Craft Awards

Zimra Beiner
2014 AWARD: The Pottery Supply House Clay or Glass Supply Grant

Originally from Toronto, Zimra Beiner studied Ceramics at Sheridan College’s Craft and Design program in Oakville, Ontario in 2008 and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax graduating in 2009. He received an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2012. He has taught at Bowling Green State University and is currently a full-time Instructor in Ceramics at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His work is in the collections of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art (Gloryhole Collection), Alfred, New York and the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Zimra Beiner’s work combines the idea of the functional with the purely formal. His sense of composition and spatial consideration echoes earlier modernist approaches. Yet, his take is a contemporary one, a delimitation of a dream-like space of representation embodying re-contextualised everyday objects.



Grey Alphabet
Stoneware, Sandblasted Glaze

Standing Still
Stoneware, Glaze, Plywood, Paper Mache, Paint

Domestic Still
Stoneware, Glaze, Plywood, Papier-Mache, Paint

Constructing Comfort
Stoneware, Glaze, Papier-Mache, Paint

White Still
Stoneware, Glaze, Plywood, Papier-Mache, Paint

Object on Plant Stand
Stoneware, Glaze, Plywood, Foam

Stoneware, Glaze, Plywood, Paint, Wet Clay, Books

Spools on Side Table
Earthenware, Glaze, Foam

Mortar and Pestle
Earthenware, Glaze, Foam

Dull Mantle
Earthenware, Glaze, MDF, Dowels

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