Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Jack Sures Ceramic artist
Saidye Bronfman Award

Jack Sures on wisdom in the creative process

A film by Kyle Armstrong

"...Jack Sures has displayed enormous creativity, innovation and technical mastery in Canadian craft"

“Over the past six decades, Jack Sures has displayed enormous creativity, innovation and technical mastery in Canadian craft... He has greatly influenced Canadian ceramics through his development of and longstanding involvement with the University of Regina’s Ceramics Program, his pedagogical practice and his conceptual engagement with the vessel.”

- Julia Krueger, craft researcher, writer and curator (nominator)

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Saidye Bronfman Award Winner
for Excellence in the Fine Crafts

Selected works

Jack Sures, Near Al's Place, 1975, earthenware clay, acryllic oil enamel paint, 52.2 x 52.2 x 15.5 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Near Al's Place, 1975, earthenware clay, acryllic oil enamel paint, 52.2 x 52.2 x 15.5 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Sturdy Stone Mural, 1979, unglazed stoneware, 269.42 square meters. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Linda Corbett

Jack Sures, Sturdy Stone Mural, 1979, unglazed stoneware, 269.42 square meters. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Linda Corbett

Jack Sures, Black Flowers, 1984, sawdust fired porcelain, approx. 40 x 40 x 4.6 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Black Flowers, 1984, sawdust fired porcelain, approx. 40 x 40 x 4.6 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, What do you do with a pot, 1988, underglaze pencil black slip porcelain, 59.8 cm diameter x 13 cm high. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, What do you do with a pot, 1988, underglaze pencil black slip porcelain, 59.8 cm diameter x 13 cm high. MacKenzie Art Gallery collection. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Untitled, 2006, black glaze expanded scrafitto porcelain, 16.3 cm diameter x 23.5 cm high. Collection of Amy Gogarty. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Untitled, 2006, black glaze expanded scrafitto porcelain, 16.3 cm diameter x 23.5 cm high. Collection of Amy Gogarty. Photo: Don Hall

Jack Sures, Pedestal Bowl, 2016, oxide on glazed porcelain, approximately 36 cm diameter x 24 cm high. Saskatchewan Craft Council collection. Photo: Vivian Orr

Jack Sures, Pedestal Bowl, 2016, oxide on glazed porcelain, approximately 36 cm diameter x 24 cm high. Saskatchewan Craft Council collection. Photo: Vivian Orr

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