Born in Revelstoke, Golley studied at ACAD and received her BFA from the University of Calgary with a major in Ceramics and a minor in Art History. She went on to receive her MFA from the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia. The recipient of numerous awards, scholarships and grants, Trudy’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. She has taught at various institutions and in 2002, was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The Ceramics instructor in the School of Creative Arts at Red Deer College, she has lived and worked in Red Deer, AB since 2000.
My current work explores the creation of ceramic forms that capture, obstruct, and redirect light in order to exploit its many qualities. Recently, I have started to work with industrial manufacturing processes for model development. Residencies in China have allowed me to investigate new material possibilities delivered through innovative technical processes such as physical vapour deposition (PVD), where a thin layer of titanium is transferred to an object. Such captivating, lustrous surfaces are used to control various light effects. These processes have opened up exciting new avenues that have allowed me to explore my reflective pieces at a larger scale.