Retail & Sales

COURTNEY DOWNMAN
FEATURED MEMBER

Courtney Downman is a Canadian Glass Artist and Instructor. Courtney began working with glass in September of 2012 after enrolling in the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College.

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Sell at the Craft Ontario Shop

Interested in selling your work at the Shop?

The Craft Ontario Shop provides a marketplace for members whose work demonstrates excellence in design and craftsmanship in traditional and contemporary craft.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You must be a Craft Ontario Craft Professional member to sell your work in the Shop. If you are selected you will be required to purchase a membership.  

More information on Craft Ontario Membership here. To read the Shop's Consignment Terms and Conditions, please click here.

We operate on two retail seasons, Spring-Summer (March-August) and Fall-Winter (September-February).

The application deadline for the 2021 Fall-Winter retail season is June 30th, 2021. 

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CRITERIA
  • Work must be a craft-based medium (e.g. wood, glass, metal, ceramic, textiles, paper)
  • Work must be the original idea of the maker or a skillful rendering of a traditional or classic design
  • Ready-made parts or components are permitted only if they are subordinate to the total design and craftsmanship of the object
  • The object must be capable of serving the purpose for which it was designed

All items are evaluated using the following criteria:

  • quality of construction/craftspersonship,
  • uniqueness of design,
  • marketability and salability to the Queen Street West demographic,
  • price points,
  • relative to other work already in the shop.

Please note we do not accept the following:

  • hobby crafts
  • photography
  • flower arrangements or potpourri
  • plants
  • decorated stones, sea shells or other found objects
  • liquid embroidery
  • work made from kits, commercial patterns (as from pattern books or magazines)
  • work made with a commercial product as the focal point
  • work made with commercial moulds

Questions? Please contact us at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-921-1721.

Feature Window Application

We're pleased to announce a new Craft Ontario Shop opportunity: a Retail Feature Window Display!

The Feature Window program is intended to showcase the work of one or two of our members at a time, creating an attractive retail display in the front window and on the East entrance wall, which is highly visible from the street. This opportunity allows members to highlight a variety of their work, and show large or one-of-a-kind pieces, in addition to production work. All displayed work will be for sale and should be items that have the potential to sell in a retail setting.

Selected features will be on display for 21 - 28 days. Work will be wall-mounted or displayed on plinths as necessary. The application is open to all Craft Ontario professional members.

What you will need for your application:

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

  • Information about materials, processes, and techniques
  • Dimensions of the piece - and any mounting requirements or installation instructions
  • Inspiration for the design/series or any interesting facts about the work
  • Retail value
  • Artist headshot for promotional materials

QUALITY IMAGES

  • Work is in focus and photographed with even and ample lighting. A white background is preferred
  • Images that portray different 'sides' of the work if necessary
  • Minimum dimensions of 800px x 800px, 72 dpi.

DETAILS ABOUT THE SPACE:

  • Available wall space is 10’ x 10’
  • The window is 45” wide, and has a platform that is 45” x 54” x 12” (W x D x H)
  • Additional plinths, risers and floating wall shelves are available
  • Items are NOT able to be hung from the ceiling
  • Download the layouts for the wall and floor plan of the available space

Applications will be reviewed quarterly. We have the potential to display 3-4 window features in a quarter. If you are selected, your work may be displayed individually or in combination with the work of another artist. 

We are currently accepting applications for features in January - March 2022. 

To be considered for a January, February, or March 2022 feature, your application must be received by September 30th, 2021. 

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If your application is selected, we will get in touch regarding scheduling, delivery and installation of chosen work.  We thank everyone for their applications!

If you require any assistance with this form please contact the Craft Ontario Shop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 416.921.1721.

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.