Demonstrating Artists 2022.
MEET SARAH PIKE
Sarah Pike is a full-time potter, living and making functional slab-built wares in Fernie, BC, Canada. She studied ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Colorado, and the University of Minnesota. Sarah is a proud member of the Canadian ceramic collective, Make & Do.
Sarah is very interested in making stamps and texture tools and pressing them into soft clay. Lately, she is obsessing over the ogee curve and how it tessellates across a form. Her natural habitat is her studio, but if she isn’t making pots, she is probably out exploring the mountains around her home by ski or bike. She is generally thinking about snacks.
MEET GRACE HAN
Grace Han is a ceramic artist originally trained in South Korea. She received her BFA from Dankook University where she specialized in traditional Korean ceramic techniques and skills. She received her MFA from University of Manitoba in 2016 and has been pursuing her career as a ceramic artist in Canada.
MEET MARIANNE CHENARD
Marianne Chenard is a ceramist and visual artist. Her art practice articulates itself around interest in
how our connection to the environment is shaped through our personal and collective memories.
These lend a remarkable consistency to her two creative universes: in situ installations and functional
ware. Marianne’s practice is also noted for its exploration of various technical treatments of clay
surfaces. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Québec, Canada and France.
She has taken part in several artist residencies, with Medalta in Alberta and the Maison des métiers
d’art de Québec, among others, has received an honorable mention from the Prix François Houdé du
Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec and frequently offers specialized training in image transfer
techniques. Marianne holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and she is
currently MFA candidate in Ceramic Art at Alfred University NY, USA.
MEET SAMI TSANG
From a young age, Sami has always felt essential to express herself through art. After studying 7 years of Traditional Chinese painting, she moved from Hong Kong to Canada for the Specialized Art Program at H. B. Beal Secondary school in 2012. Beal introduced Sami to a wider range of visual arts, where she discovered her passion for clay. Sami obtained her BFA in ceramics and graduated from Sheridan College in 2019. She was accepted as a
candidate in the Master of Fine Art Program at Alfred University in fall 2019.