Keith & Celia awarded the Hilde Gerson Award for Excellence in and support of Crafts in BC

Established by the Craft Council of BC in honour of Hilde Gerson, who was a long time employee of CCBC, textile artist and an enthusiastic craft supporter, this prize will be awarded biannually to a craftsperson who has demonstrated excelence and leadership in the BC craft community.

In 1998, the family of Hilde Gerson initiated a fund in her memory.  In 2000, the Board of Directors chose to dedicate further monies to the fund, and extablish an award.  Hilde was a CCBC Board member, and for 16 years was the CCBC's bookkeeper.  A tapestry artist, Hilde wove the seat covers for the office's Francis Lemieux chairs, adding to the CCBC's permanent collection.

The recepient of this award will receive $1,000.  In addition, the Council will make every attempt to secure a venue for an exhibit of the recipient's work in the year or two following the receipt of the award.

Our New Catenary Arch Salt kiln

This is our 5th firing in our Catenary Arch Salt kiln and we are getting the hang of this process with some good results.

"Working the Edge: A (Mostly) Ceramic Journey"

From November 14, 2013 thru January 9, 2014 over thirty years of Keith's sculptural work was on exhibit at
The Art Gallery at Evergreen.  The exhibition brochure follows.

Watch the Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Short "Working the Edge: Keith Rice-Jones"

Read a review of the exhibition by noted BC potter Gillian McMillan

CBC's Sheryl MacKay interviewed Keith on January 4.  Listen to the interview here