Rita McGie (Sherwood Park, AB) has been a studio potter since her graduation from the ceramics program at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, in 1976. For Rita the four year program was a time of intense study and practical experience, working in a medium that requires not only skill but also a vast technical knowledge of a complex process.
Rita’s continued interest and fascination with clay comes from its endless possibilities and the range and scope of work that has been done within this medium. Aside from her studio practice Rita has also taught numerous classes and workshops for various potter’s organizations.
Rita’s pottery ranges from utilitarian to intricate vessels, all created with great attention to detail and displaying a skilful application of decorative brushwork. Her delicately thrown line of painted porcelaineous stoneware has been widely exhibited and collected and is in prominent collections such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts permanent collection and was recently published in the book, 500 Plates & Chargers by Lark Books.
ACC Exhibitions: Hitched (2009), CLAY 2010