Vic Cicansky describes his life in this very personal memoir, in particular he describes his idyllic childhood in the Garlic Flats area of Regina, SK. He grew up in a family of craftspeople and gardeners. His father taught him how to forge metal in his blacksmith shop, and his mother and grandmother taught him the importance of growing a garden. With a reverence for the earth and a creative spirit, he describes how he became one of Canada's most celebrated ceramic artists.
Victor Cicansky is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.Ed. 1964) and the University of California, Davis (MFA 1970). He also studied at the Haystack Mountain School of Art at Deer Isle, Maine. In 2007, Cicansky received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Regina. He is the recipient of many Canada Council grants and awards including the Victoria and Albert Award for Sculpture and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. His bronze and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited in museums and corporate collections in Canada and around the world including the Remai Modern (Saskatoon), Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Tokyo), the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina), and the National Gallery of Canada. Victor Cicansky lives and works in Regina, SK