CURRICULUM VITAE / RESUME

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Horsing Around – In the year of the Horse, Gallery of BC Ceramics
2006
Debra Sloan – Recent Work. Visual Arts, Burnaby
2005
Objects of the Heart – Gallery of BC Ceramics
2004
All Dressed Up- Crafthouse Gallery, CABC
2000
Dog’s Bodies and Others Gallery of BC Ceramics
1999
Everything Old is New Again Port Moody Arts Centre
1998
Form, and Figures – Gallery of BC Ceramics
1996
Friends Relations Generations Gallery of BC Ceramics

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JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2017
3rd International Cluj Biennial, Cluj-Napoca,Romania
FIREWORKS 2017, Ontario Clay and Glass
7th International Triennial Applied Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2015
2nd Cluj International Biennial, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Medalta International TOOLS, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Unicum 2015, III International Triennial of Ceramics, Narodni Muzej Sloveniji, Ljubliana, Slovenia
Contempo, Pushing the Boundaries of Art, curated Elayne Mordes, Lighthouse Gallery, Florida, USA
2014
Recent Acquisitions, International Ceramics Studio Collection – Museion #1, Budapest, Hungary
Spoon Me, International Exhibition, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Nude Attitude 2014, Peoria, Ill. USA
2013
Carouge 14th International Ceramics Competition,[Garden Gnome] Geneva Switzerland
First Cluj International Ceramics Exhibition  Cluj-Napoca , Romania
10,000 Hours, Celebrating 40 Years of the Craft Object, Craft Council of BC
Pushing the Boundaries, 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Circle Craft Co-op, Pendulum Gallery,Vancouver
2011-12
The Edge of Here Potters Guild of BC. Red Deer, Medalta, Medicine Hat, NCECA-Seattle, Vancouver
FIREWORKS 2011/12  Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Ontario Crafts Council touring Ontario
Third International Exhibition for the Silicate Arts  Kecskemet,  Hungary
2009
Finger Play touring exhibit, Gallery of BC Ceramics
Feel the Love Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008
Symbolic and Narrative  Second International Triennial of the Silicate Arts, Kecskemet, Hungary
Excellence Within Diversity Crafts Association of BC, Vancouver Museum
2006
In the Palm of the Hand Tajimi-BC – Gallery of BC Ceramics
2005
In the Palm of the Hand Tajimi-BC – Tajimi, Japan
TransFormations – 50th BC Potters Guild. Burnaby Art Gallery
Managers Selection – Gallery of BC Ceramics
Evolution ECIAD 80th Anniversary, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
2001
Living In the Year 2001 – WCCSA, Port Moody Arts Centre
1995
Metamorphosis WCCSA,  Gallery Of BC Ceramics
1993
The Pleasures of Making, Canadian Craft Museum (Canadian tour)
1985
Made By Hand Charles Scott Gallery
1984
Clay Sculpture Robson Square Centre
1983
Made By Hand Cartwright Street Gallery
Images and Objects BC Arts Council Gallery
1982
Ceramics 1981 Robson Square Centre
1981
Ceramics 82 Robson Square Centre
1980
Retrospective 1980 Robson Street Media Centre
1977
Erotica House of Ceramics

