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Artist: Cathi Jefferson

Cathi Jefferson, CANADA
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My work is so influenced by the natural beauty that surrounds me every day. Walking within the west coast rainforest, along the Cowichan River, or gazing at this beauty from my studio fills me with such awe and gratitude! As Thomas Moore once wrote: "Let nature stun you ... and creative energy will flow in to you without any effort on your part".

Residency Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Residency Sanbao Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China
One month residency Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Three month residency Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta
Awarded Canada Council Grant
The Proyecto Arte Del Fuego’s Cuban Ceramic Art Collective, Resident Artist, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, B.C.
Participant ‘Aormori International Wood fire Festival 2002’, Aormori, Japan
One month residency Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta
Awarded the Tucker Pottery Supply/Pottery Supply House fully funded residency at Watershed, Newcastle, Maine
1996 Awarded Canada Council Grant for 4 month residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Accepted participant IWCAT (International Workshop for Ceramic Art in Tokoname) Tokoname, Japan
‘Ceramics’, Jeff Oestreich, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver
‘Form and Function’, Jeff Oestreich, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Fine Arts, Fraser Valley College, Abbotsford, B.C.
Fine Arts, Kwantlen College, Surrey, B.C.
Initial clay courses/studio with mentor Herman Venema, Matsqui, B.C.

Current Instructor, "Ceramics 303", University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Workshop demonstration / hands-on, Tucson, Arizona
5-day Soda Firing Clay Workshop, Western New Mexico University, Silver
City, New Mexico
5-day hands-on workshop, ‘Put A Lid On It’, Places des Arts, Coquitlam,
Hands-on / demonstration workshops, Salt Spring Island, North Island
College in Courtenay, and Kwantlen College in Surrey, B.C.
Salt-firing Workshop with Fraser Valley Potters Guild in my studio, Duncan
Red Deer College ‘Series’, 1 wk. hands-on workshops, Red Deer, Alberta
11 - day hands-on salt and soda firing workshop, Shaw International Center for Contemporary Ceramics, medicine Hat, Alberta
Workshop demonstrations Nepean Art Centre, Ottawa, Tucker's Clay Supply, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Hands-on/demonstration workshops, Terrace and Quesnel, B.C.
Current Instructor, ‘Ceramics 303’, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Workshop demonstration, New Brunswick Collage of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Workshop demonstration, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), Halifax, Nova Scotia
Key note speaker’, Masters Series 2008, Parksville, B.C.
Workshop demonstration, Cedar Lakes Conference Centre, Ripley, West Virginia
Hands-on/demonstration workshop, ‘Altering and Connecting…’, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Presenter, 4th Pun Choung Festival of Kyeryong Mountain, Korea
Co-instructor with Laura Way Lay Laq ‘Atmospheric Firings’, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECCIAD), Vancouver, B.C.
2009, 2006, 2005
Red Deer College ‘Series’, 1 wk. hands-on workshop, Red Deer, Alberta
‘Functional Ceramics’ workshop demonstration, Wooster, Ohio
2005 ‘Fusion’ workshop demonstration, The Ontario Clay and Glass Assoc.,
Waterloo, Ontario
2005/99 1 week Instructor/ teacher KSA (Kootenay School of Art), Nelson, B.C.
Presenter, Kelowna Clay Festival, Kelowna, B.C.
Co-workshop Instructor, Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado
Salt-firing / Hands-on workshop Instructor, Bird Creek, Alaska
Co-Instructor, Medalta 4-week residency program, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Presenter, 1000 Miles Apart Conference, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Salt/Soda Kiln firing workshop, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland
Workshop Instructor, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
Workshop Instructor, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in conjunction with Potters’ Guild of B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
Presenter, International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales

