Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. From makers that create innovative and exceptional work to curators, administrators, writers and volunteers who support the craft community, each recipient is recognized as an important contributor to contemporary craft practice.
We invite you to take a look through recipient profiles in our Craft Awards 2015 online gallery, and to mark your calendars for the annual Ceremony when winners are announced, and we celebrate the achievements of those deserving recognition for their ingenuity and expertise.
The program takes place on a yearly basis, and consists of two components: awards by application and awards by nomination. Both applications and nominations are due Monday, June 6, 2016. Once all application and nomination materials are recieved, a jury of seven established professionals working in the field of craft and design will review and select recipients, and notifications will be sent to all applicants by the end of June.
As part of Craft Ontario's 40th anniversary this year, we are pleased to announce that an exhibition of recipient work will be on view at the John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, which will run from July 26 - August 19, with the exhibition reception and Ceremony taking place on Thursday, August 18, 6 - 8 pm. During the Ceremony recipients receive their awards, and we wrap everything up with a terrific celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Craft Awards program is able to take place on an annual basis through the valued support of many generous donors and sponsors. Our thanks go to the following organizations, businesses and individuals: the RBC Foundation, the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., Lacy West Supplies. Ltd., as well as members and friends of the Mather, Copeland, Walker, Gregor, Yung, McPherson, Cochrane, Robertson, and Diamond Butts families.
Top image: In motion of captivity, by 2015 Award Recipient, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay. Sterling silver, mild steel, magnets, powder coating / Raising, fabrication, lathing.