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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Lilac and Smoke 

    Acrylic on canvas

    H50 x L40 cm

    2021 

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological finds. This work reflects upon the recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica which resembled a cormorant and was alive during the Cretaceous Period when the arctic had a semi-tropical climate.

    In this work, we are presented at first-glance with an atmospheric scene of cormorants nest-building, bathing and flying. Smoke rising from the water and the hills make us think of mist or a forest fire; this leads us to notice the teeth of the birds and transports us back 90 million years to a time when Tingmiatornis arctica flew over the semi-tropical arctic waters and mountains, which could erupt at any moment.

     

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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise 

    Single bowl without full sculptural installation. 2020

     

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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020

    Lisa Creskey

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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise 

    Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain

    H40 x L40 xD50 cm 

    2020

    Scientists have predicted that due to the increasing melting of the sea-ice of the Northwest Passage, animal species from the Arctic Ocean, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean will interact in unprecedented ways. Warmer water from the Atlantic is increasingly flowing into colder Arctic water, raising its temperature which reduces the formation of sea-ice and also affecting the halocline layer between deep oceanic heat and the fresher water at the surface. 

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological finds. The recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica is used as a visual reference in this work, alongside the humpback whale, a species spotted in arctic waters outside its normal range. I play with the forms of these animals which I intertwine and abstract to create a surrealist organic landscape. In this landscape, I stage dream-like interactions between humans and wildlife to express how human beings around the globe are attempting to emotionally process current findings about climate change and its significance. In the construction of this work, I play with the idea of the fragility that is inherent to clay by creating a sense of peril in the delicacy with which the piece is balanced. A vessel is placed on a structure that suggests the flippers of a humpback whale or perhaps bones, perhaps a landscape. The reference is open – we are given information but not enough to form a concrete idea.

     In this dream-like setting, I see the ocean space as symbolic of creativity. I imagine this bubble of creative silence is shifting in a perilous way and I attempt to express a sadness at the loss, the fear for the future. I also wish to pay respect to this incredible beauty and force with which nature is imbued and thus feel hopeful that these changes can be reversed and these wild places can be preserved.

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    QUEEN OF THE NIGHT PLATTER DETAIL
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    QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: IL FLAUTO MAGICO

    In this multi-fired porcelain platter with resist painting and lavish white and yellow gold lustre `trailing clouds of glory`, the artist responds to the resplendent opera sets of times gone by.  A one of a kind homage to opera performers of the past, it is an heirloom keepsake for today.  Completely food safe (for inspired morsels!); 20 x 22 x 4 cm.

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    Lisa Creskey Return to the Nest - Retour au nid   From the 2022 solo public exhibition La Traverse
    Lisa Creskey Return to the Nest - Retour au nid   From the 2022 solo public exhibition La Traverse

    Lisa Creskey

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    Return to the Nest - Retour au nid   From the 2022 solo public exhibition La Traverse at Galerie Le Rift in Ville-Marie, Québec (Temiskaming region) – (February-April 2022).

    Ceramic and mixed media wall sculpture that hangs in straight descent or side-swooping orientations.  Light in weight despite its large size, it can hang from the wall or, two-sided, from the ceiling. The carved and painted wood has paper-thin porcelain figures captured in the resin apertures that are painted with equal detail on both sides. The glossy surface magnifies the depth of the surface detail.

    180 cm x 110 cm x 6 mm, 2022.

    "Barn Swallows are the only species, other than bacteria and viruses, to have evolved alongside humans, taking the advantage of adapting to nest on human-made structures like barns and covered bridges and foraging for insects in open farm-land."


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    SUSPENDED LARGE HERON SCULPTURE
    LARGE HERON SCULPTURE

    Lisa Creskey

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    Héron du Lac Leamy - Baromètre   

    This magnificent double-headed heron created for Lisa's solo exhibition at public gallery, Galerie Montcalm in Hull, can hang suspended from the ceiling or stand on the cedar base designed for it.  Mixed medium with multi-fired porcelain; burned, pigmented and carved wood; and painted paper-based wings that have a glossy resin finish.  

    $5000 for the pedestal; $5800 on the sculpted pedestal.

