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Marilyn (Molly) Magid
32938 4th Avenue
Mission, B.C. V2V 1S1



Marilyn (Molly) Magid was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She and her family moved to California in the 1960’s where she discovered pottery in high school, and has loved clay ever since. However, when she moved back to Canada she attended Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and her art practice took a turn towards other media. She received a BFA with honors in Printmaking and Photography in 1996. Since 1998, Molly returned to pottery and often combines printmaking or photographic techniques in her work. Molly is a member of the Delta Potters’ and Fraser Valley Potters’ Guilds. At the present time, Molly works on her pottery in her studio in downtown Mission, British Columbia. She likes to throw or hand build a number of component parts and then explores different ways of putting the pieces together.
Molly states, “I love to explore different combinations of forms, textures and surface designs in each piece. I am interested in contrasts between hard and soft, textured and smooth surfaces, as well as playing with the idea of inflating and deflating the form during construction. I then use slips, stains and glazes to enhance or emphasis these contrasts."
As Manager of Therapeutic Programs and Volunteer Services, Molly designed and directed programs for Veterans of the Armed Forces living in hospital, and residential care. There she learned techniques for adapting ways that make art and craft-making accessible to people with physical or cognitive challenges. In the past, under the auspices of the Canadian Red Cross Society, she developed, staffed and operated craft rooms in a variety of therapeutic settings in the Lower Mainland. Haro Park Centre in Vancouver, Zion Park Manor in Cloverdale and Louis Briar Centre in Vancouver were the centres that used her expertise for developing their art programs.


Molly has extensive experience teaching a wide range of Art and Craft techniques to both adults and children in a variety of settings such as, senior’s residences, rehabilitation centres and clay classes in her own studio in Mission. Her expertise lies in pottery, as well as print making techniques on clay, paper and fabric.


-Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, B.C. Bachelor, Fine Arts. 1996, and Honours in  Photography and Printmaking Diploma, 1983
-University of California, Northridge, California, Fine Arts Major, 1970


-Crafts for Special Needs, B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 1997
-Creative Ideas, BC. Activity Coordinators Conference, Prince George, B.C. 1998
-Creative Activities: Opportunities for new learning in continuing care, International Federation on Aging  Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Sept. 1999
-Creative Activities: Opportunities for creativity and compassion in a continuing care environment, Learning  Love Conference, University of British Columbia, May, 2000
-The Arts in Later Life: Experience and Opportunities, Canadian Association on Gerontology, Edmonton,  Alberta, October, 2000


-Fraser Valley Potters’ Annual Exhibitions, 1999 to 2008
-Geology of Memory, Mission Arts Council Gallery, Mission, B.C. 2008
-Gallery in the Garden, Delta Arts Council, 2006 to 2008
-Geology of Memory, Firehall Centre for the Arts, Delta, B.C. 2007
-Faculty Show, Firehall Centre for the Arts, Delta, B.C. 2005
-Gallery in the Garden, Delta Arts Council, 2004 to 2008
-Diazebao, Montreal, Quebec
-Art Space, Winnipeg, Manitoba


-B.C. Cultural Scholarships, 1980 – 1983
-Helen Pitt Graduate Award, 1983
-North-West Coast Ceramic Foundation, Education Grant, Red Deer College, 2004 to attend “Ceramics and  Print” with British potter, Paul Scott
-Fraser Valley Potter’s Guild Exhibition Awards, 1999 – 2007
-Honourable Mention, Joan Bruneau, juror, Evergreen Gallery, 1999
-Honourable Mention, Tam Irving, juror, Maple Ridge ACT Gallery, 2005
-Honourable Mention, Ginny Conrow, juror, Seymour Art Gallery, 2008

-Canada Council Art Bank, Presentation House Photography Gallery, Private collections
-Fraser Valley Potters’ Guild exhibition, Maple Ridge, 2005