About


Rachelle Chinnery is a ceramic artist living on Hornby Island. Her interests lie in the phenomenology of craft and the way ecological identity can be cultivated through craft practice.

Idioms of an Ecological Self,
by Rachelle M. Chinnery, M.A.

Significant Material: Ceramics of British Columbia 1945 – 1960,” A Modern Life: Art and Design in British Columbia, 1945 -1960, ed. Alan Elder, Vancouver Art Gallery, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004

Selected Exhibitions
2022 Poem, Petal, Bone, Hornby Hall, June 30 - July 5
2021 A Still Life: Images, ceramics and the interplay of life and objects. Hornby Hall, BC 
2020 Lucent:Lucid  20 Years of Carved Porcelain, Circle Craft, Vancouver BC (cancelled due to Covid)
2018 The Enormity of Small, Hornby Island, BC
2016 Articulate Ground, Hornby Island, BC (group show)
2015 Design in Canada, Canadian High Commission, London, England
2012 Portrait of an Ocean: A Body of Words, Campbell River Art Gallery, BC
2009 International Postmodern Ceramics Festival, Varazdin, Croatia
2009 Niche Awards, 2009 & 2010, Philadelphia PA USA
2005 3rd International Ceramics Competition, Icheon, Korea [Honourable Mention]
2004 Bowl’d and Beautiful, Paddington, Australia
2004 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton, Australia
2004 Hot Clay, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2003 International Ceramic and Bronze Exhibition, Kingston, Jamaica
2000 The Language of Craft Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver BC,
1999 Homage to Gwaii Haanas, Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver BC

Awards

2017 Invitational Masterclass with Anton Reijnders, Burlington Art Gallery,
Burlington, ON
2012 Project Assistance, Hornby Island Arts Council, BC
2010 Niche Award Finalist, Philadelphia PA, USA
2009 Contemporary Ceramic Collection, City Museum, Varazdin, Croatia
2009 Niche Award Finalist, Philadelphia PA, USA
2007 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design, Vancouver, BC
2005 Permanent Collection: World Ceramic Foundation, Icheon, Korea
2005 Honorable Mention, 3rd Biennale, Icheon, Korea
2004 British Columbia Arts Council Production Grant
2004 Permanent Collection: Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia
2004 British Columbia Arts Council Travel Grant
2004 Circle Craft Scholarship for Professional Development
2001 British Columbia Arts Council Production Grant
1998 Canada Council Production Grant
1995 Award for Overall Excellence, Sheridan College,
Oakville, ON

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