Jessica Returns


We are delighted to announce that Jessica Sallay-Carrington, a ceramic artist currently residing in Montreal, will be returning to Parrsboro on a Nonesuch Artist’s Residency in February 2016.

During her stay in Parrsboro Jessica will create new work focussed upon questions such as how body hair relates to gender in modern western culture and similar explorations of the female form that contradict stereotypes and preconceived ideas about gender and body image.

As well as making her own art, Jessica will once again be teaching the very popular workshop HOLLOW SOLIDS.

Zebra (2014)

Jessica is the recipient of a  2016 Nonesuch Fellowship for Ceramics, Sculpture, and Stonework. The fellowship will provide for half the residency fees and includes an offer to purchase a new piece of Jessica’s work for the Nonesuch Collection.


In 2015, Main & Station hosted an exhibit of the work Jessica created during her residency. The exhibit, Rammits Revealed, was in the secondfloor gallery for two weeks in June and received much attention during that time. It remains undetermined whether Jessica will make another exposition during her stay but we are hopeful.

Either way, if you missed her last time, don’t miss her again!


Jessica will be giving an artist’s talk on Friday, February 5th at 1pm. This event will be free and open to the public.

If it interests you at all, you should also grab this opportunity to learn the hollow solids clay sculpting technique with Jessica Sallay-Carrington.

Visit the workshop page for more information and to register…

Space is very limited so register now!


Sallay-Carrington has been working in ceramics since she was 8 years old. She studied at Emily Carr University and then, to broaden her scope, she moved to Montreal where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University. Exhibited in more than a dozen group shows, she had her first Solo Exhibition, Faunacloset, in 2014 at Montreal’s Mouseprint Gallery.

Sallay-Carrington grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia “surrounded by beaches, mountains and a deep love of nature” in a home that served as a “rescue house” for a variety of animals. Much of Sallay-Carrington’s work focuses on “the intersectionality of animals and society”.  Inspired by her “personal connection with animals and these non-human creatures that share our planet”, she uses sculpture as “a lens to explore the many complicated aspects of our relationship to these non-human peoples and to ourselves”.  This anthropomorphic work explores various societal issues and, as a way of confronting the exploitation of animals, frequently replicates animal-derived materials and products, such as bone, horn and ivory, in ceramic form.


Jessica enjoys the opportunity artist residencies provide to explore other landscapes “both creatively and geographically”. She has previously attended residencies at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Washington D.C., at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts  in Greece, and at Main & Station in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.