Awards Recipients

Carey Jernigan

Carey’s current work explores patternmaking; a traditional woodworking trade dedicated to building forms for use in foundries. She uses patternmaking techniques to create both still and kinetic sculptures.

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Craft Awards recognize accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. This year we are thrilled to announce the 2022 recipients, and hope you will join us in celebrating their achievements as we share their work with you in the upcoming months!

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, Corcoran, Gregor, Mather, McPherson, Shanks, Walker, and Yung families, as well as FUSION: Ontario Clay and Glass, Gladstone House, JJStudio, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., and Lacy West Supplies Ltd.

Special thanks to this year's jurors: Annika Hoefs, Fuzzy Mall, Jordan Clarke, Katrina Tompkins, Nadia Tasci, and Warren Steven Scott.

The 2023 Craft Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 12th from 6-8 PM at Craft Ontario. We hope to see you there! 

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Award recipient work will be on view in the Craft Ontario Gallery from October 12 - November 4, 2023. You can also connect online and hear about the work from the artists themselves, by attending this year's series of Craft Award Talks! Register HERE

Hannah Johnson - Online Gallery Thumnail

Hassan Ghanati - Online Gallery Thumnail

Heidi Earnshaw - Online Gallery Thumnail

Helen Liene Dreifelds - Online Gallery Thumnail

Jess Riva Cooper - Online Gallery Thumnail

Kayla Della-Nebbia - Online Gallery Thumnail

Mariana Bolanos Inclan - Online Gallery Thumnail

Mark Baechler - Online Gallery Thumnail

Michel Dumont - Online Gallery Thumnail

Shannyn Reid - Online Gallery Thumnail

Steph Cloutier - Online Gallery Thumnail

Tonya Corkey - Online Gallery Thumnail

Yalda Mohajer - Online Gallery Thumnail YuPei Wang - Online Gallery Thumnail Zara Gardner - Online Gallery Thumnail

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.