Blog

Beaverbrook Art GalleryAugust 28, 20200 Comments

Erica Deichmann, Master McCullough, and me

By: Tom Smart, Director/CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

I remember the first time I met Erica Deichmann. She was sitting in her comfortable living room surrounded by hundreds of the beautiful ceramic vessels and objects that she and her husband Kjeld made over the course of their lives together. They were the founders of the modern studio pottery movement in Canada in the years preceding the Second World War. Amongst the lamp bases, ceramic bowls and plates, the tiles, pitchers, urns and other fanciful objects, Erica told me about her creative life in New Brunswick. 

Ceramic works by Erica and Kjeld Deichmann. Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

She captivated me with…

Read More