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Maggie Ross – 2015 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

maggie handbuilding by tim froese

Maggie Ross is in residence at the Deep Bay Cabin September 14 – 20

The Artist: Maggie Ross is a photographer who became a ceramicist, and then thought, “Why choose?” She received an interdisciplinary BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2008. Equally passionate about community arts programming and community gardens, Maggie lives in Winnipeg (though her heart is in rural Manitoba!) and is an active member of The Edge Clay Centre.

Residency Project: Forest Bride is a new body of ceramic work exploring the ancient and inextricable connection between women, pottery, and plants. Maggie will be producing a sculptural piece using hand building techniques influenced by local traditional Woodland pottery production and decorated using flora and found objects from the site.

Maggie will be holding open studio hours at the Deep Bay studio Wednesday, September 16 through Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and visitors are welcome to view works in progress, see a demonstration of traditional Woodland pottery techniques, or get their hands dirty and leave their impressions of the visit in clay!

Meet the Artist: Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Poor Michael’s Bookshop and Art Café. Maggie will give a brief talk about the history of Woodland pottery in relation to her work, show examples of her hand built ceramics and share images and experiences from her week at the cabin.

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