Half a Dozen, an exhibition by ceramics students presented by MADE, July 28 – August 25, 2012

Half a Dozen

Six of one, half a dozen of the other. Six artists present six different explorations of ceramic materials linked by a thread of domestic life and the stories that household objects could tell. Each set of objects has metamorphosed from its real-life counterpart, exhibiting a playful rearrangement, reinterpretation, or retelling of form, function, and purpose.

In the exhibition “Half a Dozen” MADE will showcase the work of six students of ceramics from Sheridan College’s  Craft & Design Program: Jessie McEwen, Andrea Poorter, Lyne Reid, Annemarie Row, Emma Smith, and Nurielle Stern.  Inspired by the association of ceramics to domestic life throughout history, these six artists draw upon the power of everyday objects to become intimate parts of our lives.

MADE’s showroom and gallery is located at 867 Dundas Street West in Toronto between Euclid & Manning.

Store Hours
Tues to Fri 11-7, Sat 11-6.
Exhibition Dates: July 28 to August 25, 2012
Join us for the opening on Saturday August 11 from 2-5 pm.


Recent grad Karen Harris’s opening: DECENT EXPOSURE July 5th at the Living Arts Center

Karen Harris "Broken", 2012

Karen Harris
“Broken” 2012
One of three pieces in the Living Arts Center Exhibition DECENT EXPOSURE 

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 5  7 – 9 pm

June 30 – August 19, 2012

Karen Harris, class of 2012, will be participating in a group exhibition this summer at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

DECENT EXPOSURE is the culminating exhibition from a call for submissions to students and new graduates of post-secondary arts and design institutions. From over seventy entries by emerging artists across the country, exhibition jurors short listed eleven applicants whose works represent new trends in contemporary practice across a wide range of disciplines. Acting as a window to the near-future of visual arts, the collection is an exciting and challenging application of new materials and ideas.” From the Living Arts Centre website.

Participating artists include: Lauren Baker, Michael Bennardo, Joel Fullerton, Karen Harris, Gillian King, Alexis Mitchell & Sharlene Bamboat, Darren Rigo, Melina Sevilla, Connie Tong, Julia Vandepolder, and Julia Verbitsky

The exhibition jury includes Living Arts Centre representatives Joel Alexander, C. Harben, Megan Press, Cole Swanson, and Carolyne Topdjian.

Exhibition curator: Cole Swanson

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday – 10 am – 4 pm /Saturday – 1 pm – 4 pm/ Sunday & Monday – Closed
Open for select evening performances. Located on the 2nd floor of the Living Arts Centre.

Recent Grads and Alumni at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 6-8 2012

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 6, 7 & 8, 2012
Nathan Phillips Square

Free Admission
Friday 10:30am-7:30pm
Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm
Sunday 10:30am-6:30pm

Website: http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/

Recent grads LeeAnn Janissen, Vanesa Trillia, and Heidi McKenzie and faculty member Ying-Yueh Chuang  will be showcasing and selling their work outdoors at Toronto’s City Hall this July, along with a whole bunch of alumni including:

Alix Davis, Hannun Lyn, Janet Macpherson, Jenny Clark, Lana Filippone, Lauren Blakey, Marcelina Salazar, Mary Philpott, Christopher Reid Flock, Jeannie Pappas, Patrick Yeung, Shane McNutt, Tara Lynne Franco.

Nurielle Stern (Ceramics Grad ’12) awarded ‘Best in Show’ at Sculptors Society of Canada – Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition

Three of Nurielle Stern’s ceramic sculptures have been awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the 17th Annual Juried Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition presented by the Sculptors Society of Canada. Nurielle has just completed her third year at Sheridan and will be pursuing her MFA studies at Alfred University starting this fall.
Opening and exhibit information are below.

Nurielle Stern’s “Through the Tangled Pathways”, earthenware, featured on the flyer.

17th Annual Juried Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition, June 7 –
July 13, 2012
Jurors:  Powell MacDougall, Ron Shuebrook, Edward Falkenberg
Opening Reception:  June 7, 6 – 8:30pm
Awards Presentation: 6:30pm

Canadian Sculpture Centre
500 Church Street
Toronto ON M4Y 2C8
(Tel) 647.435.5858
Gallery Hr:  Tue-Fri  12noon – 6pm;  Sat  11am – 4pm

Sheridan Open House & Crafts Sale: Saturday, April 28 10 to 4 pm

Arts Open House and Craft Sale 2012

Trafalgar Road Campus

Free parking, free admission
Everyone is welcome! See work by students,  demonstrations and purchase one of a kind craft pieces at the annual craft sale.
Participating programs include: Art and Art History; Art Fundamentals; Visual and Creative Arts; Crafts and Design: Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Textiles;  BAA (Interior Design);  BAA (Animation); BAA (Photography); Interior Decorating; Visual Merchandising Arts.

2012 Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Exhibition at the Gardiner


OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday March 22   6 – 8 pm
SHOWCASE DATES: March 22 – April 1

The 2012 graduates of Sheridan College’s ceramics program are creating work in a range of functionality from tableware to sculptural vessel forms. A spectrum of clays, glazes, temperatures and sizes is being explored. The group of students works to help each other showcase each person’s individuality, resulting in a collection of pieces representative of the group’s diversity.

Students: Cris Cacioppo, Karen Harris, LeeAnn Janissen, Katherine King,
Heidi McKenzie, Zaria Pucknell, Kathleen Ross, Nurielle Stern, Vanesa Trillia
and Lillian Oi-Chun Wu.