Convergence: Work by Canadian and U.S. Women Artists

Chandler Swain
• Ceramics

Almonte, Ontario, Canada

Education: 1970- 1977
Ontario College of Art: foundation year (confused about conceptual curriculum!!)
Hornsey College of Art: London England: foundation year
(nice, straight forward and boring)
Hertfordshire College of Art and Design: 2 years, ceramic & fibre arts
(now we’re getting somewhere!!)
Sheridan College of Art and Design: Ceramics Major (totally amazing)

Experience as a clay artist after parenting full-time 1978-88
Teaching: public schools & high schools as “an artist in the school”
Ceramics Master (2 years) St. Lawrence Community College, Brockville
Painting, Drawing and Pottery Instructor, Algonquin College, Ottawa
Studio Manager/Tech @ 2 large public ceramic studios, City of Ottawa
Teaching/working in my own studio 1986-current

Other professional activities of note
Invited Workshop presenter/lecturer on topics related to Ceramics
Board of Directors, Ontario Clay and Glass Assoc. 1994-1996
Coordinator: Art in the Park Festival 1994-present
President, Ottawa Guild of Potters 2003-2005

Recent noteworthy exhibitions
High Tea: curator Tony Clennell, Jordon Art Gallery, Jordon On, 2002
Fireworks: Biannual Exhibition of the Ontario Clay and Glass Assoc.
jurors, John Chalke, Janet Mansfield 2002
Tea Pots: Art or Craft: Curator, Jonathan Smith, Burlington Art Centre 2003
From Hand to Lips: curator, Anne Roberts, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 2004

Making Marks: Robin Hopper 2004
500 Tea Pots: Lark Books, 2003
Handbuilt Tableware: Lark Books, Kathy Triplett editor

On-going Obsessions
My 3 kids, my garden, real democracy, peace and social justice,
bio-diversity, local verses global economies, painting, my role in this stuff.

Ann Bird Ann Kuckelman Cobb Laurie Culling Diana Dunkley Jan Gaumnitz Maggie Glossop Missy Hamilton Roberta Huebener Susan Rennick Jolliffe Susan Jordan Maryse Maynard Liz Minnes Nan Renbarger Margaret Rose Chandler Swain Cathy Tisdale Wendo Van Essen Yvonne Wiegers

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