Jordan Mcdonald (Class of ’05); Emerging Artist Nominee, Gardiner Museum ’14

mcdonald_jordan_2011.013One of my first memories of Sheridan observing people in drinking their morning coffees and eating lunches out of beautiful pots, made by hand, in their studios – all the while, their hands and clothes completely covered in clay. I had never seen anyone ‘use’ art in this way – it was like art just slipped into everyday life, almost unnoticed. At the time, it was all completely hilarious to me. That image of dirty hands and beautiful cups has always inspired me. On one hand, it’s about the role beautiful objects can play, enriching everyday life – and on the other, it taught me the importance of being completely immersed in my work. Whenever I’m asked how I got started in clay, I tell my story about the cups and bowls at Sheridan.                

– Jordan Mcdonald, Class of ’05 

Sushi Plate 14Jordan’s Bio: I’m a resident artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m also an adjunct professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. I received my BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Zimra Beiner – NCECA Emerging Artist 2015, RBC Emerging Artists Nominee, Gardiner Museum ’14 – and Winner of Best of Exhibition at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2013! 


Heidi McKenzie: Resident Artist at GAYA Ceramic Art Centre


Sin-Ying Ho (Class of 1995) Film Screening – “Routes: Sin-Ying Ho”

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New Blog Features Alumni Pics & Stories of our Professors Emeriti : Winn Burke & Bruce Cochrane

Visit and share your thoughts & pics of these two extraordinary artist-educators!   All ALUMNI and friends are invited to contribute your own memories and pics – see info on the blog.

A huge “Thank You!” to our Alumni who donated pieces to the Fall Gala Auction 2012 that raised $2565 for our Student Awards this year!

Lindsay Montgomery 


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TimSmith_throwing copyA heart-felt  thanks goes out to our Alumni who came to Sheridan for Bowl-o-rama this year – and to all of you who have continued to support ourprogram over the years!alumni_thanks_final_flat

With your support, the Clay Club raised $13,000 this year – which funded our extraordinary lineup of visiting artists and our field trip to NCECA Milwaukee.  Thank you for your continued support – let us know if you’d like to join us for our FALL weekend Bowl-o-rama during which we make pots and other forms to sell for fundraising!


Please send us your url and we’ll include your website or blog here:

Zimra Beiner, Class of 2008

Jessica Riva Cooper, Class of 2006

Alix Davis, Class of 2011

Lana Filippone, Class of 2010

Deborah Freeman, Class of 2009

LeeAnn Janissen, Class of 2012

Hannun Lyn, Class of 2004

Janet Macpherson, Class of 2002

Heidi McKenzie, Class of 2012

Arlynn Nobel, Class of 2005

Noah Rosen, Class of 2001

Linda Sormin, Class of 2001

Nurielle Stern, Class of 2012

Jane Thelwell, Class of 2006

Vanesa Trillia, Class of 2012

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