Demonstrating Artists 2020.
MEET KATRINA CHAYTOR
Katrina received her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, and MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. She has taught as sessional faculty, summer school instructor, visiting artist and workshop presenter at colleges and universities across Canada. It was in 2001 that she became a permanent faculty member in the Ceramics Program at ACAD. Alongside her teaching profession, Katrina maintained an active studio practice, workshop presentations and exhibition record. Residencies and research opportunities have afforded her rich and rewarding work experiences in Mexico, Greece, and
Crete, the United States, China and research travel through Italy, France and England. Her work has been recognized through several awards including the Alberta Craft Council Award of Honour in 2010.
Since retirement, Katrina has relocated back to her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She now lives in Renews, and it is here she will have a full-time studio practice, with the studio build in the works.
MEET BEN CARTER
Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, and social media enthusiast based in Farmingdale, NJ. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, and the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He was named 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. In addition to his studio work he is the creator/host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, where he interviews artists about their craft, creativity, and lifestyle. He has authored a full-length book, Mastering the Potter’s Wheel, published by Voyageur Press in 2016.
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.