Sam Uhlick     b. April 28,1953


2004 -Kissing Cousins: Ceramics meets Glass, Gardiner Museum Shop Gallery,

          Toronto, ON, March 5-28

2002 -Sam Uhlick, Creer Gallery, Kyoto Japan, June 2001, solo

2001 -Earthworks, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON, Feb. 8-Mar. 25
2000 -Utilitarian Clay III: Celebrate the Object, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts,
          Gatlinburg,TN.(upcoming-September 2000)
2000 -Mystery of Mastery, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
          June 17- Aug.26
2000 -Earthworks, Canadian Pavillion, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany.
1999 -Sam Uhlick, Creer Gallery, Kyoto Japan, May 13-18, solo.
1999 -Tea for the taking, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, group.
1998 -Vessels: Hand and Spirit, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary.
1996 -Pottery by Sam Uhlick, Electrum Design Studio and Gallery, Edmonton.
1996 -Walter Ostrom, The Advocacy of Pottery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Hailifax.
1996 -Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics in Asian Modes,
          Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
1995 -Clay in Canada, North by NorthWest, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1994 -Plates and Platters, Prime Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. September 8 - October 22
1994 -9th Annual San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, San Angelo Museum
          of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
1994 -Containment: The Space Within, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery,
          Waterloo, Ontario
1993 -Alberta Made Home, Alberta Craft Council Presents...Alberta Craft Council
          Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1993 -Michael Cardew and His Influence, Beardsmore Gallery, London, England
1992 -1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, National
          Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1992 -XIIIth International Biennial of Ceramic Arts, Vallauris, France
1992 -Fifth National Biennial of Ceramics Arts, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
1992 -Tokyo Crafts Expo '92, Tokyo International Trade Centre, Tokyo, Japan
1990 -Fireworks 1990, Arts Court, Ottawa, Ontario
1989 -Teapots, Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, Ontario
1988 -The Collection From Maxwell House: Handmade Coffee Services, Ontario
          Crafts council, Toronto, Ontario
1988 -Canadian Australian Exchange, Calgary, Alberta and Toowoomba,
          Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia
1986 -Solo Exhibition, Alexandra Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1984 -Elements of the Earth, Alberta Clay '84, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, AB
1984 -The Perfect Setting: Dinnerware for Government House, opened at
          The Ambasssador's Gallery, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario
1983 -Teapot Collection, Rubaiyat Craft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1983 -Exhibition of Potters, Souffle Designs, Edmonton, Alberta
1980 -Clay and Cloth, Multicultural Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta
1980 -Ceramic Showcase, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1978 -The Fine Art of Alberta Craft, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1978 -An Exchange Exhibition of Pottery and Glass, Alberta and Ontario
1975 -Ceramics West, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1975 -The History of Ceramics in Alberta, The Edmonton Art Gallery and Alberta
          College of Art Gallery, Alberta


Banff Centre, summer session, 1971, 1972
Travel and Study in Japan, May-June 1972
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1972
Studied with Michael Cardew at Wenford Bridge Pottery, England, 1977
Study Tour of Korea, China, and Japan, summer 1978
Banff Centre with Harry Davis, June 1979


1971 -Banff Centre, tuition scholarship
1972 -Banff Centre, tuition scholarship
1972 -Alberta Culture study grant
1978 -Alberta Culture travel grant
1979 -Banff Centre, tuition scholarship
1984 -Exhibition Award, The Perfect Setting
1988 -Exhibition Award, The Collection From Maxwell House
1990 -Exhibition Award, Fireworks 1990
1992 -Purchase Award, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan.
1995 -Alberta Foundation for the Arts, project grant.
1996 -Purchase Award, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
1997 -Purchase Award, Alberta Art Foundation.


Bio and Statement:
   Sam Uhlick was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied at the Banff Centre
and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1972 and apprenticed with
Michael Cardew in England in 1977. He traveled to Japan to study pottery
in 1972 and 1978 and in 1999 he had a show at Creer Gallery in Kyoto. He
has been a functional potter for more than thiry years. His work has
been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in many private, corporate
and public collections. As well as making pottery, Sam has also built most of
his pottery equipment and studio. He has, for the past three years, been producing
custom relief and decorated tiles. He lives with his wife Antonia Huysman, also
a potter, and their four children near Ardrossan, Alberta.

   "I love the way functional pottery can enhance the food and drink that it
serves. The feel, form and colour of pottery, the touch of a cup to the lips,
all have an enriching (and important!) effect on daily life. I don't attempt
to create perfection, nor do I strive for imperfection, but I do try to achieve
beauty in function. In the more than twenty-five years that I have been a potter,
I have made about 50,000 pots: cups, bowls, plates, teapots, etc.

   If all ceramics were divided into two groups there would be those objects that
are dusted and those pots that are washed. Almost all of mine would end up in
the kitchen sink."

Sam Uhlick April, 2000

Sam at Wenford Bridge Pottery in 1977
(fourth from left, back row)
Sam at Wenford Bridge Pottery in 1977
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