Tuesday, July 4, 2023


7 July 2023 through 20 August 2023

Reception for the artists (& open studios in the Triangle Building!) Friday 7 July 2023, 6-9pm

Curated by Christopher Brayshaw and Steven Tong

An exhibition of functional & sculptural pottery by Mark Tigges (Maple Ridge) and Robert Stickney (Vancouver)

Mark Tigges makes wood- and soda- fired works in Maple Ridge, BC. “I fire two kilns, one a so-called manabigama which I use purely for wood firing. The second is a kiln of my own design adapted from an old gas kiln from Judy Burke. I converted to fire with wood and use it for soda firing. Any pots that come out of the manabigama that are a little lackluster or just boring get a second trip in the fire getting a soda glaze. I feel the two kilns allow a wide range of work while still maintaining surface effects that are almost purely a result of how the kiln is fired. To me, the firing is where the art is made.”  Tigges’ works have been exhibited throughout the Lower Mainland, and each year in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour.

Robert Stickney’s wood fired pottery draws inspiration from the spirit of Japanese philosophy and sensitivity. His work has been exhibited at the Shadbolt Centre; the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre; Circle Craft; 05 Tea Bar, and Canton Sardine.