Alberta Craft Council
208, 1721 29 AVE SW Calgary
Alberta Craft Council
10am – 5pm
The Alberta Craft Gallery is the Calgary location of the Alberta Craft Council, a Provincial Arts Service Organization that develops, promotes, and advocates for fine craft in Alberta. As an anchor tenant in cSPACE, a vibrant cultural hub in Marda Loop, we offer exhibitions free to the public along with a retail gallery where you can experience fabulous shopping and discover exceptional fine craft in clay, wood, metal, jewellery, fibre, stone and glass hand-made by Alberta artists. We support contemporary and heritage crafts as significant art forms that contribute to Alberta’s culture, and are invested in developing a craft sector of creative, skilled, viable, and sustainable craftspeople, studios, businesses, and networks.
Craft and Science
August 6 to November 5, 2022
Craft and Science explores the interesting ways that science and craft intersect. Both fields rely on creative problem-solving skills, research, specialized training, traditional and innovative techniques and methodologies, imagination, and curiosity to fuel the search for answers. Science not only serves as a source of inspiration – scientific methods and principals are used every day by craft artists in the processes and creation of their work. Likewise, artists are called upon to find creative solutions and alternative perspectives in laboratory and research settings.
Participating artists: Anna Heywood-Jones, Amanda McKenzie, Crys Harse, Charles Lewton-Brain, Cora Woolsey, Jane Kidd, Karen Wall, Leah Kudel, Mackenzie Roth, Mireille Perron, Nancy Oakley, Sarah Ritchie, Tanya Doody, Teresa Johnston, Tricia Wasney.
SPOTLIGHT: Kate Ritchie
September 3 to November 5, 2022
Working in collaboration with found textile objects, Kate Ritchie explores how many times can something come apart and come back together while continue being itself. This process of falling apart and coming back together is directly linked to care and its radical ability to transform not only the recipient, but also the practitioner. As a caretaker, Kate believes she has a duty to the objects she works with, this responsibility has resulted in a process that calls for gentleness.