CRAFT AWARDS 2020

CRAFT ONTARIO IS PLEASED TO CONGRATULATE THE 2020 CRAFT AWARDS RECIPIENTS!

CRAFT AWARDS celebrate and recognize excellence, and since 1981 the program has supported over 500 emerging to established craft professionals in all disciplines. We invite you to take a closer look at the outstanding work of the 2020 Craft Awards recipients below, as well as find out more about their perspectives and processes. 

We couldn’t make the Craft Awards program possible without the support of so many generous donors and contributors, and we extend our deepest thanks to the following organizations and people: The Copeland, Gregor, Mather, McPherson, Shanks, Walker, and Yung families, as well as FUSION: Ontario Clay and Glass, Noble Crafthouse, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., and Lacy West Supplies Ltd.

Special thanks to this year's jurors: Anahita Azrahimi, Clayton Haigh, Christina Pupo, Julie Moon, and Nithikul Nimkulrat.

 

Charlize Gallery Thumbnail Christy Gallery Thumbnail Erin Berry 1 Gallery Thumbnail 
Hannah Gallery Thumbnail Jerre 2 Gallery Thumbnail Joon Hee Kim1 Gallery Thumbnail
Kaley Flowers Gallery Thumbnail Khadija Aziz Gallery Thumbnail Nathan Clarke1 Gallery Thumbnail
Rob Raeside Gallery Thumbnail Stephanie Dueck Gallery Thumbnail  
     

Untitled, (brooch). BODY Series
Sterling Silver, Steel, Gold Plated; Hand fabrication, Cast; 4.5cm x 8.5cm x 0.25cm; 2019

Untitled, (bracelet). BODY Series
Sterling Silver, Gold Plated. Hand Fabrication, Cast; 5cm x 3cm x 1.7cm, 2019

Object, (hand. Front View. BODY Series
Sterling Silver, Gold Plated; Hand Fabrication, Cast; 3cm x 4.6cm x 6.6cm; 2018

Object. (hand). Back View. BODY Series
Sterlind Silver, Gold Plated; Hand Fabrication, Cast; 3cm x 4.6cm x 6.6cm; 2018

Object, (neck). Back View. BODY Series.
Sterling Silver, Gold Plated. Hand Fabrication, Cast; 13.5cm x 3.5cm x 5.6cm; 2018

Object, (neck). Profile View. BODY Series.
Sterling Silver, Gold Plated. Hand Fabrication, Cast; 13.5cm x 3.5cm x 5.6cm; 2018

Blue, (necklace). Oculus Series
Sterling Silver, Concrete, Gold, Silk. Hand Fabrication, Metal Oxidation; 8.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm; 2019

Soft Fold, (brooch). Oculus Series
Brass, Steel, Concrete, Gold. Hand Fabrication, Metal Oxidation; 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 2.0cm; 2018

Frame, (brooch). Oculus Series
Sterling Silver, Steel Nylon, Cotton. Hand Fabrication, Metal Oxidation; 4.5cm x 4.5cm x 4.0cm; 2019

Grey, (brooch). Oculus Series
Brass, Concrete, Gold, Suede. Hand Fabrication, Metal Oxidation; 8.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm; 2018

Life is a circle
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (hand builtstructure with metal ring inside)
53cm X 53cm X 21cm; March 2020

Life is a circle (close up shot)
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (hand-built 6 structure with metal ring inside)
53cm x 53cm x 21cm; March 2020

QI - Circle of energy
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (hand-built structure); 61cm x 43cm x 18cm; March 2020

The broken circle
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media; 59cm x 59cm x 20cm; Feb 2020

The melting world
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (resin); 43cm x 53cm x 14cm; Feb 2020

Moments (Poetic and chaotic)
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media; 38cm x 38cm x 30cm; Nov 2019

As free as a cloud...
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (hand-built landscape
31cm x 36cm x 18cm (main body) + 7 nos of wall-hung loose clouds; Jan 2020

Imbalance & disruption
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (Yarn); 56cm x 26cm x 20cm; Feb 2020

Trace of the human path
Cone 6 stoneware, glazes and multi-media (industial waste); 46cm x 30cm x 15cm; March 2020

Scarred Earth

Emergent Bogy
Ceramic, Steel, Epoxy, Plasticine; 30cm x 21cm x 16cm; 2019

Emergent Bogy
Ceramic, Steel, Epoxy, Plasticine; 76cmx 54cm x 41cm; 2019

Neoplasm
Ceramic, Plasticine, Industrial strap; 122cm x 51cm x 51cm; 2018

Untitled (Emergent Body II)
Porcelain, Ceramic; 31cm x 51cm x 40cm; 2020

Untitled (Emergent Body II)
Porcelain, Ceramic; 31cm x 51cm x 40cm; 2020

Neoplasm
Stoneware, Porcelain, Bronze, Wood, Foam, Plasticine, Strapping; Approx. 304cm x 304cm; 2018

Neoplasm
Stoneware, Porcelain, Bronze, Wood, Foam, Plasticine, Strapping; Approx. 304cm x 304cm; 2018

What is beneath the skin?
Ceramics, Steel; 182cm x 25cm x 25cm; 2019

What is beneath the skin?
Ceramics, Steel; 182cm x 25cm x 25cm; 2019

What is beneath the skin?
Ceramics, Steel; 182cm x 25cm x 25cm; 2019

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.