Tag Archives: Ceramic

Ancient Ceramics of the New World

January 5 – January 29, 1984

Maltwood Art Gallery

This exhibition featured 50 examples of Pre-Columbian ceramic work. In the two and a half millennia that preceded the Spanish conquest, the peoples of the New World made pottery in great quantity. Much of this production consisted of ordinary utilitarian vessels. However, sacred vessels which embodied cosmological, philosophical and religious beliefs were also produced.

The exhibition draws from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts collection. The vessels, figures and objects displayed are the creations of civilizations who inhabited the area between Mexico and Chile during the period 1000 B.C. to 1550 A.D.

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Art Education Faculty Exhibition

December 14, 1982 – January 3, 1983

McPherson Library Gallery

An exhibit of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery by the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. The artist-educators featured are Bevin Bigalky, John Cawood, Geoff Hodder, Sandra Merino, Marion Small, George Steggles, Margaret Travis, William Zuk.

Once again the Faculty of Art Education attests to the talents of productivity of its members. For the second consecutive year, the faculty is featured in a diversified exhibit of original works.

To see more works from these artist, visit our online inventory here and search by their names.


The Maltwood Far Eastern Collection

Unknown, Untitled; Siamese Buddha Head
Unknown, Untitled; Siamese Buddha Head

June 4 – July 26, 1982

Maltwood Art Gallery

View the online catalogue:

Maltwood Far Eastern Collection – Catalogue

This exhibition featured the Asian art pieces collected by John and Katharine Maltwood. This was the first exhibition strictly of the Asian artworks in the Maltwood collection.

All of the paintings presented were from China. The ceramic pieces displayed were both functional or ceremonial tomb wares, or “ming chi”. The Mahayana and Hinayana traditions of buddhism were also represented and included two Japanese paintings. Chinese silks and textiles were also displayed.


Les Manning: Clayscapes

March 10 – April 7, 1980

McPherson Library Gallery

This was a travelling exhibition of the ceramic work of Les Manning.

I remember, as a young boy, being aware of finding shelter from the wind. I believe this influenced me to spend a lifetime beside a warm kiln. In this collection perhaps you can feel some of the elements I experienced. As a person’s experience grows it’s important to be more direct, removing indecision and questioning, and to be confident and united with the material – not disciplining it, but sharing the clay’s expression. I fell all things are related, even the conflict between the formal and the informal which I attempt to bring together in my work. This is highlighted by form and with textures of clay related to my life experience as well as the natural environment.

Heavy grogged stoneware for the now and immediate surroundings. Smooth media stoneware for the near future and background porcelain for the distant and more refined statement.

-Les Manning