Fall Exhibitions 2019 at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery


Creek & Crossing, 2013. Glazed earthenware and internal digital video projection on sanded mirror, carved wooden chairs, milk paint. Nurielle Stern.

Fall Exhibitions Open at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

WATERLOO (ONTARIO) CANADA. September 3, 2019: The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery celebrates the opening of its fall exhibitions with a reception on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 pm. The opening remarks will be followed by an Artist Talk from Nurielle Stern, the 2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics winner, as well as a talk from artist Shawna Redskye and curator Chloe Blair as part of their exhibition A Remembering: star stories and waterbodies. This event is free, all are welcome.

2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics

The 2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics winner, Nurielle Stern of Toronto, Ontario, is celebrated in this exhibition alongside finalists Trevor Baird (Montreal, QC), Naomi Clement (London, ON), Grace Han (Winnipeg, MB), Joon Hee Kim (Oakville, ON), Jocelyn Reid (Calgary, AB) and Zane Wilcox (Regina, SK).

The 2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics was juried by Pascale Girardin, Michele Hardy and Rory MacDonald. The jury would like to acknowledge a very competitive field of emerging ceramic artists who applied. The jury is unanimous in selecting Nurielle Stern as the recipient of this year’s award. In her work, Stern demonstrates a combination of daring, rich investigation of narrative and subject matter and a mastery of her craft. The jury was impressed with the quality of her strong exhibition production combining work of installation and display as well as the strength of her proposed award project. As part of her project, Stern will produce large-scale ceramic sculptures for exhibition, beginning with her participation in a residency at the California State University Long Beach Center for Contemporary Ceramics.

About the Award:

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is supported by The Keith and Winifred Shantz Fund for the Arts, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation. This prestigious $10,000 award allows practising early career ceramic artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice.

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 Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation: Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for Fundholders to give and for charities to receive money. When you make a donation to KWCF, they invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community. As a leading community-building organization in Waterloo Region, KWCF is focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet current and future needs of our community, by enabling social capital and developing creative forward-thinking innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy.

From the Collection: A Bestiary

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to present works from its collection as part of A Bestiary. From the beginning of time, the animal world has found its way into the art of humankind in various ways. Animals, fish and birds are, for some, the embodiment of deities; for others they act as metaphors for life experiences. In this exhibition, we look at ceramic, glass and enamel artists who explore the animal world metaphorically, symbolically, with humour and with technical mastery to highlight human concerns and emotions.

The exhibition includes works by: Ardmore Ceramic Art (South Africa), Rick Ayotte, Baccarat (France), Harold Balazs, Roman Bartkiw, Ann Beam, Carl Beam, Florence Chik-Lau, Daniel Crichton, Ed Drahanchuk, Joe Fafard, David Gilhooly, Jim Hong Louie, Věra Lišková, Janet Macpherson, Leo Mol, Joni Moriyama, Julie Oakes, Orient and Flume Studio (USA), Matthias Ostermann, Perthshire (Scotland), Ann Roberts, Michael Robinson, Ed Roman, Maurice Savoie, Jamie Sherman, Nick Sikkuark, Natalie Silverstein, Steve Smith, Leigh Smith, Paul Stankard, Tim Storey, Jack Sures, Joan Van Damme, Wendy Walgate and Ruth Welsh.


2019. Grogged white cone 6 clay and underglaze. Shawna Redskye.

A Remembering: star stories and waterbodies

A Remembering: star stories and waterbodies, represents a creative partnership between artist Shawna Redskye and curator Chloe Blair.

“The exhibition will focus on the experiences of displacement, colonization and navigation that are shared by so many. As we continue to face displacement from our ancestral lands, it is our water bodies, our languages, our food systems, and the stars that continue to hold the sacred role of navigation.”

The Gallery inaugurates a new series of exhibitions that will showcase emerging artists, curators or writers. The Emerging Talent Series, presented in the Mutual Group Tower Gallery, is generously supported by The Musagetes Fund, held at Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, and The C3 Group of Companies.

2019 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics continues to November 17, 2019. The exhibitions From the Collection: A Bestiary and A Remembering: star stories and water bodies continue to January 5, 2020.

To learn more about the exhibitions, please visit the website at

Denis Longchamps, Executive Director
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
director@theclayandglass.ca • 519.746.1882 ext. 231


Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
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Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

The Gallery is accessible; however exhibitions and events held in the John A. Pollock Family Courtyard are not fully accessible to visitors with particular mobility aids at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact Executive Director Denis Longchamps at (519) 746-1882 ext. 231 or director@theclayandglass.ca

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