Circle Craft Co-operative is pleased to present “Beloved,” ceramics by Jacqueline Robins, in their gallery located in the Net Loft on Granville Island, June 8 – July 3, 2012.
Jacqueline Robins is compelled and inspired by the notion of heirloom. The cycles of life are a re-occurring theme in her work, which focuses on pieces that celebrate and record significant moments in life.
Utilizing a variety of printmaking techniques, she is able to illustrate and imprint the clay.
Robins says, “My vessels are thus a narrative record: fragments of love letters, sheet music, photographs, maps, mementoes, and found treasures. … vessels as memoirs, capturing specific moments, vessels as allegories: my work is intended to be lived with, telling its story for continuing generations.”
Robins grew up on the Prairies where her family ran a general store. “Before I could read, I was helping my father and listening to the stories of all the myriad people that came through. This is where my love of the human narrative began,” she says.
“Utilizing the many skills I have learned over the last 15 years, traditional printmaking techniques have been adapted to apply images and text to raw clay with underglazes. These are then fired into permanence. In this way I combine clay’s rich and tactile history with personal stories and events, creating lasting objects of individual narratives.”
Robins’ formal education in drawing, printmaking, and ceramics was at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, followed by an apprenticeship on Salt Spring Island, BC. Robins has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is in private collections in Europe, North America, and Japan. Jacqueline Robins lives in East Vancouver. For more information: http://jacquelinerobins.com/
Daily 10 am – 7 pm | 1 - 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft Granville Island
tel  669 8021 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Admission: FREE
For information about other upcoming gallery exhibitions, visit: www.circlecraft.net