All Fired Up

All Fired Up: 38 Hands, 19 pots, 1 studio

February 14, 2024

Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating world of ceramics, where every piece tells a unique story of artistic passion and personal connection.

The George Fry Gallery proudly presents its latest exhibition, “All Fired Up: 38 Hands, 19 Pots, 1 Studio”, featuring the exceptional work of 19 potters from the vibrant NBCCD community. Delve into the artistry of these talented ceramicists as they showcase pieces that hold a special significance, whether it’s their magnum opus or a cherished experiment from years past.

Among the distinguished artists featured in the exhibition is Elsa Valiñas, an NBCCD alumna and esteemed studio technician, known for her captivating creations and recent appearances on the acclaimed CBC show, The Great Canadian Pottery Throw Down. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness her remarkable work, alongside the diverse contributions of 18 other participating artists.

All Fired Up opens its doors to the public on February 22, with a lively reception from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, and continues its enchanting display until March 19 2024. Admission is free, welcoming all art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in this captivating collection of ceramic wonders.

Facebook event link to opening night on Feb. 22: https://fb.me/e/5D0lnlLyG



All Fired Up: 38 Hands, 19 pots, 1 studio. showcases the work of 19 NBCCD students, faculty, and staff members who all share a connection to the Fine Craft: Ceramics program. This exhibition presents a diverse array of ceramic artworks characterized by their varied shapes, colors, scales, textures, narratives, and sources of inspiration.

Each piece on display represents a personal creation that holds significance for its creator, whether as a demonstration of their skill, a cherished memento of past experimentation, or an embodiment of enduring affection.

Reflecting on the significance of the exhibition, Ceramics Studio Coordinator Liz Demerson expressed, “Having a showing in the George Fry Gallery is a wonderful experience for our students. They not only get to show their work to a wider audience, but they also get a full learning opportunity of preparing for, setting up and being in a gallery show. For a new artist, the gallery scene can be daunting. Exposing students to the processes involved, what is expected of them and how to navigate it makes it easier when they are on their own.”

The George Fry Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and located at 408 Queen St., Fredericton, NB.

Learn MoreCeramics

Ceramics is a two-year, four-semester program that focuses on building skills, gaining technical knowledge, and professionalism. Students begin the program learning how to throw on the pottery wheel and about the wide range of materials that are used in ceramics. The study of historical and contemporary examples of ceramics guides their development.