Carole Epp

Carole Epp was educated under the mentorship of Ruth Chambers, Jack Sures, and Rory MacDonald at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, as well as Janet Deboos, Greg Daly and Gail Nichols at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She is known for her two distinct bodies of work; one figurative-based sculpture; and the other narrative functional pottery. Both bodies of work, through different means thematically and conceptually, address contemporary politics, craft production, and its relationship to capitalist society. In 2017, Carole received the Artist of the Year award from Ceramics Monthly in recognition of her years of advocating for the ceramics community. Carole created Musing About Mud, an online curatorial project and community resource on ceramic arts internationally. She is also recognized for her contributions to the promotion of Canadian Ceramics through co-founding the organization Make and Do Ceramics, a collective of artists working towards unifying and amplifying the Canadian clay community to larger and diverse audiences internationally.