Jocelyne Prince: Atelier LePrince - IKG MODULAR GALLERY - Jan 11 to Feb 9

posted: January 16, 2014

Jocelyne Prince: Atelier LePrince - IKG MODULAR GALLERY - Jan 11 to Feb 9
Live Event: January 22, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, IKG Modular Gallery

Jocelyne Prince: Atelier LePrince

Mixed-media artist Jocelyne Prince is in residence in the Glass program at ACAD throughout the month of January. In association with the residency, the IKG presents Atelier LePrince, an exhibition of Prince’s work in the IKG Modular Gallery, Main Mall. The exhibition features video and large-scale photographic documentation of some of Prince’s live performances, as well as a metal and glass site-specific sculpture that will evolve over the course of the residency. A live video feed from the Glass department's hot shop will showcase production and process work throughout the month.

Jocelyne Prince. El Greco ReVisited Live Event (2013). Photo Eric Corliss

GAAC's December Facebook Member Interview - Trong Doan

posted: January 2, 2014

GAAC Members Teaching at Pichuck This Summer

posted: December 27, 2013

GAAC Members Teaching at Pichuck This Summer

Shelly Muzylowski Allen, Laura Donefer and Jin Won Han, Karina Guevin and Cedric Ginart - for full course discription visit -

Image Cedric Ginart and Karina Guévin

Along These Lines: New Works in Glass by Artist Katherine Russell - Jan 2 - 28

posted: December 27, 2013

Along These Lines: New Works in Glass by Artist Katherine Russell - Jan 2 - 28

Along These Lines: New Works in Glass by Artist Katherine Russell

Fernie Arts Station: 601 - 1st Ave

Opening Reception: Thursday January 2, 2014: 7pm

Show continues until: January 28, 2014


Elk Valley artist Katherine Russell is exhibiting her new body of work: "Along These Lines". In this collection she spans three techniques in glass: fusing, coldworking and glassblowing to focus in on the captivating line created when the colours react to one another. Fused glass wall panels, kilnformed bowls, blown sculptures and platters. Bold colours, striking texture and graphic lines form the contemporary nature of Katherine’s glasswork.

Katherine was trained in glass at the Alberta College of Art, as well as private studios in Alberta and Australia. 

The Bee Kingdom featured on Breakfast Television, CityTV - Calgary, AB

posted: December 12, 2013

Jill Belland of CityTV's Breakfast Television program visited the Calgary glass collective Bee Kingdom for a  segment that aired on December 9, 2013. Watch for a glassblowing demonstration and a glimpse into the Bee Kingdom's studio practice.
To watch all five parts click here.

GAAC facebook - November Member Interview/retrospective

posted: December 12, 2013

PUSH: Mentorship Exhibition - Nov 23, 2013 - Jan 19, 2014

posted: November 27, 2013

Gallery Exhibition: November 23, 2013 - January 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 28, 7 to 9 pm - RSVP

PUSH: Mentorship Exhibition

The Living Arts Centre hosts the culminating exhibition of FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association’s newly launched Glass Mentorship Program. It features new works by nine artists selected for the program under the direction of Koen Vanderstukken, a renowned glass artist and educator. In this exhibition artists capture a sense of balance, energy, and a close examination of the world around them.

The FUSION mentorship was a very unique experience in a sense that we got to work with mature artists over an extended period of time. It allowed us to approach complex subject matters and investigate the roots of creative thinking and making. It was a pleasure to see how everybody motivated and inspired each other and to witness the individual growth of participants. I hope they will continue this process and take their work to new heights.

– Koen Vanderstukken / Mentor

Featured Artists:Camilla Clarizio, Jerre Davidson, Valerie Anne Dennis, Marlene Kawalez, Debbie Ebanks Schlums in collaboration with Don Miller, Cheryl Wilson Smith, Laurie Spieker, George Whitney, Bridget Wilson

Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 1 - 4 pm
Monday: Closed

Image credit: Laurie Spieker, Blue Burl. 2013

A new work in glass by Michel Leclerc for the Casino de Montreal

posted: November 27, 2013

A new work in glass by Michel Leclerc for the Casino de Montreal

Thursday, November 21, 2013, as part of the opening night of the new Casino de Montreal, Michel Leclerc's work of glass adorning the ceiling of the hall of the High Roller section will be unveiled. "A River, a Passage" was created by glass artist Michel Leclerc. Inspired by the sociology and the environment, Leclerc has created a metaphorical work composed of several elements in cast glass. Punctuated by colorful accents and aluminum, these elements reflect light cleverly, recalling the sun shimmering on the surface of a stream.

