Current Exhibitions

Image: Bird Paperweight, 1986. Glass. Rick Ayotte. Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Collection. Gift of the Ruth & Lewis Sherman Foundation. Photo: Wilhelm Nassau.

From the Collection: A Bestiary
September 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to present works from its collection as part of A Bestiary. From the beginning of time, the animal world has found its way into the art of humankind in various ways. Animals, fish and birds are, for some, the embodiment of deities; for others they act as metaphors for life experiences. In this exhibition, we look at ceramic, glass and enamel artists who explore the animal world metaphorically, symbolically, with humour and with technical mastery to highlight human concerns and emotions.

The exhibition includes works by: Ardmore Ceramic  Art (South Africa), Rick Ayotte, Baccarat (France), Harold Balazs, Roman Bartkiw, Ann Beam, Carl Beam, Florence Chik-Lau, Daniel Crichton, Ed Drahanchuk, Joe Fafard, David Gilhooly, Jim Hong Louie, Věra Lišková, Janet Macpherson, Leo Mol, Joni Moriyama, Julie Oakes, Orient and Flume Studio (USA), Matthias Ostermann, Perthshire (Scotland), Ann Roberts, Michael Robinson, Ed Roman, Maurice Savoie, Jamie Sherman, Nick Sikkuark, Natalie Silverstein, Steve Smith, Leigh Smith, Paul Stankard, Tim Storey, Jack Sures, Joan Van Damme, Wendy Walgate and Ruth Welsh.

A catalogue for this exhibition is available in the Gallery Gift Shop. 



Image: 2019. Grogged white cone 6 clay and underglaze. Shawna Redskye.

A Remembering: star stories and waterbodies
September 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020

A Remembering: star stories and waterbodies, represents a creative partnership between artist Shawna Redskye and curator Chloe Blair.

The exhibition will focus on the experiences of displacement, colonization and navigation that are shared by so many. As we continue to face displacement from our ancestral lands, it is our water bodies, our languages, our food systems, and the stars that continue to hold the sacred role of navigation.

There are many forms of displacement; geographical, cultural, spiritual. Ongoing colonial violence is just that; active displacement of ourselves from our ancestral lands, our bodies, our ways of knowing. All of which are explored in this body of work.

Our vessels are inherently connected to the stars and water. It is the stories held in the stars that have long guided our ancestors; informing movement, planting, prayer. Our waterbodies are our vessels; reliant on water for breath, for life.

Resonance is an act of remembering.”

The Gallery inaugurates a new series of exhibitions that will showcase emerging artists, curators or writers. The Emerging Talent Series, presented in the Mutual Group Tower Gallery, is generously supported by: