Lindsay Montgomery, practicing artist and assistant professor of Ceramics in the Studio Arts department at Concordia, has been named recipient of the 2018 Winifred Shantz Award. The Shantz award, presented by the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, is given each year to an early-career ceramics artist, who submits a project proposal with their application that the $10 000 prize money helps fund. For her project, Montgomery will be doing a residency at Medalta, a historic ceramics production facility located in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Katharine Stein got in touch with Montgomery for a quick conversation.
What was your initial reaction when you found out that you won this award?
I was really excited because it’s something that I have applied for for many years. It’s an open national call every year for emerging ceramic artists, and you have to have a course of study outlined that you want to embark on: a residency, or a workshop, or travel to do some more research for your practice. You only have ten years out of your last educational program to be eligible for the award and I would have only been eligible for one more year after this so I was really excited because I’ve really worked hard and spent a lot of time on these proposals over the years.