Carol Mayer

Dr. Carol E Mayer FCMA is an advocate for BC ceramics both nationally and internationally. She holds degrees from UBC, Cambridge and Leicester and currently heads the curatorial department of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (MOA), where she is responsible for an international collection of ceramics. In 1990, she curated the only permanent gallery devoted to European ceramics in western Canada. She has lectured extensively in Canada and abroad on issues relating to ceramics, museums and ethnography. Her reviews, catalogue essays and critical writings have been published widely, and she has organized and curated numerous exhibitions including Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary at MOA, 2019-2020. She is currently researching a new BC ceramics installation due to open 2022. Carol has served on the Board of the Potters’ Guild and was awarded a Lifetime Membership of the Guild in 2005. Carol is the founding president of the NWCF, joining the Board in 1993. For more information on Carol and on the new Multiversity Galleries at MOA, where 3000 ceramics from around the world are on view. See the Museum of Anthropology