New Artist in Residence Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey in Craft LAIR. Launch: 6pm, March 7, 2019

Craft LAIR (Local Artist In Residence)
Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey

Centre For Craft

1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday March 7, 6pm
Residency Duration: March 8 – April 28, 2019
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia welcomes Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey to the Craft LAIR. Please join us to celebrate the launch of her residency on Thursday March 7th at 6pm in conjunction the opening reception for Rebecca Hannon’s exhibition Contemporary Camouflage. Maradyn-Jowsey’s residency runs fro March 7 – April 28, 2019

Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey is a ceramic artist and designer, originally from Aylmer Quebec, and currently living in Lunenburg, NS. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2017 with a BFA in ceramics, and is currently participating in Craft LAIR at the Mary Black Gallery, as well as the year-long NSCAD Lunenburg Community Residency. Maradyn-Jowsey divides her time between continuing to grow her ceramic-based practice and engaging with the community by facilitating art-based workshops. Often her practice is invigorated by meaningful creative exchange and collaboration. She creates functional and sculptural art grounded in her interest in craft and design for everyday living.

“My multi-disciplinary ceramic-based art practice curiously resides at the intersection between whimsical contours and crisp design. It fuses the formal concerns of mid century modern design and architecture with the slumpy eclecticism of DIY craft culture. My process is fuelled by my delight for exploring materials and foraging for pattern, texture, and colour. These aesthetic influences trickle into all facets of my ceramic based practice. Through clay, I record mish-mash mark making with handbuilding; I pinch, squeeze, and smooth surfaces into forms which tenuously masquerade as both functional and sculptural objects.While design aesthetics formally guide my artistic decisions, the work relies on the visual language of contemporary art to express absurd and dreamy living spaces.”
~ Gillian Maradyn-Jowsey

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

For more information please contact:
Anna Joan Taylor
Administrative Coordinator, Centre for Craft NS