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2016


2016


Artist interviews with Jenny-Lyn Fife, Mary Lynn Podiluk and Joan Thomson at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. In 'Triadica', these artists push the borders of conventional jewellery, experimenting, discovering and creating art in the form of unique, contemporary jewellery. Curated by award-winning metal artist Tom Ferrero.


"New Artwork in Arts Board's Permanent Collection". Saskatchewan Arts Board Feature. 3 Aug 2016. Web.

"New Artwork in Arts Board's Permanent Collection". Saskatchewan Arts Board Feature. 3 Aug 2016. Web.


Dorward, Sarah & Paul Miazga. "What & How You Wear It: Jewellery YXE". Flow Magazine [Saskatoon, SK]  June/July 2016: 28. Print. 

Dorward, Sarah & Paul Miazga. "What & How You Wear It: Jewellery YXE". Flow Magazine [Saskatoon, SK]  June/July 2016: 28. Print. 


Cataldo, Sabrina. "Unique, Wearable Art". Saskatchewan Arts Board Feature. 22 Feb 2016. Web.

Cataldo, Sabrina. "Unique, Wearable Art". Saskatchewan Arts Board Feature. 22 Feb 2016. Web.

2015


2015



You won’t find many teapots in the world with a design inspired by the human tongue.

However, the next time you feel compelled to see such a remarkable creation, you‘ll now be able to turn to the keepers of the World’s Largest Teapot Collection.

It’s all thanks to a remarkable transaction that took place between a Saskatchewan artist and a charitable foundation at the Creative Saskatchewan booth at SOFA Chicago in November of 2015.

Three years ago, Saskatoon art jeweller and goldsmith Mary Lynn Podiluk created the teapot, called Metalanguage. “The teapot is the flagship piece of a body of work that draws on language and linguistics. The design itself is inspired by the human tongue as it relates to speech,” explained Podiluk.

In 2015, Podiluk joined several other Saskatchewan artists to participate in the Creative Saskatchewan exhibit at Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair in Chicago. Hours before SOFA was set to begin, Podiluk set out on a Chicago gallery tour with her colleagues. At one stop, according to Podiluk, an amazing coincidence occurred. “My colleague Kimberly Fyfe struck up a conversation with the gallerist and with the Kamms, who happened to be visiting the gallery as well.”

Fyfe quickly discovered that the Kamms are Sonny and Gloria Kamm, founders of the Kamm Teapot Foundation. The foundation curates the world’s largest teapot collection, and features more than 17,000 teapots, tea sets and teapot related ephemera.

Knowing of Podiluk’s teapot, Fyfe called her over to meet the collectors. “After a short introduction, I mentioned Metalanguage to Mr. Kamm,” Podiluk explains. “He asked to see a photo. I showed him a picture on my cell phone, and he asked if we were at SOFA. I said we were, and he promised to visit our booth later that day.”

Kamm kept his word and showed up at the Creative Saskatchewan booth during the opening gala. Within minutes, the Kamm Foundation was the proud owner of Metalanguage. “I’m so honoured to have this particular work included in the remarkable Kamm collection,” said Podiluk.

The happenstance of randomly meeting the keepers of the world’s biggest teapot collection, when you’re an artist with a remarkable teapot for sale, is something Podiluk is still amazed by. “It’s so thrilling to have this transaction happen the way it did. It makes the sale all that more special,” Podiluk says.

While it’s romantic to consider the deal providence, Podiluk and other artists know very well that fortune, in fact, favours the bold. The Interim Chair of Creative Saskatchewan agrees. “This is precisely the kind of noteworthy sale that takes place at significant arts events like SOFA Chicago,” said Susan Whitney. “This transaction, amongst others we made these past few days, illuminates how critical it is for Creative Saskatchewan and this province’s artists and craftspeople to physically be where art buyers are and to establish connections that will evolve into future sales,” Whitney said.
— Lederhouse, Craig. "Steeped in Serendipity". Creative Saskatchewan Success Stories. 10 Nov 2015. Web.

SOFA Chicago
 
Podiluk, Mary Lynn. Breath. 2014. Neckpiece. Citizens of Craft Ad in SOFA Chicago 2015 Catalog. 192. Print.

Podiluk, Mary Lynn. Breath. 2014. Neckpiece. Citizens of Craft Ad in SOFA Chicago 2015 Catalog. 192. Print.


An interview with Mary Lynn Podiluk, Curator of "Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong" at the Saskatchewan Craft Council's Affinity Gallery on September 12, 2015. In this exhibition of wearable works, Melody Armstrong showcases elaborate and complex jewellery pieces which juxtapose organic reference with industrial aesthetic.

