Alexandra McCurdy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"My work has long been inspired by textile patterns and motifs drawn from the intricate quill and needlework of indigenous Mi'kmaq and women's textiles, by my research into Western textile history and the central role played in it by women, and by my mother's personal involvement in the British textile industry last century.

The  covered jars and smaller, more functional bowls, contain these textile references, including rug hooking, quilting and embroidery patterns."

Alexandra McCurdy RCA, is a graduate of NSCAD University (BFA) and the Cardiff Institute of Higher Learning in Wales (Masters in 3D Design-Ceramics). She recently had a touring retrospective exhibition called The Fabric of Clay originating at the Burlington Art Gallery, travelling to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick and the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery in Nova Scotia.

Her work is in the collections of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy; the Gardiner Museum; the Burlington Art Gallery; the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery; the Canadiana Fund; the Royal Ontario Museum, all in Ontario; The Victoria Art Gallery in British Columbia; the Art Bank of Nova Scotia; the Nova Scotia Museum; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia;  Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and of the Crafts Nova Scotia, all in Nova Scotia. As well, her works are in numerous private collections. Reviews and articles of her work have been in Ceramics: Art and Perception, American Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly from the US, and Canada's Contact, Fusion, Arts Atlantic, Ontario Craft’s Studio, and Visual Arts Nova Scotia. McCurdy is a recent inductee to the International Academy of Ceramics.

To view other works by Alexanadra, visit her web site: www.amccurdyceramics.ca

Polka Dot Jug

17cm x 14cm

(incl.handle)  $190

Matching Polka Dot Bowl

6cm x 19cm  $180

Gold Sea Glass Bowl

5.5cm x 18.5cm  $170

Green Sea Glass Bowl

6cm x 18cm  SOLD

Turquoise Sea Glass Bowl

5cm x 18cm  SOLD

Multi coloured Polka Dot Covered Jar

21cm x 10cm  $190

Matching Multi coloured Polka Dot Bowl

5cm x 14cm  $180

Polka Dot Butter Dish

9cm x 16.5cm  $185

Matching Polka Dot Bowl

6cm x 18cm  $170

All works made of white stoneware with coloured underglazes and a transparent glaze overtop.

Alexandra McCurdy