AX One Month Residency – Ceramics

The AX One Month Residency – Ceramics in Sussex, NB is a short-term residency designed to support Canadian artists who have finished their formal training and are now looking to make the next steps forward in their artistic career. 

During the residency, the artist will have access to AX’s mentorship network and will be working closely with AX’s Ceramics Centre Coordinator, Matt Cripps, to ensure they have a successful residency. The purpose of this short-term residency is to promote emerging artists in the field of ceramics, with a specific focus in helping jump-start the careers of ceramics artists. 

AX also has a four-month Emerging Artists – Ceramics Program and proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Visit our AX Emerging Artist – Ceramics Program page.

Best Wishes to Danika Vautour of the AX One Month Residency – Ceramics, December 2020

Danika Vautour, our inaugural artist in the AX One Month Residency, has concluded her time with us at AX, where she produced a 20-piece collection of stoneware pots. The work Danika produced while at AX was displayed in the virtual exhibition Welcome to the Twenties


Artist Bio

Danika is a Saint John, New Brunswick artist who has recently returned from Cambridge, England. She specializes in ceramics and has been working with the medium for five years. In recognition of her work, Danika was awarded an ArtsNB Creation Grant in 2019, and she has exhibited her pottery at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, as well as at Project A in Canmore, Alberta, and at multiple galleries in Cambridge, England. In 2017, she received her Diploma in Ceramics from New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

Artist Statement

In her studio practice, Danika Vautour uses a variety of mediums to create pieces that reflect the way she sees everyday life. Her work is profoundly influenced by minimalism and her ties to the sea. When she’s not in the studio, Danika can be found teaching workshops while exploring creatively and developing her portfolio.

In her recent project, 50 Shades of White from a Pot’s Perspective, Danika has focused on stripping back most colours as a study and self-reflection on the psychological effects of the colour white. While this project’s major focus is on concepts surrounding the colour white, she also hopes that the viewer can be immersed in her love of the elements and principles of design, as well as what they can bring to a composition.

To see more of Danika’s work, visit her website! 

Thanks to the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artists Project for making it possible for us to host Danika Vautour, the inaugural artist of our AX One Month Residency.