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INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2017
Stepping Out, Mary Daniel, Debra Sloan, Gallery of BC Ceramics
SOPHA Chicago/2017 Maria Elena Kravatz Gallery
40th Circle Craft Co-Op Anniversary, Vancouver, BC
2016
Passato & Presente, C.R.E.T.A. Gallery, Rome, Italy
Inner Connections – Conexiuni Interioare, Galeria Galateea, Bucharest, Romania
Fired Up, Contemporary Works in Clay, 2016, Guest artist, Group Exhibit, The Art of Earth. In honour of Walter Dexter.
2015
Gone Roamin’ in Roma – Exhibition in C.R.E.T.A. Rome
Telling Stories – Best B4 Collective – Chinese Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC
SOFA Chicago/2015 – Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery
Let’s Face it – Circle Craft Gallery, curated by Barbara Cohen
The Human figure in Clay, Galerie IAGA, Cluj-Napoca, Roamania
2014
SOFA Chicago/2014 – Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery
Visitors From Across the Pond 2012 – 2014 – Debra Sloan, Warren Mackenzie, Glenn lewis, Jeff Oestreich at the Leach Gallery, St Ives, UK
2013
36th Anniversary Exhibition  – Circle Craft Co-op, Vancouver,BC
Ceramic Sensibilities, One to Many –  curated by Linda Lewis, with Darcy Grenier and Jinny Whitehead, Deer lake Gallery, Burnaby BC
Ceramics on the Edge  – Sechelt Gallery, BC
Where Are the Wild Things,  Group Exhibition, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
2011
City/Island Ceramics – Artist Public Gallery, Bowen Island BC
2010
Midnight in the Nursery –  Port Moody Art Centre, with Marcia Pitch, multimedia artist and Gabriella Soti, curator
2009
Instructors Showcase – McGill Library, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Genetically Speaking – West Coast Clay Sculpture Association, Port Moody Arts Centre
Black and White 100 – Gallery of BC Ceramics, Members Showcase
2008
Canadian Asian Arts Society exhibition/auction
Splash, exhibition/auction, Arts Umbrella
2007
 Pitchers and Jugs – Crafthouse
 24 Hired Hands – Burnaby Arts Council
2006
Ceramic Sampler – Burnaby Art Gallery
Presenters for the 2004 Canadian Clay Symposium – Gallery of BC Ceramics
2005
Exhibition/auction – Project Empty Bowl
– 30 year Retrospective –  Circle Craft Co-Op, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver
1998
Exhibition/auction, Project Empty Bowl
1997
Unexpected Collaborations – Canadian Craft Museum, with Nicola Cavendish
199
B.C. Artists in QC – Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal
1993
Debra Sloan and Kate Miller – Circle Craft, Gastown Gallery
1986
Recent Work – Debra Sloan and Linda Stanbridge, Gallery Of BC Ceramics
1985
City Scapes – Gallery of BC Ceramics
1978
Debra Sloan and Elinor Vassar Leslie Richmond –  Gallery 7, Richmond
1977
Mary Daniel and Debra Sloan – House of Ceramics
1976
3 New Potters: Elspeth Baird, Elinor Vassar and Debra Sloan, House Of Ceramics

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PUBLIC ART
2014 Horse and Rider sculpture installation, roof of Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall, UK
2002 The Art in Shopping, Shadbolt Centre for the ArtsT, Tile Installation, Lougheed Mall
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COLLABORATIONS
2016 /20 Define the Line, [Dr. Shaheen Shariff / Ruth Beer], Project -Cyberbullying, Sexting and Sexual Violence www.mcgill.ca / www.kidsdefinetheline.ca
2017 Dance Craft Interpretation, JOE INK Dance Co, Canadian Craft Symposium, Ontario
2016 The Art of Earth- Fired UP! In honour of Walter Dexter, Metchosin, BC
2015 Telling Stories BestB4Collective, Chinese Cultural Centre
1997 Unexpected Collaborations Nicola Cavendish – Canadian Craft Museum

