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Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland talks about why he decided to co-curate this year’s 12 Trees exhibition, the vital role that light plays in his own life, and his fascination with making “stuff.”

3 years ago
Parrots at a clay lick in Peru. Photo: Brian Ralphs

This Month in Ceramics

From clay-eating parrots to Clare Twomey’s working ceramics factory at Tate Modern, these were September’s top stories from around the world on everything ceramics related.

3 years ago

Coming in Hot: How Teapot Racing is Gaining Steam

Teapots and robotics collide in Splendid Teapot Racing, a beloved sport of many who embrace Steampunk, an artist-led subculture based on Victorian science-fiction.

3 years ago

Of Mind and Mud: How Clay is Shaping Up to be the Next Big Mindfulness Trend

Pottery has taken on celebrity status lately, with the fashion world, star Instagram potters, and even mega-celebrities like Brad Pitt embracing ceramics. It isn’t hard to see its allure—in a world that feels increasingly unstable, kneading a slab of clay with your hands is a great way to unplug and connect with the present moment.

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with soJin Chun

soJin Chun, one of our six Community Arts Space: Art is Change partners, tells us the ways in which art can change the world. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? “Art-making” activates communities through conversation and collaboration. The act of making art within the context of public spaces creates […]

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with August Fröhls

The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, speaks to the importance of art and storytelling. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art-making”? It’s important in order to provide accessibility for a wider audience that might be intimidated […]

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Feminist Art Museum

Feminist Art Museum (FAM), one of our six Community Arts Space partners, is led by local curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee, who gave us insight into their project and the power of involving the public in the art-making process. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? We like […]

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Mikiki

Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, one of our six Community Arts Space partners, tells us about the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful public space in Toronto. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? I think public spaces are already sites of art making. There are more […]

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with Waterloo Architecture

Students from Waterloo Architecture, one of our six Community Arts Space partners, shares the importance of community collaboration in creating meaningful public space in Toronto. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Typically, art in public spaces is created solely by trained professionals – architects, designers and artists whose […]

3 years ago

Quick Fire: 5 Questions with artist collective Madeleine Co.

Artist collective Madeleine Co., one of our six Community Arts Space partners, discusses the significance of making space for art making, the potential of art for social change, and what happens when art disappears. Why is it important for public spaces to make room for “art making”? Art must be accessible to the public in […]

3 years ago