The North-West Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce Sasha Wardell as their next speaker at a free public lecture Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 pm. The lecture will be held in the Rennie Theatre, room B2160, at Emily Carr University, 520 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Sasha Wardell is well known for her innovative approach to working with bone china. She uses advanced industrial processes to produce individually crafted objects designed for the contemporary home. She casts her beautiful forms from translucent white bone china, and, using her unique decorating techniques, finishes them with a subtle palette of muted colours. Wardell is the author of two books on the subject, Porcelain and Bone China, and Slipcasting, and has been featured in numerous magazines and journals including Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramic Review, and Ateliers d’Art. Her work is sought after by collectors and sold around the world. Wardell received her BA Hons in 3D Design (Ceramics) from the Bath Academy of Art prior to studying industrial ceramics at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Limoges, France. She later received her MA in Ceramics Design from the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke-on-Trent. She has lectured in Ceramics at numerous art colleges in the UK, Ireland and Europe and taught international workshops in France, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2011 she was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva. She now divides her time between Britain and the south-west of France, making her work and teaching classes in bone china and mould-making.
Her talk, “Tempting Translucency,” will present a case history of her career and fascination with bone china from the mid-seventies to the present day. She will highlight the influence of having studied industrial ceramics in both France and the UK.
Sasha Wardell’s lecture will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 7:30 pm in the Rennie Theatre, room B2160, at Emily Carr University, 520 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC. We look forward to seeing you there. For more about Sasha Wardell’s work, please see her website at https://sashawardell.com/