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LOUISE PENTZ

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Louise graduated with a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1973. Since then she has studied at the University of Regina, Sask.; Metchosin School of the Arts, B.C.; the Instituto de San Miguel, Mexico; smoke firing in Phoenix, Arizona as well as a variety of courses and workshops at NSCADU. She has traveled throughout Europe and Japan studying ceramics and particularly clay vessels as funerary containers.

Louise's work can be found in both public and private collections throughout Canada, the U.S. and France. Her sculptural works have recently been added to the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery.

Her work has been endorsed with grants from the Canada Council, the Nova Scotia Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and she received Federal funding to travel to France to attend an opening which included her work. In 2014 her exhibition, entitled RESTRAINED, was nominated for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Award.

Publications which have profiled and reviewed Louise's work include STUDIO MAGAZINE, SPRING 2014; CERAMICS - ART AND PERCEPTION, 2011, Issue #83; MAKING MARKS - by Robin Hopper; CERAMICS MONTHLY - March 1997; CRAFT REPORT - May, 2006, an article on her smoke fired urns; FUSION MAGAZINE - autumn 2006; and the ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA JOURNAL - summer 2007.

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