Craft Parlour with Rob Froese

Nov 18, 2023





11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Craft Parlour is a series of six workshops on the intersection of craft-based artistic practices and writing led by artist-in-residence, Rebecca La Marre, alongside invited guests and a working group of ten participants: Rosamunde Bordo, Amelia Butcher, Xinwei Che, Hannah Crosson, Amy Gogarty, Chloe Lalonde, Josephine Lee, Christian Newby, Emiliano Sepulveda, and Julia Wong. The working group was assembled to attend each session and think, read, make, and play with the entanglement of text and material. Members of the working group also had the opportunity to present their own research during the workshops, and publish work in a digital publication produced at the conclusion of the project.

The second Craft Parlour session took place online, and was facilitated by Rob Froese. Beginning with an artist talk, Froese reflected on his ceramics practice in relation to his experience growing up in Saskatchewan and his travels to Japan. This was followed by a presentation by working group member Amelia Butcher on her work at the intersection of clay and narrative forms, and her research into slipware.

The workshop concluded with a demonstration of wheel throwing by Froese, and game that invited participants to select various tools and techniques for Froese to use in the creation of a collaborative clay form.

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