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Discover an exhibition of new work in our lobby by members of Inspirations Studio, a unique low-barrier ceramics program in Toronto for women and gender diverse people who have experienced marginalization.
Our Joy of Ceramics fundraiser returns on October 27, featuring a presentation by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator at the McMichael Gallery, who will talk about a work by Shary Boyle, including its many meanings and her decision to donate it. This event sells out every year!
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A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewelry. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewelry artist, Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture.
The exhibition presents 140 works and features the work of twenty cutting-edge jewelry artists, including creations by such notables as Peter Hoogeboom (The Netherlands), Ted Noten (The Netherlands), Gésine Hackenberg (Germany), Marie Pendariès (Spain), and Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan). While some make reference to traditional jewelry in materials and symbolism, others altogether redefine it in substance, form, and matter.
Exhibition Programs & Events
Thursday May 16, Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 – 8 pm
A Bit of Clay on the Skin, From Egyptian Craftsmen to European Artists
$25 General; $20 Members
This Exhibition is part of the Toronto International Jewellery Festival in conjunction with the Meta-Mosaic, the 2013 SNAG Conference.
Header: Marie Pendariès, La dot, 2008 (detail), installation, photography, 28 porcelain pieces, © Marie Pendariès
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