Summer Exhibitions 2019 at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery


Schneeballvasen (snowball), 2019, Glazed Ceramic, Gold Luster. Joon Hee Kim.

Summer Exhibitions Open at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

WATERLOO (ONTARIO) CANADA. July 2, 2019: The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery celebrates the opening of its summer exhibitions with a reception on Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm. The opening remarks will be followed by a talk and tour from artists Nurielle Stern and Nicholas Crombach about their collaborative exhibition Whale Fall. Artist Monica Mercedes Martinez will present her performance piece containher throughout the opening reception, as part of her work in the group exhibition En Route. This event is free, all are welcome.

The Eye of the Beholder

The Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the ceramic work of artist Joon Hee Kim in the John A. Pollock Family Courtyard. Kim’s work consists of sculptural ceramics that reflect her interpretation of the human form as a vessel. Her work moves the ordinary into symbolic archetype, reconciling tradition from her culture to become a measure of human experience. She tackles the idea of beauty and joy by juxtaposing classical art and historical heritage with contemporary concerns. She thus creates multiple viewpoints within a global context.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

From the Collection: Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, the Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by Indigenous artists from the collection.

Artists featured in this exhibition include Ann Beam, Anong Migwans Beam, Carl Beam, Michael Robinson, Nick Sikkuark, Leigh Smith and Steve Smith.


When you can see right through me (Detail), 2019, Cyanotype prints on silk, x-ray illuminators, soft-paste porcelain, drafting table and found objects. Nurielle Stern & Nicholas Crombach.

Whale Fall

In this collaborative exhibition, artists Nicholas Crombach and Nurielle Stern explore subject matter derived from the complex, problematic and often mythologized human relationship to the natural world. The centerpiece of their exhibition is Whale Fall, a large sculptural work consisting of an assemblage of furniture and added ceramic components. The work alludes to a decaying whale carcass, providing a visceral visual metaphor for accumulation, loss and the passage of time.

The artists acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

En Route : Sculptural Ceramics and Glass Emerging from Manitoba

The works in En Route focus on contemporary sculpture, installation and performance in ceramics and glass by nine emerging artists with connections to the University of Manitoba. Curators Sheila McMath and Grace Nickel showcase the level of experimentation that is a vital part of contemporary ceramics and glass practice. Artists in this exhibition explore varied themes including identity, colonization, psychology and urbanization and how these themes are linked to ceramic and glass history.

Artists featured in this exhibition include PJ Anderson, Gayle Buzzi, Grace Han, Terry Hildebrand, Monica Mercedes Martinez, Alana MacDougall, Chris Pancoe, Mary Stankevicius and Peter Tittenberger.

This exhibition is in partnership with the School of Art, University of Manitoba.

All exhibitions continue to September 8, 2019. To learn more about the exhibitions, please visit the website at

Katherine Ronzio, Manager of Development & Marketing
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Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

Monday to Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

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

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