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The AL GREEN Gallery presents Christopher Reid FLOCK
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Born in Burlington Ontario in 1971, Flock studied violin at the University of Western Ontario before moving on to the Sheridan School of Ceramic Design. He creates functional and sculptural pottery forms that are simultaneously daring and joyous.

In 2000, after mentoring with Kayo O’Young, Canada’s finest porcelain potter, Flock moved to Ibaraki, Japan where he established a studio and lived and worked for ten years. Since returning to Canada, Flock’s work has fused Japan\'s quiet artistic heritage with this country\'s hyper-urbanity. Some of his pieces carry a surprising, single, day-glow glaze that brings the traditional art of pottery into the contemporary realm.  

He has presented solo exhibitions with the Ontario Craft Council and the Harbinger Gallery in Waterloo, and participated in many group exhibitions; most recently at the Stacked Gallery in Burlington, 260 Fingers in Ottawa, and The Al Green Gallery. His pottery contributes to public and private collections worldwide including The Burlington Arts Centre and the Prime Minister’s Office. Public recognition of Flock’s work includes the Fusion Design Award and Craftsperson of the Year from Hamilton Art Awards.

A portion of sale proceeds from his recent exhibition “Transforming” at The Al Green Gallery, went to the Ontario Crafts Council, a not-for-profit organization supporting the craft community.

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