Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
990 Queen Street West, Toronto
Toronto Potters is a non-profit association with an extensive history of member dedication that has run its programming, presence and community support for over 33 years. Its current membership consists of approximately 90 active ceramic makers, whose backgrounds and aesthetic interests reflect the diversity of the city in which the association was formed. Through Toronto Potters, members have a platform to share their skills, as well as stimulate and foster their individual interests in working with clay. Members benefit from monthly meetings, presentations and demonstrations, as well as retail shows and a website that showcases their work. In addition, Toronto Potters is exceptionally proud to present its 16th Biennial Juried Exhibition.
As one of the highlights of membership, the exhibition takes place every two years. Work is submitted for review by an invitational jury, and selected based on technical merit, originality and creative expression. This year there are seven awards given to members for outstanding work. Overall, through the public display of work, accompanied by a print catalogue, the biennial juried exhibition is an esteemed opportunity for members to showcase their creative skills.
This exhibition serves as a sampling of the myriad ways in which ceramic material can be manipulated, as well as the commitment and passion through which these objects have been conceived and created.
The Toronto Potters 16th Biennial Exhibition was juried by Susan Collett and Gord Thompson, both professionals in the greater ceramic community. Through an intensive jury process, they selected 26 works by 21 members. With white walls and gallery spotlights, and far removed from the messy studio environments in which they took shape, each of these 26 works has the ability to compel the viewer. The pieces will pique interest in process as they flaunt the maker’s technical skills, and will prompt questions, as well as simple enjoyment. Toronto Potters invites you to experience the 16th Biennial Juried Exhibition, and to experience the work that members have to offer.
The Toronto Potters 16th Biennial Juried Exhibition is supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
|Images: Eden Danielle Bender, Bird in the Hand, Paper clay-mixed media surface; Barbara Banfield, Oil and Vinegar Set, Porcelain and stoneware; Mary McKenzie, Comfort, Ceramic, wood chair, electric firing; Deborah Freeman, Cup 'n' Caddy, Stoneware and Porcelain.|