    90 x 140 x 150 cm, approx. 30 lbs., 2021.  On the base, the upper beak reaches 8' in height.

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    Lisa Creskey

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    Heron Screen (behind heron sculpture). Each of the three sections is approx. 6.8 x 4.3 ft.  Together, freestanding, the three-part screen is $3500. Each hand-sawn painterly unit is light enough to hang with ease from ceilings or walls. They cast beautiful filigree shadows when away from the wall. 

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    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs

    Lisa Creskey

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    Sunset Cruise 

    Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.

    H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs

    2020

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological findings. The recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica is used as a visual reference in this work, alongside the humpback whale, a species spotted in arctic waters outside its normal range. I play with the forms of animals which are intertwined with the form of an icebreaker ship and abstracted to create a surrealist organic landscape. In this landscape, I create dream-like interactions between humans and wildlife to express how human beings around the globe are attempting to emotionally process current findings about climate change and its significance.

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    Porcelain vessel and wooden base 55 x 85 x 60

    Lisa Creskey

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    Nous Tous Toujour

    Multi-headed heron porcelain vessel with a mysterious face emerging made up entirely of various kinds of birds for the eyes, lips, etc.  The multi-trunk wooden base in white is an ingenious support.

    Contact the gallery if purchasing vessel and base separately.

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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $200.00
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    Small Hummingbird Bell.  The clapper feet are tucked high up in this bell ornament, creating a warm sound when gently rung--not to alarm the beauty porcelain with her carefully held hare.

    13x8x6 cm, 2021

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    Small sculpture by Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

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    Sirin Swallow multi-fired gold-lustered porcelain sculpture in a size medium.

    11 x 15 x 5 cm

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    Regular price $150.00
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    Sirin Swallow Figure, multi-fired gold-lustered porcelain sculpture in a size small.

    7 x 13.5 x 7 cm

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    Regular price $90.00
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    Small Canadian Horse sculptures in earthenware with gold-lustered ears.

    9.5 x 3 x 12 cm

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    Barn swallow head
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    Barn-swallow head wall sculpture - fine multifired porcelain sculpture with carving, glaze painting and gold lustre. 

    12 x 17 x 25 cm

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    Lisa Creskey Bowl with Horse. Multi-fired porcelain with streaks of gold lustre. The sculpted head of the horse emerges from the bowl's interior. Surrounded fully with elements of landscapes, the exterior shows a red covered bridge.  6x12x14cm

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    Bowl with Horse. Multi-fired porcelain bowl with streaks of gold lustre. The sculpted head of the horse emerges from the bowl's interior. Surrounded fully with elements of landscapes, the exterior pictures a red covered bridge.

    6x12x14cm

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    Lisa Creskey Tiny espresso Sirin. Multi-fired porcelain espresso cup with streaks of gold lustre, depicting a mythological Sirin (part bird, part woman) in a landscape dotted with orange flowers.  5x5x5cm
    Lisa Creskey Tiny espresso Sirin. Multi-fired porcelain espresso cup with streaks of gold lustre, depicting a mythological Sirin (part bird, part woman) in a landscape dotted with orange flowers.  5x5x5cm

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    Tiny espresso Sirin. Multi-fired porcelain espresso cup with streaks of gold lustre, depicting a mythological Sirin (part bird, part woman) in a landscape dotted with orange flowers.

    5x5x5cm

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    Lisa Creskey Pouring vessel with handle - Red-Breasted Grosbeak. Multi-fired porcelain vessel. On one side of the vessel, the head of a red-breasted grosbeak emerges, the face and beak becoming its own three-dimensional form. On the other side, blue glaze has been sprayed and over wax-resisted surfaces to create varied textures.
    Lisa Creskey Pouring vessel with handle - Red-Breasted Grosbeak. Multi-fired porcelain vessel. On one side of the vessel, the head of a red-breasted grosbeak emerges, the face and beak becoming its own three-dimensional form. On the other side, blue glaze has been sprayed and over wax-resisted surfaces to create varied textures.

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $65.00
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    Pouring vessel with handle - Red-Breasted Grosbeak. Multi-fired porcelain vessel. On one side of the vessel, the head of a red-breasted grosbeak emerges, the face and beak becoming its own three-dimensional form. On the other side, blue glaze has been sprayed and over wax-resisted surfaces to create varied textures.

