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elizabeth.demerson@gnb.ca

Elizabeth Demerson

Coordinating Instructor: Ceramics

Master of Arts: Socio-Cultural Anthropology – Concordia University
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology & Women’s Studies – University of New Brunswick
Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics – NBCCD

“I love the culture here at the College and I love my job. Where else can I teach in the medium I love and collaborate with other ceramists to take students from the stage of having never touched clay before, to producing professional quality work? The journey our students undergo in two years is quite remarkable.”

Elizabeth Demerson is the Coordinating Instructor for the Ceramics Diploma program. She has brought Advanced Glazing Technologies into the Ceramics curriculum, including glazes created with natural materials like rock and ash, as well as incorporating techniques like mold-making and decals.

Prior to teaching in Ceramics, she was the Coordinating Instructor for Aboriginal Visual Arts, and she started at NBCCD as a teacher in Foundation program. In the past she has taught in the public school system in New Brunswick and Alberta, at Keyano College and in the Fort McMurray Potters’ Guild.

Prior to her teaching career at NBCCD, Liz was a successful retail and wholesale potter with a studio and gallery at Kings Landing. By exhibiting at the Atlantic Craft Trade Show (now Craft East), she gained wholesale accounts at stores throughout the Maritimes and Ontario. She participated in the One of a Kind show in Toronto, shipping palettes of pots to the event. Liz has had her work exhibited in NBCCD faculty shows, All Who Wander Are Not Lost at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery and at the Sunbury Shores Making Waves Exhibition.

Her focus is on making useful pots. Her experimental nature with pottery is infectious, inspiring her students to take time to try new materials and new ways of working.

A fun fact about Liz: Her anthropology thesis was on body modification.

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