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Ceramics by Christine Pedersen available at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, exclusively online.

"Blue One". Unglazed blue porcelain vessel.
Christine Pedersen. 2023.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair runs Friday July 12 - 14, 2024, and my ceramics will be available for sale exclusively online, find my profile here.

I’m thrilled to have been juried into the show, and will be offering work from a few different series, with new work, and pieces from my collection that have never been shown. Only 10 pieces can be listed online at a time, so please do email me if you see other work on my instagram or Facebook feeds that you would like to know more about. Online sales will continue until March 2025. Thanks for checking out my work, and I hope you'll enjoy looking around at loads of great art at the show.


Background

Vortex vessel. Pinched black porcelain.
Christine Pedersen. 2023.
Originally from the UK, I’ve been making ceramics in my home studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1999. My main form is sculptural vessels, as functional and decorative centre-pieces for the home. My work is characterized by intense surface development: pinched and hand-built ceramics often juxtapose deeply fissured surfaces and textures, with clean, elegant lines. I like to work in series, and each piece is one of a kind. Many pieces have unglazed surfaces, emphasizing the character of the clay; particularly unglazed white porcelains, working with the subtle variations in white and cream, enjoying the work ‘in the white’—like traditional Chinese Dehua ceramics (blanc de Chine). Light and shadow are partners as I develop my work, helping me to refine detail, and complete the narrative of the piece. I like to use colour, sometimes it’s subtle, though I really love bold, juicy colours too, especially on the inside. Grouping the finished pieces is an opportunity to explore how colour, texture, and different clay bodies can ignite a larger conversation about ceramics and form.

Landscape, early art and pottery, science, and natural history, are referenced throughout my work. I have worked with clay since I was a young teen, and most recently completed the Jewellery + Metals program at Alberta College of Art + Design (now AUA) in order to develop inter-disciplinary skills in jewellery, metalwork, and sculpture. My ongoing process of research in clay and metal has been an important part of working within the LEXM team (with Jeff de Boer, RCA and Cory Barkman) to develop public art projects and larger-scale private commissions.


"The Cracks Are How The Dark Gets Out" --detail. Pinched porcelain vessel. Christine Pedersen. 2020.


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