Canadian Studio Pottery Series - Edouard Jasmin

Edouard Jasmin is considered to be a folk artist. He was self taught and his work is a comment on aspects of daily life. He referred to his work as little dramas.

Born in 1905, in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Edouard only became interested in pottery when his neighbour found a deposit of local red clay while digging a new basement.

His first attempts at clay were from 1968 -73. He had a solo exhibit in 1975. He passed away in Montreal in 1987.

The piece shown here shows the humour in his work with a person on a bike towing a child while another bike tows a car. The title is “Pourquoi Pas”.

There are many examples of his work in the Permanent Ceramics Collection of the Art Gallery of Burlington.