Janet Macpherson joins us this Fall as our Visiting Artist/Faculty

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After reviewing numerous excellent applications from local and international candidates, we are very pleased to announce that Janet Macpherson has been selected to join our teaching team as Visiting Artist/Faculty. This will be a rotating position each Fall.

Janet earned her Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from York University in 1996, andattended Sheridan Ceramics from 1999 to 2002. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University, where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and taught in the ceramics area for three years. Janet employs mold-making and slip-casting techniques to make small porcelain figures of animals and hybrid beings influenced by medieval marginalia and Christian iconography. She has exhibited her work in Canada, and extensively in the U.S. She has been the recipient of the David E. Davis Award for Artistic Excellence at the Sculpture Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, The Best in Category for Ceramics at The 51st Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and has been nominated for the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award, which will be held at The Gardiner Museum in Toronto in September 2012. Janet is currently an artist-in-residence in the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, and has taken a temporary leave of absence from Harbourfront in order to join us at Sheridan this Fall. Welcome Janet!

For more information, visit Janet’s website: janetmacpherson.com