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Ruth Gowdy McKinley

Brief Biography
1931 Born Brooklyn, New York.
1953 B.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
1955 M.F.A. Alfred University.
1967 Came to Canada.
1981 died Mississauga, Ontario.

Exhibition History
1973 "Ceramics International 1973" (Metal Award); University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
1979 "Wood and Wood Fired" (joint exhibition with Donald L. McKinley); Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, Ontario.
37th Concorso Interzionale della Ceramica d'Arte; Faenza, Italy.
1987 "Ruth Gowdy McKinley: A legacy of Commitment"; Ontario Craft Council.
1993 "Into the Corners: A Look at In-depth Collecting"; Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario.
1994 "The Teapot Collection"; Burlington Art Centre.
1997 "Ruth Gowdy McKinley: Retrospective"; Burlington Art Centre.
"FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Burlington Art Centre.
1998 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
2000 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2001 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
2002 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Publications
Studio Potter: "The Mask of This Fire," Winter, 1974/1975.
Ceramic Monthly, 1976.
Ornaments & Surfaces on Ceramics. Hildegaard Storr-Britz, 1977.
Ceramic Monthly. Ceramic Masters Canada, 1978.
Ruth Gowdy McKinley: A Legacy of Commitment. Sue Jefferies, Ontario Craft, 1987.

Artist Bio in Japanese

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