DISH GALLERY + STUDIO celebrates Canadian ceramic artists. Located in the Historic Distillery District of Toronto, Canada, the gallery is a destination for both art collectors and tourists. Our friendly staff can help you choose that perfect gift or build your collection of Canadian ceramics.
DISH GALLERY + STUDIO is also the working studio of ceramic designer Susan Card, who specializes in wheel-thrown porcelain and smoke-fired pottery using motifs from nature as decoration. Susan offers hands-on ceramics activities in the studio, and is an experienced teacher of both hand building and wheel-throwing techniques.
WHO WE ARE
CERAMIC DESIGNER SUSAN CARD established a studio practise in Toronto while studying ceramics at Sheridan College, subsequent to completing degrees in textiles and painting at University of Manitoba. in 2006 card opened DISH GALLERY + Studio in the Artscape Building, DistilleryHistoric District, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
DISH GALLERY + Studio is the working studio of Susan Card and one of two studios where she currently teaches pottery for adults. The gallery area of DISH GALLERY + Studio features work by Card and other celebrated Canadian ceramists.
SUSAN CARD PORTFOLIO
“I enjoy ceramics as a vehicle for timeless communication between people and cultures. It provides a context for reflecting on human activity. Forms serve as canvases to explore my artistic concerns of colour, visual space, illusion and perception. Colour is the constant element in my work and reflects what delights my eye. Forms stand on the fence between sculpture and function. That precarious location feels an appropriate response to the risky nature of living and the struggle to maintain balance. Looking like siblings, pieces in a series either assert themselves in a familiar way for everyday use, or as bizarre amusing creatures that question, entertain, and challenge. Surfaces created celebrate the natural environment through abstract floral decoration and texture. The choice of floral decoration in my work relates to the tradition of floral symbolism that has cut across folklore, religion, and ceramic form. Floral decoration has signified everything from feminine beauty to fertility. Through symbolic significance, colourful floral decoration becomes a vehicle to our inner thoughts and feelings.”