Monday, December 12, 2011

NEW BOOK RELEASE!!!!!!!!!


It has long been a goal of mine, to have a book of my past work produced. Finally...after lots of hard work from a number of people...it has happened!
I am pleased to offer a beautifully designed and photographed book of selected work and essays from various contributors. This 84-page, softcover book is professionally designed and printed. It offers a cohesive survey of work I have created pre:2012.

Each book is hand-signed and packaged in acid-free, resealable wrap.

Ordering and shipping info is included on the image...please click to enlarge.
Please contact me with inquiries: shane@shanenorrie.com

Also, the book is currently available at the following locations:
Toronto- Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Waterloo-Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Jan. 2012)
Ingersoll- Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre
Woodstock- Woodstock Public Art Gallery
Thunder Bay- Chenier Fine Arts
Sarnia- Artopia Gallery & Framing

Great way to end the year! Thank you so much to everyone involved!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time Flies!




Well, it seems that I have been missing in action from my blog for the past four months! Truth is, that things have been crazy busy lately, and I have been much more active at updating my facebook page than my blog.

I just returned home from an AMAZING workshop in Oregon last week, and my head is spinning with new ideas! More on that later....

I have lots of terrific things happening in the next year or so, which I am preparing for...sometimes I wonder how I am going to finish everything. I somehow always manage to meet my deadlines, and have learned to not stress about everything like I used to...it takes the fun out of it....if it doesn't happen the way I imagined it, so be it!

I've posted a few images of some new pieces that I have been working on.
The painting, which is titled 'Putnam Clearing' is a bit of a departure from my past work, in that it is a little more vibrant, but I had great fun painting it.

The new etched pottery pieces are also a little different for me, but still have that organic, natural aesthetic that I try to achieve in my ceramic pieces.

I was very surprised to find these new pieces in a recent issue of 'The Globe and Mail' in the Style section! The article was 'Top 10 fall Design Trends' Awesome surprise!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition


I just came across this image of my piece that was in the TOAE Award Winners Exhibition at FCP Gallery awhile back. There is a great slideshow of images on the TOAE website, and I encourage you to have a look....there is some pretty amazing work.
Visit the website for more images.

On another note, I have had inquiries about whether or not I am participating in the TOAE show this year. I decided not to enter this year, as I am working on some interesting projects, and feel the need to concentrate on those. I will most likely be applying the following year and hopefully I will be accepted once again! ( Fingers crossed!!!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On my way to Thunder Bay!


Early Thursday morning I'm off to catch a flight to Thunder Bay for what promises to be a busy but great long weekend. Thursday evening I'm participating in an exhibition opening, Friday evening I'm giving an artist's talk at Lakehead University, then all day Saturday and Sunday I'm giving a workshop to the Thunder Bay Potter's Guild at Lakehead. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and making new pottery friends, and I'm especially looking forward to the food....Potter's potlucks are always AMAZING!

I hear I need to wear lots of layers....Thunder Bay can be VERY COLD!!!

When I return home late Sunday evening, I can finally take some time to prepare for JAPAN! woo hoo!

Photo: Barry Wojciechowski

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

new year; new collections


Every year I try to work on some new collections, and this year seems to be all about white, grey, black and more variations of grey! (Perhaps it is the influence of the record amounts of snow that we have recently received in Southwestern Ontario !?!)
I think to date, this is my favourite pottery collection...I love the smooth, satiny feel of the white glaze and the paintings I could easily live with for a long time....anyone who has been to my home knows how much I love variations of grey, black and white.
Some pieces of my new collection are available at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto, and my new paintings are available at Canvas Gallery in Toronto.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Canvas Gallery - Toronto





Just returned home from a nice drive to Toronto to deliver some of my newest paintings (shown above) to Canvas Gallery.
The gallery is located at 950 Dupont St. I urge you to drop in and have a look at this great gallery. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and the owners and staff are extremely pleasant.
Be sure to check out their website: http://www.canvasgallery.ca
Enjoy!