Margaret Sundstrom show
Margaret Joan Sundstrom (nee Gelder) October 28,1928 - April 16, 2014
Born 1928 in Dodsland, SK, Margaret was raised as the first generation of English immigrant farmers' children, learning to deal with the vagaries and close community of prairie life. She gave up her dream of art school to raise a family of four but in the mid 70's started studying ceramics, taking workshops from potters such as Harlan House, Robin Hopper, Ted Daikow, Nobu Kubo, Les Manning and others. By 1986 she was elected as the president of the Alberta Potters Association, served for three years and was responsible for the publication of Contact magazine. She went on to serve as Vice-chair of the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Margaret was included in more than 24 shows beginning in 1978 and was always willing to help organize shows especially “Off The Wall” 2006 to 2013 in Canmore, Alberta.
Throughout all this she was busy in the studio, leaving behind a kiln full of bisque upon her sudden death. Her oeuvre is best summarized in her own words “I make both non-functional and domestic pieces. I do not aspire to be recognized nor has my work influenced other potters. The fact that I can see my work being enjoyed and used by friends and family who receive it as gifts make this vocation more than worthwhile”.
We are pleased to present a retrospective of Margaret's work including a grand colony of gophers as the inaugural show at the “hotbox studio“.
Opening April 14, 2016 7 to 9 pm
Friday through Sunday noon to five pm until May 1, 2016
and by appointment 403-909 7469