Past Exhibitions

LISA CRESKEY
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As a ceramic artist, she is led to explore the potential of the medium as sculpture and installation and how they relate to the visual medium of painting.

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Patternmaker: July 5 - August 18, 2018

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An exhibition by Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such
July 5 - August 18, 2018
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Patternmakers hand-craft the wooden forms, called “patterns,” that are used to create moulds for casting metal gears, pulleys, and machine parts. These intricate wooden objects, which must be made to exacting specifications, are some of the most challenging things to make out of wood. Patternmakers are master woodworkers, but their trade is becoming obsolete as industrial manufacturing methods become more mechanized and efficiency is prioritized over individual skill.  

As craftspeople working in the trades at a time of rapid technological change, we notice that the tools we use affect our experience of work and our experience of time. As workers, we respond to the rhythms of the technologies we work with; we adapt, we fight back, we play to pass the hours. Patternmaker is a reflection on this change of pace.

Find out more about how the exhibition works came together here: https://patternmaker-study.weebly.com

Donald A. Stuart Designer/Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence : May 10 - June 23, 2018

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May 10 - June 23, 2018
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

A retrospective of Donald A. Stuart’s 50 years as a designer and craftsman featuring a selection of work that explores his contribution to craft practice in Canada.

Gathered together for the first time in 2017 at the Simcoe County Museum, the retrospective showcases his early work in textiles and woodworking, and highlights his outstanding contribution as a master goldsmith and silversmith. Included are many national and international award winning pieces, from hollowware coffee services to exquisite jewellery.

Born in Toronto, Stuart graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1967, and in 1981 received a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY.

Mountain Fold: An Exploration in folded glass: Jan 12 - 28 2018

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January 12 - 28, 2018
CO Space, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Following the success of the Devil’s Abacus screen at last year’s TODO festival, Lee turned her attention to a more conceptual piece after a simple office reorganization found her going through decades of paper file folders containing sketches and concept drawings. The installation sees fragile glass carefully folded and shaped like a vernacular file folder, and then hung in suspended animation in a floor-to-ceiling installation. Lee also drew upon her interest in origami. “Each folder becomes functional because of a simple fold. Like in origami, structure is created by repeating the ‘mountain fold’ and the ‘valley fold’”

Jeff Goodman Studio is a modern glass design and fabrication studio based in Toronto, Canada. Lead by Executive and Creative Director Sylvia Lee, the studio is made up of master craftsmen and glass artisans who produce handmade installations, lighting, vessels and architectural glass for luxury projects worldwide.

 

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.