Alberta Craft Council: Prairie Pots at Nickle Galleries

Friday, March 13 - 10:00 AM

Join Michele Hardy, Curator at Nickle Galleries, and Julia Krueger, Independent Curator, for an intimate morning of prairie pots and stories. Drawing on Nickle Galleries’ collection of ceramics, they will share examples of some of Western Canada’s most well-known potters including: John Chalke, Joe Fafard, Luke Lindoe, Victor Cicansky, Jack Sures, and Greg Payce among others.

Participants are welcome to enjoy the Nickle’s two craft-relevant exhibitions following the tour: Everywhere We Are (with ceramics by Gathie Falk and Stephen Booth) and Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest .

Who is this tour for?

We welcome all members of the community, artists and appreciators. We think those who will benefit the most are people interested in learning about Alberta’s pottery history and collections and how to incorporate this experience into their artistic and creative endeavours.

This is a two-hour tour with an optional walk to look at the Drahanchuk ceramic murals from 12-12:30pm

The tours will begin promptly at 10am and will start from the gift shop at Nickle Galleries. Jackets, purses and bags will need to be stored in free lockers. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Cost: $10 for Alberta Craft Council Members | $20 non-members.

* Tickets can also be purchased online or in person at the Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary (1721 – 29 Avenue. cSPACE King Edwards), Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, no later than February 11. Please call 587-391-0129 to confirm availability.

Tour location: Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary

410 University Ct NW, Calgary, AB | The Nickle Galleries are located in the first two levels of the Taylor Family Digital Library on the University of Calgary campus. The Nickle is a short walk west of the University LRT Station, and Calgary Transit Buses 9, 72, 137, and 143 stop in the main campus bus loop near The Nickle. Paid parking is available on the UofC campus, the closest covered parking is located in the Arts Parkade

Notes on the accessibility of the building: Building and gallery are accessible.

Photography is permitted.



The Alberta Craft Council is celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2020 by looking ahead and looking back. We are organizing behind the scenes field trips to some of Alberta’s most fascinating collections and archives. Members are invited to create work in response to their visits to museum and archive collections in Alberta. Full details may be found here.