‘Fireworks’ Works by selected Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award Recipients, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
‘Celebrate the Salish Sea’, Fraker Scott Gallery, NCECA, Seattle, Washington
Award Winner Contemporary 3-D, Cowichan Valley Arts Council annual juried show, Duncan, BC
Cowichan Valley Arts Council Award Winners Show, Portals, Duncan, BC
‘Table Salt’, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
Brucker’s Ceramics Purchase Award, 2012 International Orton Cone Box Show, Baldwin City, Kansas
’30 x 5 Invitational Show’, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
‘Matter of Clay III’, Jonathon Brancoft Snell Gallery, London, Ontario
Solo exhibition, The Potters Place, Courtenay, B.C.
Awarded Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design
Solo Installation 'Reflecting Nature: Reflecting Spirit', Cowichan Valley Arts Council (CVAC) Gallery, Duncan, B.C.
'Integration' with fine furniture markers Sandra Carr and Joe Gelinas, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
'Flora', Schaller Gallery, Red Lodge, Montana
'3 Views', Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
‘What The Rains Bring’, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo,
Fired Up! 25th anniversary show, Jonathon’s, London, Ontario
‘Compressed’, North Vancouver Island Potters Guild, touring juried show, Courtenay, Union Bay, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, B.C. 2008
‘Thrown and Altered Functional Stoneware’, The Gallery at the New
Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick
‘Urban Nature’, with painter Kari Minchin, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.
‘Table of Elements’, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, NCECA conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Solo Installation ‘Reflecting Nature: Reflecting Spirit’, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
‘Potters and Pitchers’, Crafthouse, Craft Assoc. of B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
Featured Artist, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
‘On the Table: 100 Years of Functional Ceramics in Canada’, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario
‘New Growth: Synthesizing Clay’, Clackamas Community College, NCECA, Portland, Oregon
‘Functional Ceramics 2006’, Wayne Centre for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
‘Vapourware’, Pottery Northwest Gallery, Seattle, Washington
‘Transformation - The Potters Guild of BC at 50’, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
‘B.C. Tajimi Exhibition’, BC Potters Guild, Tajimi, Japan
‘Gas It Up: Salt, Soda and Slip’, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
‘Fire Women’, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C.
Proyecto Arte Del Fuego ‘Art of Fire’, Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, B.C.
‘Pots in the Kitchen’, touring international invitational, Galerie Du Don, Montsalvy, France and Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, The Netherlands
‘The 2004 Sydney Myers International Ceramics Award’, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia
Juror’s Choice Awards, The 2004 International Orton Cone Box Show, Baldwin City, Kansas
‘World Tea Party’, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
‘An Exhibition of Sodium Vapor Fired Wares, Salt and Soda’, Blue Dome Gallery,’ Silver City, New Mexico
‘Fired Up! Celebrating 20 Years’, Gallery B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver, B.C.
‘21st Century Ceramics’, invited participant, Canzani Centre Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
‘Pots in the Kitchen’, international invitational, Rufford Craft Centre, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
‘Just a Passion for Clay’, 8 Women Potters Present Recent Work, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, B.C.
‘Functional Ceramics ’2002’, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
Brook Street Pottery, invitational exhibition, Hay on Wye, Wales
‘4 Voices’, Gallery 611, Toronto, Ontario
‘Salt and Fire’, 4 person International invitational exhibition, Chungnam University in Taejon and To-Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea
‘Sojourn: Sketches of Utility’, 1 person show, The Croft, Calgary, Alberta
‘Below the Salt: Echoes Across a Century’ International invitational exhibition, University of Derby and Portsmouth Museum, Derby, England
'Gallery 611’ Invitational Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
‘Different Stokes - The 1999 International Juried Wood-fire Exhibition’, Studiolo, Iowa City, Iowa
‘Contemporary Canadian & Quebec Ceramics’, Hammond Harkins Galleries, NCECA, Columbus, Ohio
‘Fired Up!, Stephen Lower Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
‘Off the Wall - Onto the Table’, 3- person show, Ferry Building Public Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C.
‘5th Annual Teapot Exhibit’, invited participant, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri
‘West Invites East to Dinner’, 1 person show, Circle Craft Gallery,
Vancouver, B.C.
‘Vessels in Celebration’, juried touring show, Alberta Potters’ Assn., Alberta
‘Excellence in Craft’, Bronze Award, Circle Craft Market, Vancouver, B.C.
‘Jugs’, juried exhibition, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, B.C.
‘Salt-fire Revisited’, 5 person feature, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics,
Vancouver, B.C.
‘Cups’, exhibition, Alberta Potters’ Association, Alberta
B.C. Festival of the Arts juried exhibition Expo 86, Vancouver, B.C.

‘Best of 500 Ceramics’ pub. Lark Crafts, New York, New York
Co-editor ‘Fired Up! Contemporary Works in Clay, pub. Fired Up!
Publishing, Victoria, B.C.
‘Surface Design for Ceramics’, pub. Lark Books, New York, New York
‘Fusion’, magazine article, ‘ West Coast Therapy in Thunder Bay’, Toronto, Ontario
‘Arts Alive’, magazine article, ’Reflecting Nature: Reflecting Spirit’, North Vancouver, B.C.
‘The Teapot Book’, pub. A&C Black, London, England
‘Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface’, Krause Publications Inc., Iola, Wisconsin
‘The Complete Potter’, pub. Quarto Publishing, London, England
‘500 Cups’, & ‘500 Bowls’, pub. Lark Books, Ashville, North Carolina
‘Pots in the Kitchen’, pub. The Crowood Press Ltd., Ramsbury, England
‘Salt-Glazing’, pub. A&C Black, London, England
‘Salt-Glaze Ceramics’, pub. The Crowood Press Ltd, Ramsbury, England
‘The Ceramic Spectrum’ 2nd edition, pub. Krause Publications Inc., Iola, Wisconsin
‘Smashing Glazes’, pub. Guild Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin
‘Ceramics Monthly’ magazine No.6, Vol. 49, article “Bread, Butter, & Salt
‘Throwing Pots’, 2nd edition, pub. A & C Black, London, England
‘Object Lessons’, pub. Guild Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin
‘Functional Pottery’ 2nd edition, pub. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin
‘Ceramics Monthly’ magazine No. 8, Vol. 47, article “International Potters Festival”
‘Made of Clay’ pub. jointly ‘98, Potters Guild of BC / Douglas and MacIntyre
‘Contact Ceramics’ magazine No. 107, article “Reminiscences on Being a First-time Kiln Builder”
‘The Best of Pottery ’ pub. Quarry Books, Rockport, Massachusetts

Museum of Anthropology, ‘Encoded Megabean’ permanent collection, Vancouver, B.C.
Sanbao Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Shepparton Art Gallery, permanent collection, Shepparton, Australia
Aormori City permanent collection, Aormori, Japan
Aberystwyth Art Gallery, permanent collection, Aberystwyth, Wales
Archie Bray Foundation permanent collection, Helena, Montana
Tokoname City permanent collection, Tokoname, Japan

Founding member of Cowichan Valley Artisans (CVA)
South Vancouver Island Potters Guild Member
Co-chair Canadian Clay Collective biennial Canadian Clay Symposium
Fired Up! Cooperative member
Circle Craft Cooperative member
Tozan Society director - 4 year term
Craft Association of B.C. member
Potters Guild of B.C. member
Board member North West Ceramic Foundation - 5 year term
Honorary life time member Fraser Valley Potter's Guild - Past President

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