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Denis Longchamps
Executive Director & Chief Curator
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director@theclayandglass.ca

Denis Longchamps is the Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. From 2013 to 2018, he was the Artistic Director and Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington. He received his PhD in art history in 2009 from Concordia University where he was the administrator of the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art from 2006 to 2011. Longchamps also taught art and craft history at Concordia University, York University and at Dawson College. He has contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-SculptureCeramics Monthly, and Ceramics Art and Perception. Recent curatorial projects include the Decorated Surface (2023), Voices (2022) and Confined (2022). He is the co-founder of the Canadian Craft Biennial (2017) that included four exhibitions, two residencies, workshops and an international symposium. He was the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art: Craft Journal (2006-2016). In 2020, Denis was the recipient of the Craft Ontario John and Barbara Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2023, Denis received the Barbara A. Tyler Award in Museum Leadership from The Canadian Museum Association.

Peter Flannery
Senior Curator & Collections Manager
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peter@theclayandglass.ca

Peter Flannery is the Senior Curator & Collections Manager at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. In 2019, Peter completed his Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph. Recent curatorial projects include Beyond the Bead (2023), Essence (2023), Voices (2022), and Confined (2022). He has previously worked at the Woodstock Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Guelph, Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, as well as the School of Fine Art and Music and Archival & Special Collections at the University of Guelph. He has written for exhibition catalogues as well as Ornamentum Magazine. He is a current member of the Ornamentum Editorial Advisory Committee.


Camryn Pereira
Public Programs Manager
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camryn@theclayandglass.ca

Camryn Pereira is the Public Programs Manager at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. In 2021, she graduated from the Honours Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Guelph, double majoring in History and Art History. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Camryn developed a passion for the history of art and its makers, as well as the ways in which art is perceived by those who view it. She has previously worked in an academic unit at the University of Guelph as an administrative assistant, was a university tutor during the pandemic, and has volunteered with the Art Gallery of Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery as a docent and programs assistant.

Cheyenne Mapplebeck
Assistant Curator
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cheyenne@theclayandglass.ca

Cheyenne Mapplebeck is the Assistant Curator at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Graduating from the BFA program at The University of Waterloo in 2021, she received both the curator’s choice award and excellence award for her thesis project titled “Red Herring”, which examined the impacts of late-stage capitalism. This installation series involved the creation of many unique, originally designed products which were displayed in a bodega setting. This work sought to question the age-old idea: are we what we consume? In 2023, Cheyenne was the inaugural recipient of the John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing, presented by The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts.

Katherine Marshall
Registrar
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collections@theclayandglass.ca

Katherine Marshall is the Registrar at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. In 2021, she completed her Master’s in Art History at Queen’s University on the history of early modern print collecting and women’s education during the eighteenth century. During her undergraduate studies, Katherine worked as a research assistant on an archaeological excavation in Italy where she discovered her fascination with ceramics. Katherine is passionate about preventive conservation and the care of the collection held in the gallery. She has previously worked at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and volunteered with the Art Gallery of Burlington.


Dean Hughes
Development
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camryn@theclayandglass.ca

William Hlowatzki
Public Relations and Shop Assistant
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reception@theclayandglass.ca

William Hlowatzki, Public Relations and Shop Assistant, has been with the Gallery since 2001 as a part-time contractor and then became full time in 2004. William has worked in various service and non-profit organizations his entire career.

Robert Miniou
Accounting Administrator
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robert@theclayandglass.ca

Robert Miniou is the Accounting Administrator at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with a Bachelor of Math from the University of Waterloo. Formerly, Robert was the controller for Cober, a print and media company. Prior to that, he was the accountant for Machteld Faas Xander, a marketing communications firm.  He brings to the Gallery, extensive experience in accounting and sales tax.

Sabrina Boyer
Programs Staff & Kiln Technician
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marketing@theclayandglass.ca

Diane Shantz
Marketing Coordinator
marketing@theclayandglass.ca

Diane Shantz is an award-winning graphic artist with more than 25 years of experience in the editorial department at the Waterloo Region Record and Grand magazine. Diane has worked collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure tight deadlines were met, created visually appealing page designs on a daily basis, innumerable illustrations as well as marketing material, designed, maintained and updated GRAND website.  

Lucy Collington
Shop Assistant

Lucy Collington is the shop assistant at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. After completing the Interior Decorating program at Conestoga College, she worked in retail while volunteering in the Gallery Shop. Now a part-time employee, Lucy is also working towards a BA at the University of Waterloo.

Staff portrait photography done by Alexander Jacobi.

Kiln Technicians

Instructors

April Fowlow
Eekta Trienekens

Brett Keating
Emily Caillin Murphy
Eric Almberg
Isabella Vesely
Katie Reid
Masoumeh Ahmadi
Sabrina Boyer
Shannon Stehr