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PUBLISHED WRITING, IMAGES AND INTERVIEWS
2017
‘Seeking the Nuance’ Second Edition, Glenn Lewis, Phyllis Schwartz and Debra Sloan
‘Up On The Roof’ Debra Sloan and Peter Smith, Ceramics Art and Perception, #106
‘UP On the Roof, Bernard Leach and the Equestrian Ridge Tile Tradition’ Sassamatt Press, IBSN 978-0-9936623-4-8
2016
‘The Realm of Roof Finials’, Fusion Magazine, Vol 40 #2
Guest Writer – Studio Ceramics Canada – ‘Thomas Kakinuma-BC Modernist Potter’
Interview- CBC radio – North By Northwest, Sheryl MacKay http://www.cbc.ca/1.360565
2015
Barry Morrison, Studio Ceramics Canada website :///Users/debraesloan/Desktop/Debra Sloan | Studio Ceramics Canada.html
Paul Blais – http://meetme.so/ThePottersCast
2014
Ceramics Now, Vol. 3  ‘Contemporary Ceramics from British Columbia, Canada’
SOFA 2014 Catalogue
FUSION, Canadian Clay and Glass, Featured Artist, Vol.38 #3, Ontario
2014 Sculpture Calendar , Potters Council, USA
500 Figures Vol. II LARK Books, N.Y.
500 Ceramic Sculptures – Making Faces , LARK Books N.Y.
2013
Ceramics Art and Perception, Lilianne Milgrom ‘Cluj International Biennial, 2013’,Vol #94, US
BIG EYES, movie – Tim Burton – pieces for movie set
500 Teapots, Vol.II – LARK Books N.Y
2012
The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay –  LARK Books N.Y.
2010
“A Special Place: The International Ceramics Studio in Kecskémet, Hungary”
Ceramics TECHNICAL, No. 31, 2010. By Debra Sloan
“Seeking the Nuance” by Glenn Lewis. Instigated and designed by Phyllis Schwartz.
Debra Sloan, Editor and Historic Research. Published by the Potters Guild of BC
ISBN 098-0-9696077-1-7
2008
“Dogged Process” [essay and images ], CeramicsTECHNICAL, No. 27, 2008. By Debra Sloan
500 Animals – Contemporary expressions of the animal form. By Joe Bova. 2008, Lark Books. ISBN 13:978-1-57990-757-0, ISBN 10: 1-57990-757-1.
2006
500 Animals, LARK Books N.Y.
2006
500 Pitchers –  LARK Books, N.Y.  Dog Pitcher, back cover.
2005
“Perception of Craft/Design/Fine Art” [essay], Metal Arts Guild of Canada Magazine, Volume 20, #1
“The Potters Guild of BC -The First 50 Years 1955-2005” [co-author Heather Cairns] Fusion, Volume 29, # 3
“Origins of a Ceramic Culture”[essay], Source Book, BCPG publicaton

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EDUCATION – CLAY
2012
Glaze and clay Technologies ECUAD, with Darcy Margesson
2004
ECIAD Ceramic History, Paul Mathieu
1980-82
Honours, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design 3-Dimensional Program.
Instructors: Tam Irving, Sally Mitchener, Ray Arnett, with additional workshops with Marylin Levine and Akio Takamori
1979
Vancouver School of Art
1973-79
Peg’s Place Pottery School – owner, self-directed apprenticeship
1969
Saltspring Island Summer School for the Arts
1967-70
Ross Hughye Pottery School, evening classes

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EDUCATION – OTHER
2005
BFA Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
2004
UBC Cognitive Sciences 200
2003
ECIAD, Critical Studies; Liz Magor and Randy Lee Cutler
1987-88
ECIAD, Drawing
1980-84
Vancouver Academy of Music, voice studies with Phyllis Mailing
1981
Langara College Music Theory, Grades 1-8
1972-73
Europe, 15 months, travel and work
1970-71
University of BC, Arts One Program
1970
Graduated Crofton House School, Vancouver

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AJUDICATION
2017
Mayor’s Arts Awards Vancouver City, BC
2016
Applied Arts Scholarship Awards British Columbia Arts Council
Mayor’s Arts Awards Vancouver City, BC
2015
Circle Craft Selections Committee
2013
Ceramics on the Edge 5, Sunshine Coast Potters
Sidney Fine Art Exhibition
2010/11/12
Circle Craft Co-Op – Selections Committee
2009
Potters Guild of BC –  exhibition juror
2006
Filberg Festival – ceramic juror
Crafts Association of BC – exhibition juror
2004
Potters Guild of BC – gallery juror
Filberg Festival – ceramic juror
2005
Crafts Association of BC – exhibition juror
1998
Potters Guild of BC – gallery juror
1984-85
Circle Craft Co-Op – Selections Committee

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COMMUNITY TEACHING
2001 – Sessional teaching pool at ECIAD
1991 – 2013 Shadbolt Arts Centre –  established a clay sculpture course
2000-03 – Aberthau Centre – Instructor, Clay Sculpture
2000-01 – Artists in Our Midst – Coordinator [civic programme]
1983-85 – Burnaby Arts Centre – Instructor, pottery
1973-79 – Peg’s Place Pottery School –  Owner, Manager and Instructor. 100 students per term, 5 teachers, studio for 4 full-time potters

