I just went to see the BMO 1st Art Student Awards at MOCCA (while I was viewing the Cronenburg curated show – which is another story altogether!) and I couldn’t get over the fact that there were two, count them TWO ceramic artists in the mix! Kudos to Sam Knopp (whose crackle celedon evokes Donald Judd’s minimalism) and Hilary Smith – whose work, is in my view, pretty much “the highest compliment” – i.e. a copy of Sherry Boyle’s recent work – but, hey – GO FOR IT!!!!