Amber Zuber, Brigitte Clavette, Meghan Price
Materials and Embodied Learning
Panelists Amber Zuber, Brigitte Clavette and Meghan Price speak on materials and embodied learning followed by an interactive break-out session moderated by Nehal El-Hadi.
Amber Zuber is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She has a BA in History from McMaster University and studied Ceramics at Sheridan College. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize and also earned her Masters of Arts (Ceramics) at the Royal College of Art in London, UK. Previously, she was a full-time Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre and has exhibited her work internationally and in Canada. In 2021, she will be exhibiting in Salon Révélations de Paris in France, and she will be a participating artist for Steinbeisser X Jeong Kwan, an experimental gastronomy event in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Brigitte Clavette, Head of Jewellery/Metal Arts at NBCCD from 1985 to 2017, currently teaches and works on her own artistic practice. A member of Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Brigitte received the Excellence Award and The Strathbutler Award from the province of New Brunswick. Her work is in the Royal Ontario Museum, Victoria Albert, NB Museum, and the Guelph Art Gallery’s contemporary silversmithing collection. Her work at times challenges functionality. An object may need to be held and contemplated in order to find its function. She is currently returning to the simple unadorned vessel form. These textured “silver skins” are meant to be held in the palm of the hand, eschewing the untouchable mirror finish of previous work. These objects live in tableaux of cast discarded foodstuff and found objects.
Meghan Price is a visual artist. Her expansive practice is centred around textiles and employs material, pattern and duration to engage questions about time, perspective and human relationships with the earth. Price has exhibited and held residencies across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibition sites include Fiberspace (Stockholm), The Centre for Craft Creativity and Design (Asheville), YYZ (Toronto), The Bonavista Biennale (Bonavista Peninsula, NL), Centre Matéria (Québec) and AKA artist-run (Saskatoon). Her work is in the Idea Exchange contemporary textile collection and in the corporate collections of Aimia, Canada Goose and RBC. In addition to maintaining a solo studio practice, under the name Price/Nacha, Price produces collaborative works with artist Suzanne Nacha. Meghan Price lives in Toronto where she teaches in the textile studios of Sheridan College and OCAD University. She is represented by United Contemporary.
Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, editor, and researcher living in Toronto. Her work explores the relationships between the body, place, and technology. She is Editor in Chief of Studio, a magazine dedicated to contemporary Canadian craft and design, and the Culture, Science and Technology Editor at The Conversation Canada, an academic news site.