Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This Could Work - Furniture & Ceramics edition

While I missed the first half of the exhibition during my recent trip to Pittsburgh, I managed to catch the opening for the Sheridan College - Furniture & Ceramics graduate exhibition at the Ontario Crafts Council.
Amongst the shoulder to shoulder crowd, I caught a glimpse of some really incredible works begging me to return again later for a more in depth look. Here is a link to the website of current graduate work and some more information about the show. It's on for a very brief period of time, so be sure to check it out while you can!


Sheridan Craft & Design Graduate Exhibition

Glass and Textiles
April 18-23, 2013
Opening Reception – April 18, 2013, 7pm-10pm

Ceramics and Furniture
April 26-May 4, 2013
Opening Reception – April 26, 2013, 7pm-10pm

This spring some of Canadaʼs top emerging craft and design students will be showcasing the results of their final year of work in Sheridanʼs Craft and Design program. This Could Work, hosted by the Ontario Crafts Council, highlights the results of many months of experimentation, practice and examination.
The students, active in four studios including Glass, Textiles, Ceramics and Furniture, will be presenting a broad body of work encompassing functional, sculptural, decorative, and conceptual pieces. These well considered objects often hide the many months of toil and uncertainty that have gone into their production. This Could Work represents many new makers, their hopeful spirit of experimentation, and, a fresh perspective.
Recognized as one of Canadaʼs finest Craft and Design programs, Sheridanʼs Craft and Design program produces graduates who have received national and international accolades for their work. The three-year intensive program provides Sheridan students with a strong foundation in craft-based skills and intimate knowledge of materials and technical processes that set them apart from other design students. This Could Work reflects a deep commitment to process, and offers a brief window into the studentʼs exciting future careers.

Dayna Gedney

Zaid Auzam

Lauren Reed

Lyne Reid

Melanie Hamilton

Malcolm Halley: Mad Rad

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kate Jackson: Silence Doesn't Paint the Depth....

Silence Doesn't Paint the Depth of Quiet in That Room
an exhibition of fragile embroidery by Kate Jackson

@ Studio Huddle, 97 Niagra St.
April 12 - 28th, 2013

Studio Huddle is pleased to present Kate Jackson's first solo exhibition of embroidered works. Silence Doesn't Paint the Depth of Quiet in That Room, showcases new works of fragile embroidery.
Jackson has been researching and developing techniques for fragile embroidery, which involves embroidering onto materials that are often too weak to withstand embellishment with needle and thread.
Using patience as a conceptual theme and a necessity in the work, Jackson embroiders cheerios, paper towel, flower petals, leaves and more.

For more information on Kate Jackson and her work, please visit katejacksonart.blogspot.com

The title for this show is taken from Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, by David Rackoff