    11x8x13cm

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    Lisa Creskey Mug with Face and Cicada. Multi-fired porcelain mug with streaks of gold lustre. One side of the mug depicts a face, the other a cicada. Both feature sculptural elements, the nose of the face and the body and wings of the cicada emerging as their own forms from the sides of the vessel.
    Lisa Creskey Mug with Face and Cicada. Multi-fired porcelain mug with streaks of gold lustre. One side of the mug depicts a face, the other a cicada. Both feature sculptural elements, the nose of the face and the body and wings of the cicada emerging as their own forms from the sides of the vessel.

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    Regular price $60.00
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    Mug with Face and Cicada. Multi-fired porcelain mug with streaks of gold lustre. One side of the mug depicts a face, the other a cicada. Both feature sculptural elements, the nose of the face and the body and wings of the cicada emerging as their own forms from the sides of the vessel. 

    12x13x10cm

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    Lisa Creskey Porcelain bowl - Blue Jay. Multi-fired porcelain bowl with washes of celadon glaze. One side of the bowl morphs into the shape of a blue jay's head. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface. Viewed from the side, it seems as though a visiting jay has come to rest inside of the vessel.
    Lisa Creskey Porcelain bowl - Blue Jay. Multi-fired porcelain bowl with washes of celadon glaze. One side of the bowl morphs into the shape of a blue jay's head. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface. Viewed from the side, it seems as though a visiting jay has come to rest inside of the vessel.

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    Porcelain bowl - Blue Jay. Multi-fired porcelain bowl with washes of celadon glaze. One side of the bowl morphs into the shape of a blue jay's head. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface. Viewed from the side, it seems as though a visiting jay has come to rest inside of the vessel.

    12x13x10cm

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    Lisa Creskey Porcelain bowl - Deer. Multi-fired porcelain bowl. Inside and out, organic lines create a vision of forest, dappled with blues, greens, and yellows. A deer rests in its interior, its head an exquisite and lifelike sculpted form. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface.
    Lisa Creskey Porcelain bowl - Deer. Multi-fired porcelain bowl. Inside and out, organic lines create a vision of forest, dappled with blues, greens, and yellows. A deer rests in its interior, its head an exquisite and lifelike sculpted form. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface.
    Lisa Creskey Porcelain bowl - Deer. Multi-fired porcelain bowl. Inside and out, organic lines create a vision of forest, dappled with blues, greens, and yellows. A deer rests in its interior, its head an exquisite and lifelike sculpted form. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface.

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    Regular price $70.00
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    Porcelain bowl - Deer. Multi-fired porcelain bowl. Inside and out, organic lines create a vision of forest, dappled with blues, greens, and yellows. A deer rests inside, its head an exquisite and lifelike sculpted form. Carved elements in the porcelain allow light to pass through its surface.

    8x14x13cm

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    Two birds ceramic bowl

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    Regular price $240.00
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    Pine Grosbeaks -porcelain double-bowl featuring two pine grosbeaks in various shades of grey and gold luster

    Approx. 8 x 25 x 25 cm

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    Lisa Creskey

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    Héron du Lac Leamy - Suivez-moi   

    2021, ceramic, multimedia   

    90 x 130 x 120   

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    Small lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.
    Small lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

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    Regular price $25.00
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    Large lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $110.00
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    Swallow multi-fired gold-lustered porcelain sculpture.

    6.5 x 8.5 x 12 cm

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    My primary drive as a visual artist has been that of story telling from a personal point of departure or connection. To establish this connection, I often use historical documents and artifacts as a visual point of departure in my work.  As I have spent most of my life in the country, responding to nature and human dependence on the land are the strongest themes in my work. 

    Lisa Creskey Awarded Diploma of Honor at the 2019 Korean International Ceramic Biennale

    Click here to see a video of Lisa's exhibition, Source et Ressource, in La Sarre, Quebec until January 12, 2020.

    Click here to read notes from Lisa's artist talk at the Gardiner Museum during her exhibition A Season for Everything – a Journey Through Time and Space

    Click here to watch Lisa's interview with Kevin Sweet from le télé-journal to discuss Pression Atmosphérique and Sunset Cruise