“Clay Dreams” by Anyuta Gusakova
February 28 – March 31, 2019
Join us for “Clay Dreams”, a collection of decorative and functional sculptures by Anyuta Gusakova. Inspired by Anyuta’s dreams of magical characters, animals and toys, her incredible imagination is formed into stunning creations in porcelain & clay.
Anyuta is a Russian-born and classically trained Canadian artist. Her mediums of choice are multimedia sculpture, painting and ceramics. Her artistic style combines principles of classical art with craft applications, folk decorative motifs, surrealism, mythical subject matter and modern expressions. Anyuta’s sculptures have been on public display at the Vancouver International Airport and the Vancouver Playhouse. In 2017, Anyuta won the design challenge to create a new national Canadian Legend Award, initiated by the Canadian College of Performing Arts and granted to David Foster. Her pieces were finalists at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 22nd National Ceramic Competition, the 2nd International Ceramic Art Competition in Roseville California, the Vancouver IronCladArt design challenge, and Une Oeuvre de Faience, the 5th international ceramic sculpture competition in France. Currently Anyuta is doing an art residency with the Pottery Northwest Ceramic Arts Center in Seattle, WA.
Celebrating 35 years of Fired Up! Contemporary Works in Clay
Opening Thursday April 4, 2019 4-7 pm
The ceramic artists of Fired Up! are thrilled that the annual show on Vancouver Island has been thriving for 35 years. The multilayered mandate to which they have held true for so long has been to exhibit excellent works in ceramics, to encourage younger ceramicists, and to educate the public in the many ways that ceramics can used as a means of expression.
To commemorate this occasion Circle Craft, on Granville Island in Vancouver will be hosting an exhibition of selected new work from the 10 current core artists. This anniversary year’s theme ‘Monumental’ speaks to the amazing accomplishment for an annual show of ceramics to continue to thrive and improve for over 3 decades. Each Fired Up! artist will interpret this year’s theme with a diverse range of sculptural and functional large-scale works.
The annual Fired Up! show is held in Metchosin Hall on the last weekend of May each year. This year there will be a festive opening and a display of all former core member’s work as well as Monumental works by the current members. More details can be found at www Fired Up!.ca Contemporary Works in Clay.