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WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIUMS
2018
– Restating Clay Conference, Poster, York. UK
2017
International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet,Hungary, 1 month residency, roof tile project
Roof Ridge Tile Traditions, Presentation, TATE ST Ives, UK
Keeping Up Traditions, Ridge tiles workshop, Leach Pottery St.Ives, UK
2016
Public Lecture- The Art of Craft Series, Vancouver Library, Craft Council of BC
2015
C.R.E.T.A. Rome, 6-week residency, exhibition
2014
Artist in Residence, Leach Pottery Studio, St Ives, Cornwall UK a
with a presentation on BC Contemporary Ceramics, and Equestrian Tile research at the Leach Pottery
Tri-Cities Pottery Guild – Hungarian Residencies
Richmond Potters Guild – Residencies and current work
2012/2013
Presenter at the Ist Cluj International Ceramic Conference, Romania – Contemporary Ceramics in BC.
Visiting Artist- three-month residency, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
Sculptural Clay – instructor – Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts [MISSA]
2011
Presenter – Fifth Master’s Symposium, Parksville, BC
2010
Visiting Artist – three-month residency, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.
2005
Artist in Residence – BC Art Teachers Symposium
2004
Presenter –  “Surfacing”, Canadian Clay Symposium
2002
West Coast Sculpture Association
Delta Potters Guild
2001
West Point Grey Potters – Retrospective slide show
1999
Fraser Valley Potters Guild
1993
WCCSA Slide Presentation
1983
Malaspina Symposium Presenter – ‘Slipware and Slip Trailing

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AWARDS
2017
Publishing grant North-West Ceramics Association
2015
Honouree for Craft and Design – Major’s Arts Award, City of Vancouver, BC
Hilde Gerson Award, Craft Council of British Columbia
2014
FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association Bursary [supporting artist in residence at the Leach Pottery]
2012
Grant – Project Manager – British Columbia History Digitization Program, Irving K Barber Learning Centre [UBC] For ARCH-BC –  Archival Records of British Columbia [with Linda Lewis , Jinny Whitehead]
2010
2010 Visual Arts Award, BC Arts Council [supporting residency at the ICS in Kecskemet, Hungary]
2010
Circle Craft Co-Op Scholarship [supporting residency at the ICS, Kecskemet, Hungary]
2001
WCCSA, Port Moody Art Gallery, ‘Best of Show’
1982
Potters Guild of BC (Glen Allison, juror), Second Prize
1981
Potters Guild of BC (Sally Mitchener, juror), Honorable Mention

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PROVINCIAL ACTIVITIES
On-going coordinator, From Oven to Kiln fundraising auction NWCF
– 2018 / 2015 / 12 / 09
– 2007 On-going, Board Member, North-West Ceramic Foundation
– 2005 On-going, Archive collection / ARCH-BC website, and BC Marks Registry for Potters Guild of BC
2003/05
50th Anniversary Committee member, Potters Guild of BC
2000-01
Coordinator, Artists in Our Midst
1998 – 2002
Board Member, Potters Guild of BC
1994 – 2000
Board Member, West Coast Clay Sculpture Association
1991-92
Potters Guild of BC, Board Member
1984-85
Selections Committee, Circle Craft Co-Op
1981-83
Board Member, Potters Guild of BC
1982
Crafts Association of BC, Coodinator/Fundaraiser for founding Cartwright Street Gallery (later Canadian Craft Museum)
1979 – 82
Board Member, Crafts Association of BC

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COLLECTIONS
Unicum, National Museum of Slovenia,
C.R.E.T.A Collection, Rome, Italy
Leach Pottery and Museum, St Ives
Ceramart Foundation, and Ceramics Now Association, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
International Ceramic Studio Collection, Kecskemet, Hungary
City of Port Coquitlam
City of Port Moody, BC
University of British Columbia Library

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GALLERIES
Leach Pottery Shop and Gallery, St Ives, UK
Circle Craft Co-op, Vancouver, BC Canada
Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC Canada
Gallery Gae Shulman, San Francisco
YVR Crafthouse Gallery

Debra is married to Terry Yip, with four Sloan Yip children, 1985 – Isabel Evelyn, 1987 – Jasper Vandervoort, 1989 – Maxwell Alexander and Cooper Sills.