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Upcoming Exhibitions

On the advice of the City of Waterloo and Region of Waterloo Public Health, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery will be closing and cancelling all programming as of 5pm, Sunday March 15 until further notice. For more information, click here to view our most recent updates.

Emerging Talent Series

Featuring emerging artist Amee Raval.

Breaking the Mold: Amee Raval

April 2020 to June 14, 2020

Amee Raval, Sinking the Patriarchy, Cast glass, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

In the nostalgia and mystique of cultural identity, Amee Raval introduces feminist, progressive ideals to her Hindu, Indian heritage. Through traditional temple architectural forms that have been reproduced and altered in lead crystal and clear glass, she balances a respect and acknowledgement of tradition with new opportunities and ways of living for women. Goddesses, Rangoli mandala forms, and decorative panels provide an avenue through which she breaks the mold of patriarchy that defines her heritage and seeks to elaborate on accepted norms that are forced upon women.

Through kiln-formed glass, Raval alters the traditional mediums, forms, and genders of temple architecture in creative and striking juxtapositions of heritage and progress. While maintaining the core elements that she holds dear, her modifications bring older generations together with young, progressive women. It is in the subtle alterations from traditions that we find something special, a hope for new opportunities and ideals.

This exhibition is presented as part of the Emerging Talent Series and is generously supported by The Musagetes Fund held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation and The C3 Group of Companies.

Classically Inspired

Fall 2020

Bringing together works from the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and Art Gallery of Burlington Collections, as well as works from invited artists, Classically Inspired explores works that are influenced by classical themes, forms, and narratives.

Crystalline Bottle, Jason L’Abbe, Winner of Craft Ontario Best in Show Award, 2019

Earthborn 2020

Date TBD

Earthborn is an annual, juried exhibition of works by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop. Established in 1968, WPW is located in Waterloo Park and occupies the historic Jacob Eby farmhouse, which functions as a work/learn space for members and a teaching facility for the public.