The year 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. Throughout its existence, the NSDCC has been recognized as the premier provincial organization promoting excellence in fine craft. The NSDCC’s Standards process is only one of the many ways in which the organization seeks to foster the ongoing development of fine craft, and to nurture the development of the individual craftsperson. It offers two levels of juried membership within the NSDCC: Juried Status and Master Artisan. Master Artisan members are recognized for excellence and achievement in their chosen media. Their calibre of work is of the finest quality, exhibiting excellence in design competence, philosophical approach, use of materials and originality in the creative process.
The NSDCC believes there is no better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than through a curated exhibition of works by our Master Artisan members. XL/Excel, curated by Jeffrey Cowling, features superb works created by some of the Province’s most talented craft artists and creators.
Featuring work by Peter Bauer, Donald Bell, Pam Birdsall & Tim Worthington, Philip Doucette, Jim Edsall, Murray Gibson, Elizabeth Goluch, Debra Kuzyk & Ray Mackie, Wendy Landry, Heather Lawson, Dawn MacNutt, Alexandra McCurdy, Beverley McInnes, Jonathan Otter, Lynette Richards, Pamela Ritchie, Dorothée B. Rosen, Carol Smeraldo, Jim Smith, Kye-Yeon Son.