Join us for this fun interactive evening. Ceramic artists Janaki Larsen & Cathy Terepocki and jeweller Louise Perrone give presentations exploring their unique career paths within the craft sector.
In conjunction with production practice, Cathy has had the opportunity to do product design. In Spring 2018 several collections of her designs were launched in Anthropologie stores across North America. Cathy has also developed a portfolio of one-of-a-kind art pieces and conceptual ceramic projects for which several grants have been awarded.
Daughter of established potter / painter, Patricia Larsen, and painter / stonemason, Ron Crawford, Janaki was raised amongst a community of artists in Alberta and on BC’s Salt Spring Island. Hanging out in studios and absorbing conversations on the politics of making art she grew up believing everyone was an artist, but it was while completing her studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1995–1999), in making ceramic bowls required for an installation piece, that her chosen craft was confirmed.
Louise Perrone is a Canadian jewellery artist who works with materials from domestic and industrial waste, employing techniques that combine the traditions of goldsmithing and hand sewing to explore the values attributed to traditional women’s work. Born in London, England, Perrone holds a Bachelor of Art in Sculpture from the Nottingham Trent University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education from the University of Brighton. In 2002 she graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewellery and Metals.