Schimnowsky, Maureen. "Mary Lynn Podiluk, Artist and Innovator". Saskatchewan Craft Council Blog. 19 Aug 2015. Web.

Schimnowsky, Maureen. "Mary Lynn Podiluk, Artist and Innovator". Saskatchewan Craft Council Blog. 19 Aug 2015. Web.

Podiluk, Mary Lynn. "Curatorial Statement: Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong" . Saskatchewan Craft Council Blog. 01 Oct 2015. Web.

Podiluk, Mary Lynn. "Curatorial Statement: Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong" . Saskatchewan Craft Council Blog. 01 Oct 2015. Web.

Boklaschuck, Shannon."'Industrial' jewelry on display at Affinity Gallery." Saskatoon Express [Saskatoon, SK] 20 Sept. 2015: 18. Print.

Boklaschuck, Shannon."'Industrial' jewelry on display at Affinity Gallery." Saskatoon Express [Saskatoon, SK] 20 Sept. 2015: 18. Print.


Mary Lynn Podiluk. Interview by Tara Owen. "In the Studio". MAGazine: Volume 30, No. 1. 2015. 10-15. Print.


Barnard, Elissa, "NSCAD University students craft vision with tradition". The Chronicle Herald [Halifax, NS] 3 May 2015. Print.

Barnard, Elissa, "NSCAD University students craft vision with tradition"The Chronicle Herald [Halifax, NS] 3 May 2015. Print.


Jeremy Dodge interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk about winning a 2015 NICHE Award for the handcrafted engagement ring 'Infinite' that she made for her sister Janelle, who joins the interview. Aired on CTV Saskatoon Morning Live, Jan 23, 2015

"Niche Awards names 2015 design winners"National Jeweler, 17 Feb. 2015. Web.

NICHE Awards Winner, Professional: Weddings category, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

"Mary Lynn Podiluk, Saskatoon goldsmith, wins Niche Award"CBC News, [Saskatoon, SK], 22 Jan. 2015. Web.

Mary Lynn Podiluk interviewed by Jeremy Dodge in her studio. Watch her melt sterling silver to show Jeremy how hand-fabricated wire is made. Aired on CTV Saskatoon Morning Live, Jan 07, 2015

2011 - 2014


2011 - 2014



Jeff Rogstad interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk about her work and being named a 2015 NICHE Award finalist for her handcrafted engagement ring 'Infinite'. Aired on CTV Saskatoon Morning Live, Dec 11, 2014.

Lisa Dutton interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk about the upcoming 2015 NICHE Awards and the piece that was named a finalist. Aired on Global Saskatoon Morning News, December 11, 2014. Full article here.

"2015 NICHE Awards recognize Saskatoon goldsmith"Canadian Jeweller Magazine, Dec. 2014. Web.

 

Morin, Chris. "Hand-made ring up for award." The StarPhoenix [Saskatoon, SK] 11 Jan. 2014: D1. Print.


Podiluk, Mary Lynn and Megan C. Broner. “Postcards – One Community, Two Perspectives on Craft.” Studio Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Volume 9, No. 2. 64. Print.

Podiluk, Mary Lynn and Megan C. Broner. “Postcards – One Community, Two Perspectives on Craft.” Studio Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Volume 9, No. 2. 64. Print.


 

Front cover image of teapot 'Metalanguage', MAGazine: Volume 27, No. 2. 2012. Cover. Print.

 

 

Mitchell Caplan interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk about the upcoming National Jewelery Student Competition. Aired on CHUO-FM89 Ottawa on July 25, 2012.

Tomlinson, Joelle, and Ciara Richardson. "Saskatoon jewelry-maker wins national competition." Saskatoon Express [Saskatoon, SK] 20 Aug. 2012: 9. Print.

 

Jeff Rogstad interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk about her work and her trip to Ottawa where she accepted first place in the 9th Annual National Jewellery Student Competition, held at L.A. Pai Gallery. Aired on CTV Saskatoon News at Noon on August 12, 2012


 

Jill Matthews tours the NSCAD Jewellery Studio to get insight into what will be seen at the annual jewellery show and sale 'You Wish'. She interviews Mary Lynn Podiluk and MengNan Qu who coordinate the show. Aired on CTV Halifax Live at 5 on November 18, 2011.

Smulders, Marilyn. "Annual jewelry show opens Wednesday"NSCAD News [Halifax, NS] 21 Nov. 2011. Web.