Upcoming Events

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Deconstructing Clay and Glass

Deconstructing Clay and Glass is a four-part series of informative lectures designed to educate and enlighten collectors, designers and lovers of contemporary ceramic and glass art. Generously sponsored by PWL Capital Inc., the series takes place this fall and winter at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and other locations.

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Part 3: History of Canadian Ceramic and Glass Art – New Speaker Announced!

Tuesday, November 18 • 7pm
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery • 25 Caroline St. N. Waterloo

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Laura Donefer will be unable to give her talk on November 18. We are excited to announce that Koen Vanderstukken,  Professor, Studio Head, Glass at Sheridan College, will be joining Rachel Gotlieb, Chief Curator of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art to speak about the history of Canadian Ceramic and Glass Art.

Rachel Gotlieb served as the founding Curator of the Design Exchange between 1990–2002, and co-wrote Design in Canada (Knopf Canada, 2001). She has curated and co-curated several important exhibitions, taught design history at Ryerson University School of Fashion, OCAD and Sheridan College. She created and implemented the Studio North and Prototype exhibits for Canadian artisans at the Toronto Interior Design Show, as well as conceived and directed its Conversations in Design annual symposium.  She currently serves on OCADU’s On Site Gallery Advisory Board and on Laura-Donefer---Amulet-Basket_forwebthe Professional Advisory Committee for Art and Art History Sheridan/University of Toronto, Mississauga. She has also served on the board of the Ontario Crafts Council (2006-8), and City of Toronto Public Art Commission (1994-7).
Rachel received her M.A. in Design History at the Royal College of Art & the Victoria & Albert Museum, where her thesis topic investigated “The Aesthetic Criteria and Vocabulary of British Studio Potters and Art Manufacturers 1914-1930.” She also completed a Sotheby’s short course in European Decorative Arts. She is a PhD candidate in Art History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Koen Vanderstukken is a renowned sculptor and educator. His work has been exhibited in major centres around the world, from Amsterdam, Paris, Prague and Venice to New York, Chicago and Montreal. He ran his own studio in Niel, Belgium from 1990 to 2006 and his glass can be found in many museum and private collections, as well as significant public commissions. Koen has offered workshops and master classes in Europe and North America, in addition to teaching for ten years at the State Institute of Art and Crafts in Mechelen, Belgium. Since 2006 he’s been a professor and the studio head of the glass department at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada.

Amulet Basket, Laura Donefer

 

Purchase tickets for November 18 here

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Part 4: Designing with Contemporary Ceramic and Glass Art

January 2015 (date to be determined)
More information about this event will be provided as it is available.

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Past Events in the Deconstructing Clay and Glass series:

Part 1: Collecting Contemporary Glass Art

Monday, October 6 • 7pm
Sandra Ainsley Gallery • 100 Sunrise Ave. Unit 150, Toronto

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Part 2: Collecting Contemporary Ceramic Art

Wednesday, October 29 • 7pm
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery • 25 Caroline St. N. Waterloo

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Opening Reception and Exhibition Tour: Works from the Collection of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

November 8, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Idea Exchange Preston 435 King Street East, Cambridge ON

Join our friends at Idea Exchange as they exhibit a selection of ceramic works from our permanent collection. Diverse methods, handmade and well as casted will be on display to showcase the rich history of ceramic and glass works collected by the gallery that is dedicated to the medium and presents works by international artists. This exhibition runs in conjunction with Slip+Inject at Design at Riverside.

For more information, visit www.ideaexchange.org

Exhibition runs from November 8, 2014 – January 4, 2015

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November 30, 2014

art fair