Future Exhibitions


Open Call for Submissions: Clay and Glass Artists

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is currently accepting submissions from Canadian artists from all backgrounds and career levels working in clay and glass for a group exhibition on the theme of Diversity and Inclusion to be presented in Fall 2021. Click here to view full submission details. Submission details are also available in French.

Submissions are due by Friday January 31, 2020. Email assistant@theclayandglass.ca if you have any questions.


On Collecting Clay and Glass
Mid-December 2019 to March 22, 2020

Four private collectors of clay and glass works share pieces from their collections in an exploration of the practice of collecting. An opening reception will be held on January 12, 2019.

Left to Right: Emily Brock, Books and Coffee, 2016, Collection of Jamie Cameron and Christ Bredt; Murano, Italy, Pair of Glass Pheasants, c. 1950, Collection of Arlene Christiansen; Unknown Artist (Chinese), Peacock Teapot, 19th Century, Collection of Jonathan Smith; Chamberlains Worcester, Anti Slavery Soup Tureen and Underplate, 1832, Private Collection.

Public Art in Glass
January 11 to March 22, 2020

Featuring glass works, maquettes, and concept drawings, Public Art in Glass includes works by Robert Jekyll (Ontario), Sarah Hall (Ontario), Michele Lapointe (Quebec), and Warren Carther (Manitoba) that relate to their public art commissions installed across Canada.

Left to Right: Sarah Hall, Lux Nova, Regent College, University of British Columbia, 2007; Michèle Lapointe, Maquette for L’insoutenable légèreté de la plume, l’école maternelle et primaire le Parchemin de Carignan et Montérégie, 1998; Robert Jekyll, Sketch for Centennial Project, Humberside Collegiate Institute, 1992; Warren Carther, Aperture, Winnipeg International Airport, 2011.


Rocks in My Head: Carol Rossman
January 11 to March 22, 2020

In the second installment of the Gallery’s Emerging Talent Series, emerging curator and writer, Peter Flannery collaborates with established Canadian ceramist Carol Rossman.

The Emerging Talent Series, presented in the Mutual Group Tower Gallery, is generously supported by:




Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems
January 11 to March 22, 2020
Exhibition coordinated by David Correa and Yesul Elly Cho

University of Waterloo Architecture students test how building facades of the future can be 3D printed with clay. Inspired by nature, ancient architectural traditions and new technology, the students develop new methods and processes that re-envision the clay masonry unit.

Working with a state-of-the-art large-volume clay extrusion 3D printer, Assistant Professor David Correa’s students set out to explore how this highly used building material can be re-envisioned for the future. This fabrication tool allows for an unprecedented level of design freedom when compared with conventional brick-making methods, while still engaging the material properties and characteristics of traditional clay.

The result is a series of 7 prototypes that test the new architectural qualities of 3D printed facades, where each clay brick can be unique. The projects include a wide range of playful wall systems, ornamental and light-modulating cladding systems, as well as rainscreen and solar-shading facades.

[Salman Rauf, Julie Niu, Kevin Kunnappilly], [Nathanael Scheffler, Kelsey Dawson, Mia Milanovic], [Prateek Wason, Nupur Garg, Camilla Vespa], [Jade Manbodh, Nima Karami, Ethan Schwartz], [Isabel Kim, Yi Ming Wu, Andrew Kenny], [James Clarke-Hicks, Isabel Ochoa, Zaven Titizian], [Emma Moseley, Kelley Gu].

Special thanks to:
Andrew Payne, Conroy Murray, Judy Pryma, Denis Longchamps, Elsa Brittin, Kristin Schreiner, Heinz Koller, Michael Syms, Anne Bordeleau, Emily Stafford, Jessica Steinhauser, Rose Mary Aicher, Ye Sull Elly Cho, Jim Shi, Geoff Farrow.

This exhibition is made possible by Masonry Ontario in partnership with the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo and The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.