The exhibition, Regina Clay: Worlds in the
Making, was a fitting way for the Mackenzie Art Gallery to mark
Saskatchewan's Centennial in 2005, celebrating the singular and
collective contribution of a number of artists working in the province
during the 1960s and '70s. As Gallery Director Kate Davis pointed out,
"Only in Saskatchewan could an internationally revered style of
critical thinking and artistic form (modernism) be challenged and
dislodged by a medium as humble as clay."
Over 130 works by 14 artists, including David
Thauberger, were included in this nationally touring exhibition. In
retrospect, the Regina Clay artists are notable for being among the
first in Canada to win respect for ceramics as a sculptural medium.