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Playing With Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary

A companion to the 2020 exhibition of the same name, this volume showcases the work of 11 BC-based artists who demonstrate clay’s infinite possibilities: Judy Chartrand, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Gathie Falk, Jeremy Hatch, Ian Johnston, David Lambert, Glenn Lewis, Alywn O’Brien, Bill Rennie, Debra Sloan and Brendan Tang.  Individually, the ceramic pieces may appear to be nostalgic, humorous, fragile, beautiful or unassuming, but closer inspection reveals provocative commentary on issues like social injustice, racism, identity and censorship.  This catalogue includes artist biographies, key insights, and new stunning photographs to accompany all of the exhibition’s boundary-pushing pieces.