Fired Up! - Contemporary Works in Clay


Fired Up! - Contemporary Works in Clay

Metchosin Community Hall

4401 William Head Road

May 25 - 27, 2018
Opening Gala: Friday May 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday, May 26-27, 10:00 - 5:00 pm

Fired Up - Contemporary Works in Clay

This annual show and sale boasts a bountiful array of exceptional ceramics! It is eagerly awaited for by Ceramic enthusiasts and collectors.

The 2018 show's theme is COASTAL VESSELS: Romancing the Sea. Poets, artists and philosophers have written so much about the seas and the vessels and peoples that navigate them. The artists of Fired Up! will try their hand(s) at creating expressions in clay that evoke their experiences and feelings about this grand theme.

The first Fired Up! hosted by Robin Hopper and Judi Dyelle in their Metchosin garden, brought together 12 ceramic artists who shared a vision of more than just another pottery sale. It was to show the public the many diverse ways of working with clay by demonstration and exhibition.

The annual show is a much anticipated tradition in Metchosin Hall, on the outskirts of Victoria, as well as an opportunity to come together to inspire, inform and support each other.

For over 30 years, there have been a total of 23 members of the Fired Up! group. The current core group consists of people who continue to produce and exhibit exciting and innovative work.

Through the years the artists of Fired-Up! have been featured in venues both across Canada and the USA, including 25th anniversary shows at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ont. and at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, Ont. In the last decade, they also exhibited at two NCECA Conferences, in Portland, Ore. and in Seattle, Wa.

Today, Fired Up! is the longest running ceramic exhibition group in Canada.