emerging artist: Lydia Johnson

“Making a great pot requires discipline,
dedication, and sincerity, values quickly dissolving in today’s society.
We live in a world that tells us that we must have what our neighbors
have to be happy. Throwing is an escape from this voice.

Pots are
relatable and accessible to every human being. They are not esoteric.
These useful, everyday objects often create their own significance only
made possible by the thought of the maker. Every detail, from form, to
foot, to handle, breathes personality into an inanimate object. Even the
most subtle details give each new pot the opportunity to speak
differently; the chance to become more graceful, more charming, more

I view each piece as a three dimensional canvas. My
surfaces are where memory, music, and emotion are visualized with the
stroke of a brush. Layers of vibrant colors, abstract shapes and active
lines live in an indecipherable yet familiar landscape. Within this land
exist ideas of human fragility and understanding. It reaches for
momentary glimmers of a better future.”


Surface: exhibition @ Harbourfront

Marcelina Salazar. Serving Bowl, 2013. Cone 10 porcelain, wood fired, soda glazed. Photo: Becky Comber

Carl & Rose, Tony Clennell, Brad Copping, Susie Osler, Marcelina Salazar, Krystal Speck, Jenna Stanton, Rachael Wong

Curated by Melanie Egan

June 22 – September 15, 2013

Terrain is used as a general term in physical geography, often
referring to the visible layer of land. We often think of terrain as
broad and expansive, however, the subtle surface changes on an object
translate into a micro-topography and a feast for the eyes. Terrain can
be the main event – inspiring, remarkable and evocative – as well as an
invitation to discover what lies beneath.

– Melanie Egan
Head, Craft, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON
M5J 2G8, Canada

Workshops with Petra Svoboda @ Workshop Arts Center Ewart Gallery

Mould Making and Slipcasting
• $130
• Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:00am – 5:00pm
Learn the process of making a one or two piece plaster mould to create
ceramic multiples. In this workshop you will learn how to make a
casting mould from plaster using found objects made from glass, wood and
plastic prototypes. Even fruit & vegetables can be cast! Spend
the day making the plaster mould and focus on slip casting techniques.
Cost includes plaster and clay. Bring in your own object to cast or
choose one of the tutors objects.

Printing on Clay
• $130
• Saturday, July 13, 2013 10:00am – 4:00pm
In this workshop students will learn how to expose images on to a
silkscreen using the Riso screen printing method. Once the screens are
made, students will learn how to print directly on to clay using ceramic
inks. The workshop will cover printing on to fresh clay and transfer
printing on to green ware and bisque. Participants will also be shown
how to make decal transfers from their screens. Includes all inks and
slips as well as an A5 silk screen and squeegee. Clay can be purchased
at the studio on the day.

Workshop Arts Center Ewart Gallery 
33 Laurel Street
NSW 2068
[email protected]