Robin DuPont: Wood-firing in Canada

The North-West Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce that their next speaker, Robin DuPont, will be presenting via Zoom on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 2pm Pacific Standard Time. The NWCF Speaker Series is free and open to all. All are welcome, but registration is required. Please see here or below to register for this exciting talk.

Robin DuPont

Robin DuPont received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary and his MFA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He also studied at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson and the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at numerous institutions, has participated in several artist residencies, and has built a variety of wood-fired kilns in Canada. In 2013, DuPont was nominated for the RBC Emerging Artist Award, and in 2021, he received the North-West Ceramics Foundation Mayer Wosk Award of Excellence. He lives in the Slocan Valley, in the interior of BC. He makes utilitarian wood and atmospheric-fired pots, which are exhibited across Canada and the United States. Recent exhibitions include Thrown, at the Touchstones Museum of Art & History in Nelson, BC, and a solo exhibition, Of This Place, at the Langham, in Kaslo, BC, both in 2021.

Robin DuPont, wood-fired teapot

In his talk, Wood-firing in Canada, DuPont will share his insights into how the genre of wood-firing plays a role in contemporary ceramics in Canada. He will discuss makers, kilns, influences at work within the genre, and innovating a process that is thousands of years old. From kiln architecture to dispelling stereotypes, the artist will share his thoughts on the people and places contributing to this field.

DuPont’s talk will take place via Zoom on March 27, at 2pm. During the presentation, we ask the audience to please turn off their videos and mute themselves. After the talk, there will be ample time to ask questions via the chat function. We look forward to seeing you there!

Robin DuPont, wood-fired pitchers


The recording of this talk is now available on YouTube–please see here.



For more on Robin DuPont’s work, please see his website.


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