Saanich ceramic artist Meira Mathison

More than just pottery at annual Fired Up show in Metchosin

30th annual exhibition and sale beings together some of the region's top ceramic artists

Saanich-based ceramic artist Meira Mathison has been working in the field for some time and helped organize the 30th annual Fired Up: Contemporary Works in Clay exhibition and sale in Metchosin.

As a veteran of the “pottery” scene – which has become so much more than that given the creativity of those involved, she appreciates that younger artists are getting involved and broadening the scope of a medium whose practitioners have worked hard move beyond the functional approach of potters past.

While Mathison’s work has evolved through the years, she points to artisans such as Fairfield-based Samantha Dickie as examples of the talented up-and-coming younger artists in the local field.

Artists from around B.C. displayed their work at Fired Up last Friday through Sunday, transforming the Metchosin Community Hall into a beautiful fantasy land of clay and colour.

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