
Walter Ostrom, CM and Jordan McDonald
MORE INFORMATION: http://www.lunenburgarts.org/programs/ceramics-alternative-strategies/
Students should bring the following:
- Your ceramic tool kit
- Apron & towel
Walter Ostrom, CM
Emeritus Professor Ceramics NSCAD
Walter Ostrom, C.M. was recently appointed Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In1997, he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province, People’s Republic of China. An outstanding educator, he is committed to Craft practice and theory.
Walter is regarded internationally and in Canada as a technical and academic expert in low-fire maiolica, an ancient ceramic technique that he has personally tailored through innovations and decorative methods to reflect the geography of the places where he has lived, whether Nova Scotia or the Far East. His body of work has developed across many aspects of ceramics in the span of a nearly 50-year career, from experiments in high conceptualism in the 1970s to a contemporary focus on the exploration of the vast history, hybridization and social foundation of ceramics.
He has extensively exhibited and lectured internationally. His work has appeared in numerous books and periodicals. His work has been collected by many public collections, including the Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
On February 5th, 2007, he was invested into the Order of Canada. In November 2008 he was given the Portia White Award in recognition of his leading contribution to the arts in Nova Scotia. In 2014 he was appointed a Regis Master at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Jordan McDonald is currently a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jordan grew up in the suburbs of Toronto where he first studied ceramics at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2009. He then attended the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, where he received his MFA in 2011.
Among other awards and recognition, in 2014 Jordan was nominated for the RBC Emerging Artist Award, and received the Recommendation Prize at the Taiwan Ceramic Biennial in 2016. His work can be found in noteworthy private and public collections, including the Gardiner Museum in Toronto and the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
Jordan is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He has also taught ceramics at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.