Dundas & Elizabeth and Adelaide & Marshall • London, ON
After the attention that the Canada 150 Mosaic captured within the community, the volunteer team was eager to maintain that momentum and level of participation and soon entered another mosaic project into the City of London's Neighbourhood Decision Making program – the Old East Village Wayfinding Mosaics.
Susan Day is an established visual artist with a 40-year history of creating non-functional narrative ceramic works. Susan was involved with the London Clay Art Centre from 2017-2019 during which time she was the lead artist, coordinator and community worker involved in the production of all 7 of the Old East Village mosaics. Susan’s work is in national and international collections and has been shown across Canada and abroad. The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is showing a major career exhibition of both Susan and Jamelie Hassan’s ceramic and glass works in 2022.
My must-see London places are the Thames Valley Parkway, Morrissey House and my hidden, hard to find studio
I have been an artist since childhood and have forged a life of creativity guided by curiosity, exploration and the search for beauty. My career foundations began with studies at BealArt, travel in Europe and a BFA in Ceramics from NSCAD University. Work in the guild setting further taught me that clay is a language in community building and I began my teaching career. In 2004 I opened Turning Bull Pottery studio in my backyard in East London and in 2019 moved to my dream studio and home in Nairn. I enjoy creative living as a mom of two young children, an entrepreneur and a pottery teacher. I also love books of all kinds and being in nature.
Old East Village is the place to be in London, there are so many unique shops, like Mystic Bookstore, Silk Road and the London Clay Art Centre's Store. I love the Root Cellar's Kale Caeser, Wisdom Tea's Smoked Salmon Crépes, and So Inviting's dumplings. I'd take you for a walking tour to see all of the mosaics, and then to Union Ten Distilling Co for a cocktail on their patio.
Kerri enjoys connecting people to the arts through teaching clay classes utilizing wheel and hand-building techniques. After completing the Marshall St., Elizabeth St. and wayfinding mosaics, Kerri continues her work as a studio assistant to Susan Day. Using clay as a medium, Kerri encourages people to tell their stories with their hands.
Home County Music and Art Festival is my favourite London experience, which I have attended almost everyone over the past 30 years, and under the same tree.
A project that was entered into the City of London's Neighbourhood Decision Making program by the London Clay Art Centre and supported by the Old East Village Business Improvement Area (OEV BIA), the two eye catching Wayfinding Mosaics bring a unique element to the area and highlight the importance and value of public art to the vibrancy of communities.
The Elizabeth and Marshall St. Wayfinding Mosaics feature the work of accomplished ceramic artists Susan Day and Beth Turnbull Morrish. Beth was responsible for the creation and installation of the lettering on both mosaics. Susan designed and oversaw the installation of the Elizabeth and Marshall St. mosaics, and produced dozens of press molded and hand pinched forms that comprise the majority of each installation. Kerri Jerome was an assistant on LCAC’s Wayfinding mosaic. Her involvement in this project was essential to its completion. In May 2019, a car crashed through the wall destroying a part of the mosaic. Susan Day was rehired by the building’s owner to fix the damaged section of the mosaic and bring the beautiful piece back to life. Both mosaics have brought a unique element to the area and they highlight the importance and value of public art to the vibrancy of communities.
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