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Nathan Clarke

Nathan’s personal work has shifted focus from predominantly functionalist to an approach that sees him creating works purely for the joy of form exploration. Throughout this shift, Nathan has maintained his unwavering respect for finely crafted objects.


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Spring into Craft!

Spring into Craft is a spring online auction featuring contemporary craft. Participating artists receive 50% of each sale, with the remaining proceeds used to support Craft Ontario programming.

Jump in and place your bid in support of craft today!

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Help Craft Ontario reach our year-end $35,000 campaign target

Thanks to community support over the course of a tumultuous 2020, we have been able to navigate the impact of COVID -19, and build up Craft Ontario throughout the year with a strong committed staff, board and volunteer team. We continued to deliver on our Strategic Plan to focus our role to champion craft by supporting and promoting craft artists and their work through the strategic goals of collaboration, cultivation and connection.

We also increased our exhibition, presentation and workshop programming, offered members new opportunities through curated retail features, hosted a successful Symposium in partnership with Harbourfront, deliver our best fundraising event yet, and welcomed both new members and staff to our community.

We hope that you will join us this year with a donation as a demonstration of your belief in the impact that Craft Ontario makes as a vital connection point. Your donation will enable Craft Ontario to further grow exhibition and professional development programming; increase our ability to celebrate and discover craft through features, publications and promotion; and create opportunities to support and grow professionalism in the craft sector – to champion craft!

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All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt: Craft Ontario is a Registered Charitable Organization, 118878511RR0001

Why support Craft Ontario?

Because you can help us do what we do best:

  • Promote the work of Ontario craftspeople through our Gallery and retail venue, Craft Ontario Shop, which has been in operation since 1931. With tens of thousands of people walking through our doors every year, we have been instrumental to the success of hundreds of craft artists.
  • Serve 1,300 diverse craft artists and supporters by delivering programs and services to keep the craft community growing.
  • Celebrate excellence through the annual Craft Awards program.
  • Provide a national forum for dialogue about craft through Studio Magazine

We are passionate about championing craft, and welcome you to join us!

How Can You Help?

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  • We want to work with you! If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch
  • Do you have expertise in fundraising, retail, marketing or publishing? Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Can you connect us? Please put us in touch with experts and donors who want the opportunity to give back to the community. 
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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.