A month’s immersion at Medalta alongside burnt dirt manipulator Christopher Reid Flock where participants will be encouraged to push beyond comfort zones and traditional media practices. Find what propels the creative moment with intensive collaboration sketches engaging classical clay processes and component prototyping with 3D immersion technologies to then develop and expand on your discoveries in a personal space where one may fully bring creative intuition to reality. Learn how to push everything off the table and how to change your perspective on what you know and are ready to expose. Followed by ongoing feedback, demonstrations, and slideshows, Reid will lead this intensive month with spontaneity and creative energy while pulling from traditional methods of burnt dirt process heavy action.
This workshop is intended for ceramics students, advanced learners, and ceramics professionals who are looking for an intensive and immersive residency experience, but who feel the need for a little direction and mentorship. Participants will work independently, receiving regular input and feedback from Reid Flock. Participants will be required to give a short visual presentation pertaining to their work.
July 3 – 31, 2018
$750 (no gst)
Application Deadline: 1 April, 2018
Registration for this residency will follow our residency application process. Please see: http://medalta.org/residency-application
- 24 hour studio access
- Individual workspace in communal studio
- Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
- All firings included (except wood firing)
- Glaze materials in test quantities
- Use of shop glazes
Artist responsible for:
- Materials and clay
Before his first introduction to clay, Reid majored in English literature and violin at the University of Western Ontario. After mentoring with Canadian ceramist Kayo O’Young in 1998 and studying at Sheridan College School of Ceramic Design, Reid moved to Ibaraki, Japan where he lived and studied ceramics for nine years. He returned to Canada in 2009 and has established his studio practice in Hamilton, Ontario. Reid’s professional career as an experimental ceramic artist continues to grow since his first exhibition in 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. The Canada Council for the Arts granted Reid time to initiate a world first CT scan, sintered, then slip cast Jomon-yaki vessel dating to 6000BCE. By engaging current and classical clay processes he developed a series of culturally historic yet technologically advanced in process “Squeeze Toys”. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Gardiner Museum Sculpture Competition and is currently working on melding virtual reality with creative process development.
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