Spring Exhibitions Open at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

LANDSCAPE PLATE, 1979, Harlan House. Thrown porcelain, glazes. Private Collection

WATERLOO (ONTARIO) CANADA. April 2, 2019: The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery celebrates the opening of its spring exhibitions with a reception on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00pm.

Evocative: The Art of Porcelain

Guest curated by Jonathan Smith, Evocative: The Art of Porcelain features the work of artists Harlan House, Diane Nasr O‘Young and Kayo O’Young. It comes as no surprise that Canadian ceramic artists have incorporated the theme of landscape, from rolling geological features to patterns of water from wind driven rain and waves, as an inspiration for their work. House, Nasr and O’Young each have a different take on their muse that incorporates where they live with the personal, autobiographical details that drive their visions. Three different visions, each one personalized, but each rooted in the places, both past and present, that inspire them.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is pleased to partner with the Art Gallery of Burlington for this exhibition.

An extension of the exhibition features the ceramic work of Magdolene Dykstra in the Tower Gallery, guest curated by Jonathan Smith.

Passage (Detail), Indira Singh. Winner of the Craft Ontario Best in Show Award 2018. Photo: Nicole Waddick

Earthborn 2019

Earthborn is an annual, juried exhibition of works by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, a non-profit co-operative organization. Established in 1968, WPW is located in Waterloo Park and occupies the historic Jacob Eby farmhouse, which functions as a work/learn space for members and a teaching facility for the public.

This year’s juror is Bruce Cochrane. He is an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist and recently retired Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at Sheridan College, where he worked for more than 30 years. During this time, he was instrumental in developing the Ceramic Program’s reputation as one of the best in Canada. Bruce’s studies began at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and continued in Alfred, New York at the New York State College of Ceramics where he received his Masters of Fine Art. Since his graduation in 1978 Bruce has participated in over 300 exhibitions, and shares his knowledge through lectures and workshops throughout North America. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa to name a few. Bruce resides in Toronto and maintains his studio practice in Grey Highlands, Ontario.

The Earthborn Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 1:30pm.

Evocative: The Art of Porcelain continues to Saturday, June 22, Earthborn 2019 continues to Sunday, June 23.

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

Katherine Ronzio, Manager of Development & Marketing
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