John Chalke- BOWL

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John Chalke

Brief Biography
1940 Born Gloucestershire, England.
1959-62 Received Art Training and Teaching Certificate in Art Education at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire.
1968 Moved to Canada.
Taught at both major Alberta Universities and the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Alberta.
Private studies in Japan (three occasions), Korea, Turkey, Iran, Greece, England.

Exhibition History
1986 "Restless Legacies" (group exhibition); Olympic Art Festival, Calgary, Alberta.
1992 "5th National Biennial of Ceramics"; Trois Rivières, Québec (Prix D'Excellence).
1994 Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario.
1996 "Terre en Transit: 7th National Biennial of Ceramics"; Trois Rivières, Québec (Prix D'Excellence).
"White on White: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics" (group, travelling exhibition); Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, The Canadian Embassy, Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan and the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario.
1997 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario.
1998 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
"Espace terre: 8th National Biennial of Ceramics" (juried exhibition); Trois-Rivières, Québec.
1999 "Céramique" (solo exhibition); Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
"Canada - Clay Today"; curated by Susan Jefferies for the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art's touring exhibition first shown in Amsterdam during "The Ceramic Millenium" conference.
2000 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Exhibition for the recipients of the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts; Rideau Hall, Ottawa.
"Voyage: 9th National Biennial of Ceramics"; Trois-Rivières, Québec.
2001 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
"John Chalke, a Lifetime's Acheivement" (travelling exhibition); Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton Alberta, touring 2001-2003.
2002 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
"The 6th International Ceramics Exhibition"; Mino, Japan and the International Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (Honourable Mention).
"Contemporary Prairie Clay"; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba.
"Ceramic Modernism: Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Their Legacy"; The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario.

Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1996.
Ceramic Review. July 1995 (also September 1994, March 1989, December 1988, November 1987, March 1982, February 1975).
American Ceramics. Winter, 1993.
Ceramic Monthly. December, 1992.

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