satellite gallery is closed for installation from may 12 to 23. we will reopen on the evening of may 23 for the opening reception of high fire culture: locating leach/hamada in west coast studio pottery.
high fire culture: locating leach/hamada in west coast studio pottery
High Fire Culture features the work of west coast potters Lari Robson, Sam Kwan, Andrew Wong, Ron Vallis, Cris Giuffrida, Heinz Laffin, Vincent Massey, Martin Peters, and Hiro Urakami.
Their artistic development and practice are linked by the aesthetic sensibilities and philosophy put forth by British potter Bernard Leach and his Japanese colleague Shoji Hamada. The exhibition will include over one hundred retrospective pots, as well as a collection of educational and archival material including historical photographs, videos, reference books, and a Leach kick-wheel.
High Fire Culture is curated by Nora Vaillant and Shelly Rosenblum and is organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, and Satellite Gallery, and made possible with funding from the Doris Shadbolt Endowment for the Arts, the Michael O’Brian Family Foundation, the Hamber Foundation and the North-West Ceramics Foundation, with special thanks to Doug Lane Furniture, Moving Images Distribution, the UBC Museum of Anthropology and the Potters Guild of British Columbia.