What’s Jordan Van Sewell up to? Where are his ceramic works displayed? And what the heck are his works all about, anyway?
You’ll smile, maybe even laugh your head off, and develop a greater understanding of this amazing Canadian ceramic artist who has been hammering away at his craft from his work bench in Winnipeg, Canada for over 50 years. His works - they’re something else.
Launched May 13 and continues...
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Still Hammering It Out
A pop up show at The Pulse Gallery, in the Johnston Terminal, featuring new sculptures by Jordan Van Sewell. These works further explore the wide range of Jordan’s interest in conveying what HE thinks is really happening. The show goes on.
2024? (in progress)
Winnipeg, MB Canada
A documentary film is underway profiling the artist and including some unexpected reveals. This one hour program showcases the world of the artist. Some filming has been completed. Watch this spot for red carpet updates!
Moosejaw, SK Canada
Jordan Van Sewell returns to the city of his birth with a show at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. This survey of his 50+ years as a master craftsman in the field of ceramic sculpture promises highlights of Jordan’s prairie sensibility and will include delightful and surprising aspects of his interpretations of the modern condition.
Move to the studio
Inspired by a magical other world, Jordan Van Sewell returned to his studio, after a four year stint at The Forks Market. Appointments to view his art can be arranged through text message - 431-999-3061.
Sep 22 2022
Time to Get Ready
The show opened in Jordan’s Gallery at The Forks Market. A lively capacity crowd at the launch heartily applauded, as the Winnipeg-based Canadian artist welcomed the public to his new collection of whimsical and thought-provoking sculptures.
Feb 1 2023
Winnipeggers prepare for the return of the Windsock Exposition at The Forks, as Jordan Van Sewell introduces CBC’s Marcy Markusa to the possibilities of enhancing and taking full advantage of winter wind!
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Interviews with Jordan Van Sewell were conducted by radio host Chris Wolf, and organized by Tanya Blatz.
May 08 2023
🗲 Ceramicist Jordan Van Sewell is “Still Hammering It Out"
Jordan Van Sewell discusses his new pop up show which began its run at Pulse Gallery May 13. “I’ve created some pieces reflecting these troubled times we live in,” says Van Sewell. “I’ve tried to make it tongue-and-cheek, I’ve tried to have people look at the subject and extrapolate their own conclusions from it ... Ultimately, the pieces encourage us to progress forward. We’re still pushing ahead, we’re still doing what we can, we’re still hammering it out.”
Mar 28 2023
🗲 Profound lines and profound sculpture: Local artist is subject of new documentary
Jordan Van Sewell looks at his stint at The Forks Market, enjoying his own studio, the responsibility of making art, as well as being the subject of – a day in the life of an artist – documentary film.
Feb 6 2023
🗲 2023 Windsock installations at The Forks ready for viewing
A total of eight creative artists and organizations participated in the 2023 Windsock Exposition along the Nestaweya River Trail, including Jordan Van Sewell. His piece was titled, “All That Glitters Is”.
Nov 28 2022
🗲 Doors of perception: Local artist marks the holidays in his own original way
Making art for Christmas gives Jordan Van Sewell a joyful feeling. It’s a little bit like being a Santa’s helper, ensconced in his workshop. The work of his wife Joanne Vanderhorst, also a ceramic sculptor, adds to the gallery with elegant vessels that defy gravity.
Sep 20 2022
🗲 Time to Get Ready: Winnipeg artist asks questions through ceramic art
The title of his show at his Forks Market Gallery, Time To Get Ready, foretells Jordan Van Sewell’s belief that “we’re building up to something important”. He notes we don’t know what’s coming down the pipes, which is why his work offers a cautionary tale.
Feb 10 2022
🗲 Love is in the air… and the clay at the Jordan Van Sewell Gallery
While many people may try to turn Valentine’s Day into a Hallmark holiday, Jordan Van Sewell goes back to the roots of the celebration – spring, and the thought that love springs eternal.
Oct 26 2021
🗲 Magnificence of Winnipeg: Local artist Jordan Van Sewell finds inspiration from the city and from the pandemic
Often adversity sparks creativity. Jordan Van Sewell talks about how his journey through the pandemic has impacted his art. “I guess it’s fuelled some of the ideas I’ve had.”
Feb 18 2021
🗲 Jordan Van Sewell: Winnipeg artist-icon on his art and the pandemic
With the COVID 19 pandemic and varying degrees of lockdown having lasted for almost a year, Jordan Van Sewell has taken things in stride, as best he can. His advice to artists is — just keep going.
Mar 9 2017
🗲 Winnipeg artist creates canoes for The Forks' Common
Commissioned by The Forks Market to develop a piece for The Common, Jordan Van Sewel created “Canoes” – a three panel installation featuring three canoes, each navigating different waters, and presenting a total of 19 characters.
UMFM 105.5 FM
Interview with host Susan Cohn
🗲 Art World Innovators
Susan pegs the work of Jordan Van Sewell as vibrant surreal funky ceramics! Her wide ranging interview ran over half an hour. It included discussions about the new world order, as expressed in his new show – "Time To Get Ready", the profound nature and memory of clay, as he sees it, and why he welcomes all comers to his workshops!
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Apr 6 2020
Art ‘hasn’t failed us yet’
By: Doug Speirs
If you can’t make great art during a global pandemic, when can you? That’s the view of Jordan Van Sewell, one of Manitoba’s best-known artists and a man who has been producing brilliantly whimsical ceramic sculptures for 47 years. “It certainly feeds the imagination, living in these times,” Van Sewell,...
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Feb 14 2019
By: Leesa Dahl
Jordan Van Sewell admits he has a warehouse full of ideas rattling around inside his head. But the ceramic artist, who has been shaping clay at his home-based studio in South Point Douglas for more than four decades, never would have imagined he’d be selling his “weird shit” in a...
SOU’WESTER COMMUNITY NEWS
Jan 4 2016
Ceramics artist makes his point with humour Contemporary ceramic art exhibit on in River Heights
By: Danielle Da Silva