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Nathan’s personal work has shifted focus from predominantly functionalist to an approach that sees him creating works purely for the joy of form exploration. Throughout this shift, Nathan has maintained his unwavering respect for finely crafted objects.

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Celebrate 45 Years with Us!

 

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This fall we are thrilled to celebrate Craft Ontario’s 45th anniversary as a vital organization in service of craft artists, their professional careers, and the incredible work that they make.

We invite you to be part of the celebrations through the Raise a Glass campaign!

On behalf of the board, staff, volunteers and members, we are incredibly grateful to mark this milestone. Please join us at an event - either in person or online - and raise a glass to join in a collective ‘cheers’ to Craft Ontario. Here’s to the decades of community, work and achievement behind us, and to all of the important work yet to come!

 

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RECEPTION EVENTS - CELEBRATE IN PERSON

We are hosting three limited in-person reception events for members and supporters to gather in celebration, and to meet and learn from presenting craft artists. Special thanks to our affiliate organization partners, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Meta4 Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

Spaces are limited to ensure physical distancing – book your ticket today! Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested amount of $45.

WATERLOO RECEPTION
Thursday, October 7 2021
6:00 – 8:00 pm, at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Join us for a presentation by the 2021 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, Jocelyn Reid. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required to attend.

PORT PERRY RECEPTION
Tuesday, November 16 2021
6:00 – 7:30 pm, at the Sunny Brae Golf Club
Join us for a presentation by local glass artist Christy Haldane. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required to attend.

TORONTO RECEPTION
Tuesday, November 30 2021
6:00 – 7:30 pm, at Craft Ontario
Join us for a presentation by local ceramic artist, and 2021 award recipient, Kathy Kranias. Please note that proof of vaccination will be required to attend.

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ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER

NOVEMBER 8 - 30, 2021

The Raise a Glass online anniversary auction is a stunning collection of contemporary craft work from across the province. Register to bid often and bid high in support of craft artists!

Bidding opens Monday, November 8, and closes on November 30, at 8:00 pm. You must register in order to bid.

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Virtual Artist Presentation

DECEMBER 9, 2021

Join us on Thursday, December 9th to hear from the amazing four glass studios that created special anniversary glassware to support the Raise a Glass celebrations. An online discussion will introduce you to Kate Civiero of Infinite Glassworks in Eugenia, ON, Sylvia Lee of Jeff Goodman Studio in Toronto , ON, Michael Gray of Gray Art Glass in Merrickville, ON, and Woody Woodruff of Studio Vine Glass in Niagara Falls, ON, and the unique work that they dedicate themselves to. Register now to attend the virtual artist presentations.

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Anniversary Edition Bottles and Glassware

NOW AVAILABLE!

Craft Ontario is pleased to work with Revel Cider. Revel’s characterful native yeast fermentations explore the endless flavours Ontario has to offer. They combine farm-grown and foraged fruits, discover what the fermentation process yields, and aim to bring out the best of each ingredient. Available with special Craft Ontario 45th anniversary branding are the signature SOIF Cider, and APOLLO wine. Get your bottles today, and raise a glass! Cider and Wine will be available at the in-person reception events, and are gifted with donations.

Craft Ontario is particularly pleased to work with four glass artists from across the province that have been commissioned to produce four different celebratory glassware designs. There are only 45 available of each type, so get yours today!

 

Why support Craft Ontario?

Because you can help us do what we do best:

  • Promote the work of Ontario craftspeople through our Gallery and retail venue, Craft Ontario Shop, which has been in operation since 1931. With tens of thousands of people walking through our doors every year, we have been instrumental to the success of hundreds of craft artists.
  • Serve 1,300 diverse craft artists and supporters by delivering programs and services to keep the craft community growing.
  • Celebrate excellence through the annual Craft Awards program.
  • Provide a national forum for dialogue about craft through Studio Magazine

We are passionate about championing craft, and welcome you to join us!

How Can You Help?
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  • We want to work with you! If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch
  • Do you have expertise in fundraising, retail, marketing or publishing? Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Can you connect us? Please put us in touch with experts and donors who want the opportunity to give back to the community. 

 

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.