A unique four night-three day experience from Thursday through Monday with instructor Katrina Chaytor. Spend five hours each day with Katrina in the studio, learning skills and working on your personal projects. In your free time either spend more time in the studio (you have 24 hour access while you're here), or enjoy discovering the Island. Your workshop includes your room and meals prepared by our in-house chef. All of our rooms are double occupancy. You can choose to bring along a second person who either does a workshop also, or just shares in meals and spends their days exploring the Island or relaxing in Walbourne House.
The maximum number of participants in each workshop is limited to eight.
Growing up in Newfoundland, Katrina’s creativity was nurtured by her beloved grandmother, who sustained a livelihood with her colorful quilts and hand-hooked rugs. With a desire to take art classes, Katrina’s tour through Memorial University Extension Services (St. John’s), resulted in after school pottery lessons that ignited a passion and cemented a lifetime career in Ceramics.
Katrina is now a Professor Emeritus, as she retired (June 2017) from teaching in the Ceramics Program at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary (now the Alberta University of the Arts). Her final project before retirement was co-coordinator with Julia Krueger in the publication of Relational Learning: ACAD Ceramics Visiting Artists—The First 3 Decades, (Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD 2017).
Katrina received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, and MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York State. She has taught at colleges and universities across Canada. It was 2001 that she became a permanent faculty member in the Ceramics Program at ACAD. Alongside her teaching profession, Katrina has maintained an active studio practice, workshop presentations and exhibition record. Residencies and research opportunities have afforded her rich and rewarding work experiences in Mexico, Greece, and Crete, the United States, China and research travel through Italy, France and England. Her work has been recognized through several awards including the Alberta Craft Council Award of Honour in 2010.
Katrina has relocated back to her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. She now lives in Renews, and it is here she will have a full-time studio practice, with the studio build in the works.