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Welcome
Crafting Sustainability Conference
Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15, 2015
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Crafting Sustainability is a two-day conference that brings together makers, researchers, educators, and students to interrogate the pairing of craft and sustainable practice. Co-organized by Craft Ontario and the Material Art and Design Department (MAAD) at OCAD University, the conference offers a platform for assessing the role of craft in fostering new paradigms for production and consumption in the 21st century.

Idea exchange and debate will be framed by questions that address what it means to be a responsible maker in a contemporary context. If sustainability is grounded in the principles of ecological responsibility, social equity, and economic viability, what models exist for craft adopting these principles to advance the health of communities? Do the embodied processes of craft production hold clues for new modes of knowledge and appreciation? Where do the challenges lie in translating craft methodologies to late-capitalist consumer culture?

Crafting Sustainability will be held at OCAD University, located in the Auditorium (190) at 100 McCaul Street, Toronto. Please see Program for dates and times, and Directions for wayfinding.

Generous support for the Crafting Sustainability conference is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Crafting Sustainability is sponsored by Harbourfront Centre, the Sheridan College Craft & Design Program, Haliburton School of The Arts: Fleming College, Charles Street Video, and the OCAD U Office of Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI).

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Steel, spray-paint, 23k Gold, Sterling silver, 8 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm, 2019

Gold für Eisen 04
Steel, Spray-paint, 14k Gold, 2 cm x 2.2 cm x 5 cm, 2018

View from the Pier 01
Steel, Spray-paint, Magnets, Sterling silver, Cotton rope, Steel hardware, 120 cm x 20 cm x 5 cm, 2018

View from the Pier 02
Steel, Spray-paint, Steel hardware, Cotton rope, Sterling silver, 87 cm x 30 cm x 1.5 cm, 2018

View from the Pier 03
Steel, Spray-paint, Steel hardware, Cotton rope, Sterling silver, 87 cm x 30 cm x 1.5 cm, 2018

View from the Pier 04
Steel, Spray-paint, Magnets, Sterling silver, Cotton rope, Steel hardware, 120 cm x 20 cm x 5 cm, 2018

View from the Pier 05
Steel, Spray-paint, Steel hardware, Cotton rope, Sterling silver, 87 cm x 30 cm x 1.5 cm, 2018

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Steel, Spray-paint, Sterling silver, Magnets, Cotton rope, 40 cm x 19 cm x 1 cm, 2019

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Steel, Spray-paint, Sterling silver, Magnets, Cotton rope, 40 cm x 19 cm x 1 cm, 2019

Untitled 02
Steel, Spray-paint, Sterling silver, Magnets, Cotton rope, 35 cm x 20 cm x 1 cm, 2019


We're Growing Apart
Blown and cold-worked glass, 84 x 55 x 35 cm


You've Changed
Blown and cold-worked glass, 96.5 x 76 x 28 cm


Combined Effort
Blown and cold-worked glass, 78 x 64 x 43 cm


Absent Minded
Blown and cold-worked glass, 96 x 76 x 28 cm


Tied Down
Blown and cold-worked glass, 68 x 64 x 35 cm


Dependent
Blown and cold-worked glass, wood 35 x 31 x 15 cm


Sculptural Object #2
Blown and cold-worked glass, wood, 38 x 27 x 16 cm


Sculptural Object #3
Blown and cold-worked glass, wood, 36 x 28 x 21 cm


Sculptural Object #5
Kiln-formed and cold-worked glass, 29 x 27 x 18 cm


Support
Blown and cold-worked glass, 24 x 32 x 12 cm


Aqua Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Steel Blue Saw Carved Ring Dish
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 10 x 10 x 7, 2018


Grey Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Ruby Red Saw Carved Peak Vessel
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 15 x 15 x 22, 2018


Lagoon Green Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Matte Bottom Cone Pitcher
Blown and Sandblasted glass, 25 x 14 x 14, 2019


Matte Bottom Cone Soap Pump
Blown and Sandblasted glass, cork stopper, 16.5 x 10 x 10, 2019


Matte Bottom Bowl
Blown and Sandblasted Glass, 16 x 16 x 11, 2019


Sphere Decanter
Blown Glass, 22 x 13 x 13, 2019


Two Tone Lidded Vessel
Blown Glass, 25 x 15 x 15, 2019


Aqua Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Steel Blue Saw Carved Ring Dish
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 10 x 10 x 7, 2018


Grey Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Ruby Red Saw Carved Peak Vessel
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 15 x 15 x 22, 2018


Lagoon Green Saw Carved Orb
Blown, Saw Carved and Sandblasted Glass, 20 x 20 x 20, 2019


Matte Bottom Cone Pitcher
Blown and Sandblasted glass, 25 x 14 x 14, 2019


Matte Bottom Cone Soap Pump
Blown and Sandblasted glass, cork stopper, 16.5 x 10 x 10, 2019


Matte Bottom Bowl
Blown and Sandblasted Glass, 16 x 16 x 11, 2019


Sphere Decanter
Blown Glass, 22 x 13 x 13, 2019


Two Tone Lidded Vessel
Blown Glass, 25 x 15 x 15, 2019


Tandem (Shane and Paul)
raw edged applique, reclaimed textiles, thread, industrial felt, 275 x 214, 2019


Luna and Maya(w/ Ollie)
raw edged applique, reclaimed textiles, thread, industrial felt, 228 x 101, 2019


Rae Barnett
raw edged applique, reclaimed textiles, thread, industrial felt, 162 x 106, 2018


Maia DeGraff
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 81 x 127, 2018


Grace Moran
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 111 x 86, 2018


George Qua-Enoo
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 86 x 101, 2018


Denise Lisson
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 106 x 101, 2018


Yuki's kids
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 137 x 137, 2018


Bryna Flowers
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 83 x 99, 2018


Martin Verrall
Raw edged Applique w reclaimed textiles, thread, 71 x 106, 2017

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.