About

Education

Carol Selfridge: born 1948, Belleville, Ontario. Canadian

  • 1965-1969, B.A (Arts) & P.D.a D.,University of Alberta, (including courses in drawing and painting)
  • 1969-1974, high school art teacher, Vancouver and Edmonton
  • 1977-1996 weekly studio figure drawing, University of Alberta
  • 1979 Banff Centre Self-Sufficiency Pottery and Geology Workshop with Harry Davis.
  • 1987 Series “87”, Red Deer College, Surface Decoration with Kurt Weiser
  • 1987 Banff Centre, Form and Function, professional development seminar with Tom Coleman and Janice Tchalenko
  • 1988 Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, Summer Resident Artists
  • 1990-1991 soft ground etching and printmaking, University of Alberta..
  • 1987-1996 watercolour, oil painting (figure) with Harry Savage, University of Alberta.
  • 1995 Flowers in Watercolour, with Barbara Hartmann, University of Alberta.

Richard Selfridge: born 1943, Seattle, Washington, naturalized Canadian

  • 1962-1973, B.A. & M.A., Washington State University, Ph.D. (ABD), (Political Philosophy), University of Alberta
  • 1978, Banff Scholarship, slip casting and mold making with Tony Franks
  • 1985 Banff Centre, Form and Function with Wayne Ngan and Walter Keeler
  • 1987 Series “87”, Red Deer College, Surface Decoration with Kurt Weiser
  • 1987 Banff Centre, Form and Function, professional development seminar with Tom Coleman and Janice Tchalenko
  • 1987-1996 weekly studio figure drawing, University of Alberta
  • 1988 Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, Summer Resident Artists.
  • 1990-1991 soft ground etching and printmaking, University of Alberta.
  • 1992 pastel drawing, University of Alberta.
  • 1992 Series “92”, Red Deer College, watercolour landscape painting.
  • 1997 Wood-firing three week grad. course with John Neely and Owen Rye, Utah State University
  • 1999“The Big Heat” Wood-firing workshop with Dan Murphy and Ted Adler, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

Grants and Public Funding

  • 2006 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grants, Carol and Richard, for Artist residency at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.
  • 2006 Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grants, Carol and Richard, for Artist residency at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.
  • 2003 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant, Richard, for Macsabal Woodfired Festival in Korea and Kanayama Artist residency in Japan.
  • 2003 Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grant, Richard, for Macsabal Woodfired Festival in Korea and Kanayama Artist residency in Japan.
  • 2002 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grants, Carol and Richard, for Aomori International Wood Fire Festival, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan
  • 2002 Edmonton Arts Council Travel Grants, Carol and Richard, for Aomori International Wood Fire Festival, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan
  • 1997 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant, Richard, Woodfiring three week grad. course with John Neely and Owen Rye, Utah State University
  • 1988 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grants, Carol and Richard, for Artist residency at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena Montana
  • 1978 Edmonton Journal Tuition Scholarship, Richard, for Banff Centre summer mold making workshop.

Teaching, Lecture, Study Tours, Apprentice Instruction

 

2017- Traveled to Portugal and toured potteries in Sao Pedro Do Corval

2013- Toured potteries, ceramic museums in Nicaragura
2011- Toured potteries ceramic museums and galleries in Spain– Barcelona, Sitges. Cadaque and Figueres
2009- Movie screening and presentation to apprentices at National Center for Khmer Ceramic Revival, Seim Reap, Cambodia
2007- Slide show, movie screening and visiting artist workshop at the Auckland Studio Potters, Auckland , New Zealand
2007- Seven week study tour of Queensland, Australia, Langkawi, Malaysia, and New Zealand.
2006- Two week firing of seven wood kilns and lecture at the “Tozan 20+1 International Woodfiring Conference”, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
2006- Invited Visiting Artists Residency (one month) at The Pottery Workshop at the Jingdezhen Experimental Porcelain Factory, Jingdezhen, China
2005- Lecture and four day demonstration workshop, Edmonton potters guild
2004- Lecture and slide show at Sturt Pottery, Mittagong, New South Wales
2004- Five Week Study Tour of Australia in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
2003- Invited Visiting Artist (Richard) Kanayama Pottery, Goshogawara International Woodfire Festival, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan
2003- Invited Workshop Presenter (Richard) the ten day International Macsabal Woodfire Festival
2003- Joryung folk art village, Chungbuk,Goesan, Korea
2002- Invited workshop presenters in the nine day Aomori International Wood Fire Festival, Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken, Japan
2002- Study tour of pottery centres in Japan – Mashiko, Nagano, Seto, Bizen and Shigaraki.
2002- Lecture and slide show for Alberta Society of Artists, Edmonton Art Gallery
2002- Participated in The Aesthetics of Skill-international ceramics conference, Red Deer, Alberta
2001- Participated in 2001: Clay Odyssey- Celebrating 50 Years of the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2001- Toured potteries and museums in France–Paris, La Borne, Uzes, San Quentin de Poterie, St. Remy, Arles, Vallauris, Nice, St. Paul de Vence, and Avignon.
2001- Toured potteries and ceramic galleries in Italy– Venice, Faenza, Florence, Siena, Impruneta, San Gimignano, and Certaldo.
2001- Toured potteries in rural North Carolina, Jugtown, Seagrove and Pittsboro. Woodfired work included in slide presentation at NCECA in Charlotte, N.C.
2000- Workshop and slide lecture, Nottingham Arts Center, San Marcos, Ca.
2000- Slide lecture, California State Univ. at Fullerton, Ca.
2000- International Slide Presentation, NCECA, Denver, Colorado
1999- Slide Presentation, “Different Stokes”, International Wood-fire Conference, Iowa City, Iowa
1999- International Slide Presentation, NCECA, Columbus, Ohio
1997- Carol, panelist presenter, Calgary Ceramic Seminar
1997- International Slide Presentation, NCECA, Las Vegas, Nevada
1996- Participated in firing and unloading of Tozan Kiln in Nanaino, B.C. with Yukio Yamimoto
1992-1996- Instructors, advanced ceramics, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
1995- Featured artist presenters for the 20th Annual Fusion Conference, Ontario Clay and Glass Association, University of Waterloo, Ontario.
1993- Richard, Series “93” instructor of majolica ceramics session, Red Deer College, Alberta.
1992- Toured Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado – Anasazi sites
1985-1986- Instructors, advanced ceramics, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
1984- Instructed an apprentice for 20 weeks in a Manpower and Immigration Canada program for the Alberta Craft Council.
1980- Instructed an apprentice from New Zealand for 5 months
1980- New Zealand, six weeks, lecture and workshop tour.
1973-1980- Instructors at the Student’s Union Arts and Crafts Centre, University of Alberta
1975- Study tour (six weeks), ceramic and textile sites, Guatemala and Mexico
1974- Richard, study tour of museums and pottery sites Boston, New Haven and Central Mexico.
1972-1973- Carol, study tour of museums, temples and pottery sites Japan and South East Asia, Europe and England.

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