BIO

Faculty

Rory MacDonald

Associate Professor
Division of Craft, Ceramics
Division and Senate Chair

CONTACT INFORMATION

Campus: Port Campus
Office Number: Port 319
Phone Number: 902 799 1994
Email: rmacdonald@nscad.ca

Background

Rory MacDonald is an associate professor of craft in ceramics at NSCAD University. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University (1999), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) (1997) and a Diploma with Honours from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) ceramics and printmaking (1996).

CURRENT RESEARCH AND/OR CREATIVE PRACTICE

MacDonald is interested in the many roles for ceramics within the practice of craft,

design and art, concentrating on the development of new public audiences and spaces for contemporary ceramics. Central to his research is the exploration of the concept of public craft and the role materials play in how we shape the built environment. He is interested in the intersection of digital technologies, materials and labour, seeking new forms to connect digital space and ‘the real’.

SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

Inside and Out, The Clay and Glass Museum, July –October 2016

CAFKA Waterloo, Public Installation, The Clay and Glass Museum, May- September 2016

Cameleon, Biennale Ceramique Virgina McClure, McClure Gallery Montreal, QC, 2015

True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Northern Clay Center,  Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015

Go East Canadians Create in China, Gardiner Museum, Toronto 2013

Chalkworks, The Mary Black Gallery, Halifax 2012