Jennifer Smith-Windsor

I have always been drawn to cloth, embroidering as a child, sewing my own clothes as a teenager, taking textile and costume studies as a young adult and now working with cloth in my art practice.


Join us in supporting and celebrating craft! 

Craft Awards Ceremony

Each year Craft Ontario recognizes excellence through the Craft Awards program, with award recipients that reflect Ontario's best makers working at every career level and in every medium. Join us to celebrate craft at the annual Ceremony, open to the public. 


Craft Ontario works in partnership to deliver conferences and symposia that address current practices and issues in professional craft. Events are open for members and the overall craft community, and registrants connect with local, national and international presenters in order to foster learning and discussion. 

Exhibition Openings

Craft Ontario hosts 5-6 exhibitions every year in our Gallery on Queen Street West.  Check the Exhibitions Page for information about upcoming opening receptions.  The exhibitions and their opening receptions are always open to the public and a great chance to get to meet the artists behind the works and catch up with your fellow craft enthusiasts. 

Fundraising Events

Craft Dinner is Craft Ontario's ever-popular annual-themed fundraiser.  Join us for an evening of fantastic company, delicious local food and drink, great music, and the chance to bring home the best of contemporary craft. Open to the public, tickets on sale in advance or at the door. 

Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Gala

Held every 5 years to align with our major anniversaries to celebrate the craft community's greatest supporters.

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.