Michel Leclerc has worked in glass for over twenty-five years. In 1994, he founded the workshop Fire Glass, now located at the foot of Mont Saint-Hilaire. Leclerc also contributes to the training of the next generation of glass arts, teaching at the program offered by the Cégep du Vieux Montreal, in collaboration with Espace Verre.

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Announces 2013 RBC - Brad Turner

posted: November 14, 2013

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Announces 2013 RBC - Brad Turner

WATERLOO (ONTARIO) CANADA. November 9, 2013: The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery announced the winners of the 2013 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass at an Awards ceremony held at the Gallery on November 9. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Marie A. Côté, a Montreal artist who delivered a riveting talk about her ceramic and sound installations that evoke Canada’s Arctic. This work was at the heart of her exhibition, Of Vessels and Voices, held at the Gallery June 27 to September 1, 2013.

The winner of the 2013 RBC Award for Glass is Brad Turner of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Turner received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design and, most recently, his MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University (Alfred, NY). Turner’s work has been exhibited extensively in the Toronto area as well as at the Museum of Vancouver, SOFA New York, SOFA Chicago, Glassmuseet Ebeltoft (Denmark) and the Cheongju International Craft Biennial (South Korea). This award will enable Turner to travel throughout Germany, Denmark and Norway to visit museums and glass blowing production studios before producing new work while in residence at Glazenhuis in Lommel, Belgium.

Aaron Oussoren of Toronto, Ontario received the second prize. The RBC Award for Glass was juried by Susan Edgerley, Elena Lee and Tina Poplawski.

The winner of the 2013 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is Janet Macpherson. Ms. Macpherson began studying ceramics at Sheridan College. For several years, she maintained a studio practice in Toronto before going to Ohio State University where she received her MFA in Ceramics. Her new work has been exhibited extensively across the United States. In 2012, Macpherson held an artist-in-residence/faculty position at Sheridan College and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This award will allow her to undertake a three-month period of work and research at the Zentrum fur Keramik in Berlin, Germany.
Carole Epp of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan received the second prize. The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics was juried by Bruce Cochrane, Jennifer Leskiw, Jessica Steinhäuser.

The winner of each award received $10,000. Second place winners each received $1,000. These prestigious national awards allow early career practising ceramic and glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that will advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in their careers. The jury was comprised of highly respected contemporary glass and ceramic artists and other arts professionals.
To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics or the RBC Award for Glass, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates have a history of professional public presentations and publications, seek payment for their work, and actively practise their art. All applicants have maintained an independent professional practice for at least two to a maximum of ten years prior to their application.

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by the Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. The RBC Award for Glass is supported by the RBC Foundation as part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project.

About Winifred Shantz: The late Winifred Shantz was a driving force for the arts in Waterloo Region for more than 40 years. A successful ceramist, entrepreneur and visionary philanthropist, she was committed to finding ways to enable artists to reach their full potential.

About RBC: RBC recognizes the role the arts play in vibrant communities and strong economies, and that enabling the next generation of artists to succeed is essential to continued vitality. From visual arts and music, to performing arts, writing and filmmaking, investing in emerging artists is a long-standing priority at RBC.
For more information, please call Christian Bernard Singer, Curator at 519.746.1882, ext. 230 or email or visit

Image - Left is Brad Turner "Rocking Vessel #2" and on the right is Aaron Oussoren "Fence study"

2013 Shantz and RBC Awards Ceremony - November 9

posted: November 5, 2013

Waterloo - On November 9, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery will present the 2013 Winifred Shantz

Award for Ceramics and RBC Award for Glass. These prestigous national awards are presented to practising Canadian ceramic and glass artists.

The event will also include a special announcement by MPP Catherine Fife.

Attendees will enjoy a presentation by Marie Côté, a ceramic and installation artist from Montreal. Her exhibition, Of Vessels and Voices, was on view at The Clay & Glass this past summer.

Jane Buyers, a regional artist and member of the Gallery’s Board of Directors, will reflect on the first 20 years of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, since its opening in June of 1993.

The event will begin with a reception at 7pm. The ceremony will follow at 8pm.

WHO: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
WHAT: 2013 Shantz/RBC Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, ON.

For more information, please contact:

Katherine Ronzio
519-746-1882 ext. 235