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Work (left to right): Caleigh Stillwater and Jasmine Prior

School of Art Ceramics well represented at International Ceramic Art Fair

May 25, 2023 — 

The School of Art is proud to announce that current student Caleigh Stillwater & BFA Honours 23 Grad Jasmine Prior were both selected for the Next Generation webpage at the Gardiner Museum’s 2023 International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF), showcasing their incredible talent and achievements in ceramics. 

Each student successfully participated in a competition, and both were selected as representatives of the ceramics program at School of Art. 

The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) is a 10-day celebration of some of the most compelling recent ceramic art, featuring works by emerging and established artists from a wide range of backgrounds and online and in-person programming by artists and curators. The Fair is hosted by The Gardiner, one of the world’s leading specialty museums and is Canada’s only museum dedicated to the ceramic medium.

We invite you to visit the 2023 ICAF Next Generation website and join us in celebrating the next generation of talent across Canada!

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Congratulations to Caleigh and Jasmine!

Meet the artists:

Caleigh Stillwater is an emerging artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is currently completing her BFA at the University of Manitoba. She works in a variety of mediums with a focus in ceramic sculpture and painting. Her work often explores the ethics of the meat industry and its connection to environmental destruction. Her sculptures aim to raise awareness about important issues, while making viewers confront the uncomfortable truths of an industry that many willfully ignore.

Stillwater’s recent body of work, Butcher’s Trio I and II features an installation of lifelike hand-built ceramic sculptures. Three sculptures of meat; a steak, a sausage link and a ham hang on meat hooks above a butcher’s table. Sculptures of a chicken, a piglet and a lamb sit on the table, plastic wrapped on foam trays like grocery store meat. The ceramic installation aims to critique the commodification of animals within the meat industry, and the disconnect that consumers have between the food they eat and where it comes from.

Jasmine Prior is an interdisciplinary artist currently residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Coming from outside a small town she is influenced heavily by nature, from the largest tree to the smallest insect. Prior is completing an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and hopes to continue her studies in anthropology and psychology as well. She has been creating for as long as she can remember. When she wasn’t creating, she was studying outside by collecting bones, dead insects and feathers on walks through the bush with her dog. Prior hopes to bring a sense of pause and reflection to notice the simple treasures nature gives us daily and to remember the connections we all have to this planet and the tiniest creatures on it.


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