For the Love of Craft
A Fine Craft Charity Auction
Janurary 16th - Feburary 15th 2018
A public closing reception will be held at Craft Ontario:
Thursday, February 15th, 5pm-7pm
For viewing the work in person, the auction is currently on exhibition at:
Craft Ontario, 1106 Queen St. West in Toronto.
Acclaimed Canadian Craftspeople are offering their work to help save Craft Ontario, a 41
year-old professional association in support of professional craftspeople. For the Love of
Craft is an online auction organized by friends and volunteers of Craft Ontario, to help
keep the organization afloat. Twenty-one Ontario based, award winning, and highly
accomplished craftspeople have joined the auction making this a rare opportunity for
Craft collectors. Take advantage of this unique opportunity, while supporting Craft
The highly decorated list of makers includes:Beth Alber, Lois Etherington Betteridge, Mimi Cabri, Dorothy Caldwell, Kai Chan, Susan Collett, Peter Fleming, Michael Fortune, Sarah Hall, Steve Heinemann, Stephen Hogbin, Robert Jekyll, Susan Warner Keene, Susan Low Beer, Paul McClure, Matthias Ostermann, Ann Roberts, Karl Schantz, Susan Rankin, Don Stuart, and Judith Tinkl.
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Among them, Eight are honoured recipients of The Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada’s national award for fine craft. The roster also includes Twelve inductees to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Foundation (RCA).
“Craft Ontario was absolutely instrumental to my development and success as a designer and craftsperson, and I am proud to donate a signed piece on behalf of the organization that has nurtured, supported and stimulated me over more than four decades." says Michael Fortune, Furniture Designer and Maker, Craft Ontario Member since 1974.
As a not-for-profit member-driven organization that supports and represents professional craftspeople, Craft Ontario gave many of these artists needed support at the start of their careers. Acclaimed ceramic artist, Steven Heinemann, credits the organization (then the Ontario Crafts Council) for his first solo exhibition in 1982. SusanLow-Beer, sculptural ceramicist, credits the organization as essential in her nomination for the Saidye Bronfman Award in 1999.