Red Winged Blackbirds Wreath. This mixed-media ceramic sculpture measures 12 x 70 x 60 cm and can be installed on the wall or placed flat. Six porcelain birds have been painted with underglazes and glazes and have wings of wood, cattails, seed pods. This series initially developed for a solo 2016 Craft Ontario exhibition When Horses Walked on Water in Toronto. The series explores nature and industrial development through bird imagery. Birds were native and abundant to the area before urban development and are a reflection on the environment before extensive human habitation and manipulation.
In Three Minutes. Small-scale porcelain figure, under glaze painted and glazed, 8 x 10 x 5 cm. From the 2016 solo exhibition series Match at public gallery Art-image in Gatineau (awarded the Prix du CALQ – Œuvre de l’année en Outaouais – Work of the Year in the Outaouais), and recently exhibited in the solo public exhibition Source et ressource at the Centre D’Art Rotary in La Sarre, Quebec from Nov 2019 to Feb 2020.
A visual exploration of the manifestation of the boxing sport as transformative of the human figure, the artist allowed the town of Buckingham’s emotional investment in their boxing hero Gaétan Hart to become the central theme.
Peace Study. This porcelain wall sculpture hangs either vertically or horizontally. It's hanging structure is invisible so it floats effortlessly on the wall. Each hand-formed porcelain arc is set into the matte resin backdrop. In a meditative dance, the artist arranges the composition in the moment before it sets. 22 x 60"
Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone
11 x 12"
These pieces are results of the artist's ongoing series which draws inspirations from the gourd (hulu 葫芦), which Ancient Chinese regarded to be a symbol of prosperity and good luck as it is prolific in fruits and seeds. It is also believed to be a charm to ward off evil spirits and disease, as well as a symbol of longevity.
Shigaraki wood fire clay, porcelain, glaze, 18 x 10.5 x 13".
Coil hand-built and wheel thrown, Wood fired in Japan to 1280c
This piece was created at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan during a two-month residency supported by Canada Council for the Arts Travel Abroad grant. It was twice fired in wood and gas kiln. The molten feldspar beads on the surface is a well-known unique character of the local clay there.
Black Sheep. Erin Robertson is an artist who works in various media. Her ceramic sculptures are wonderfully life-like and call to mind her bronze public installation, Bellwether, created with Anna Williams for the Longfields Transit Station. (See 3rd image)