Artist Talk | Julia Krueger

Image: Hasen-Ross pottery class

WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Room, 520, ACAD

In this illustrated lecture, Julia Krueger will explore the performative nature of the craft demonstration and the role materials play in forming the movements of the maker. Through specific case studies in Canadian glass and ceramics from the second half of the 20th century, she will think through the concepts of live form as articulated by Jenni Sorkin in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community, ilinx-type games as described by Roger Caillois in Man, Play and Games and David Pye’s concepts surrounding workmanship in the Nature and Art of Workmanship. This lecture is an expanded version of a paper she presented at the most recent UAAC Conference in Banff.

About the Artist

Julia Krueger was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan where it is said that every tree in the city was planted by hand. One of her earliest art-related memories is staring up at an impossibly high bookshelf in a second-hand bookstore in total awe of a jar of pickled eggs made by ceramist Victor Cicansky. She credits this early moment of wonder with her continued fascination with the history of Saskatchewan ceramics, leading to academic and curatorial work in art history, craft history/theory and ceramics. Julia holds a BFA in Ceramics from ACAD, and a BA and MA in Art History from Carleton University. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Western University where her research is focused on Prairie craft from the late 1960s to early 1980s.