Teaching Materials

Sheridan College Craft & Design Faculty Exhibition

September 8 – October 7, 2017


Craft Ontario Gallery
1106 Queen St. W., Toronto

Teaching Materials

Sheridan College Craft & Design Faculty Exhibition

SEPTEMBER 8th - OCTOBER 7th 2017

Closing Reception:
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 9 pm

Craft Ontario Gallery

1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Taking place as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design Program, Teaching Materials brings together the work of many of the program’s highly accomplished Faculty and Technologists. The knowledge and skills they share inspire new generations of craftspeople and help shape the craft and design landscape in Canada. The old adage “those that can’t do, teach” simply doesn’t apply here. The exhibition acknowledges Sheridan’s Craft & Design faculty in their valuable roles as teachers, mentors, and leaders in education, while also sharing their phenomenal skill as makers and designers. Teaching Materials includes work by:

Elaine Brodie

Owen Colborne

Jess Riva Cooper 

Rob Diemert

Marc Egan

Peter Fleming

Lee Fletcher

Jin Won Han

Kate Jackson

Laura Kukkee

Scot Laughton

Sally McCubbin 

Rachel Miller

Meghan Price

Katrina Tompkins
Saskia Wassing

In 1967, a new wave of commitment to Craft and Design found its Ontario home in a program created with the founding of Sheridan College. In the first flyer sent out to prospective students, the program offered “professional competence, creative growth, and intellectual and cultural enrichment”. Now, 50 years into the program, Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program is celebrating and taking stock. The original courses sought to “stimulate creative imagination and technical invention”, and the results today are shown in the careers of the program’s alumni, which include some of Canada’s most well-known and respected professionals in the field of Craft and Design. 

That same 1967 brochure, in describing some of the courses, spoke of “understanding ourselves and the tensions of our times”. In 2017 we look to the future of Sheridan’s new degree program, and to the commitment of Craft and Design students in the better making of our world.

In 2017/18, with a series of exhibitions in Southern Ontario, Sheridan will reflect on the alumni who have progressed from Oakville and the original Lorne Park campus in Mississauga. From recent graduates to some of the celebrated names in Canadian making, Sheridan will use this anniversary – embedded in the 50th anniversary of Ontario Community Colleges – to reflect on the professional and creative aspirations that brought the program into being fifty years ago. Continue the celebration by visiting the Living Arts Centre to see additional work by faculty and alumni:


Living Arts Centre

4141 Living Arts Dr,
Mississauga, ON
L5B 4B8

September 12-October 29th.

Opening reception: September 23rd 1:00-3:00pm


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.