Marney McDiarmid

“Play is a moment of possibility. It is a state of engagement that asks ‘What next? What else? How about this?

Play opens up a dialogue about what is possible, what can change, and it posits how things can be different.

Inspired by recent travels to Brazil, these log forms offer a whimsical re-imagining of a classic Canadian symbol. I seek to provoke a sense of delight in the forms themselves. I then find it myself through the materials process of dipping raw clay into a vibrant colour.”    -M.McDiarmid

Marney McDiarmid a self-taught ceramic artist with an MA in Oral History and an ‘all but dissertation’ PhD in Cultural Studies. She has been working with clay since the mid-1990s and in 2010 quit her PhD to embark on ceramics as a career.

She maintains an active studio and teaching practice, and supports clay and craft communities though her involvement with the Kingston Potter’s Guild and the Fat Goose Craft Collective. A long-time community activist, Marney is also a member of DARN! Kingston Downtown Action Revitalization Network and the founder of Kingston’s first stilting troupe. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Marney McDiarmid
Marney in her studio

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