Samantha Dickie is a Victoria-based contemporary ceramic artist, focused on abstract sculpture and public installation. She began working with clay in 1996. Following her BA Degree, she has completed a Diploma in Ceramics from the Kootenay School of the Arts, and attended residencies at the Sculpture Factory in Jingdezhen China, the Banff Centre and Red Deer College in Alberta, and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Yukon. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund; as well as being awarded the Best in Ceramics and Glass at the Sooke Fine Art Show. Her work has been exhibited in public galleries across Western Canada, and is currently represented by the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in London, Ontario, as well as Madrona Gallery and the Apartment Gallery in Victoria, BC.
The ceramic sculpture of Samantha Dickie conveys both mystery and metaphor. The intriguing textural forms of her multi-component installations invite investigation. What are the structures made from? What do they contain? Why are some surfaces channelled,