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Christopher Reid Flock

Christopher Reid Flock “Inspiration & Creative Development Series”

On Friday, February 10th from 7 – 9pm, the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre had a wine reception with an exhibition of work and an artist’s talk & slide presentation with Christopher Reid Flock.

On Saturday, February 11th from 9 – 4 pm, Christopher Reid Flock had a demonstration-style throwing and forming workshop. Light breakfast and potluck lunch was provided as well.

Reid was born in 1971 in Burlington, Ontario. After finishing his studies at the University of Western Ontario in English Literature and Classical Violin, he pursued a love for the tactile. First mentored with Jonathan Smith, he was later introduced to Kayo O’Young, who mentored Reid through the various approaches to fine porcelain forms.

Reid continued his formal studies for one year at the School of Ceramic Design at Sheridan and before entering his third year, moved to Japan where he studied and lived for nine years. His work was shown extensively throughout private collections in Japan before returning to Canada in 2009.

Reid, has been experimenting with oxidation firing. His work, described as Neo-Baroque, combines experiences in Japan with recognizable western production forms. Reid likes to play with the unification of opposites, from the whimsical marriages of Japanese Sado (way of tea) with English teapots, to Daliesque moustache coffee cups.

 

Thank you to our sponsors: George H. Bishop, Shirley Clifford, Shane Norrie and PSH