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The mission of FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association shall be to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, create opportunities and a sense of community involvement, provide continuing educational resources for members and people interested in clay and glass and demonstrate tolerance, caring, and acceptance for all.  

ongoing and upcoming programs at a glance

FUSION MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2022


Published digitally three times a year, FUSION Magazine features the work of emerging and established clay and glass artists, guild profiles, exhibition reviews, maker profiles, studio visits, business articles and more.

The magazine is distributed to members, guilds, artists, collectors, museums, libraries and celebrates the work of contemporary makers in clay and glass.

We strive to recognize diversity, represent regions across the province and feature artists at all stages of their careers.

To read more, please click here. 




CREATIVE DIRECTIONS WORKSHOP


Cone 6 Glaze Workshop with John Britt in Ottawa, Ontario

October 21-23, 2022

Presented in partnership with The Ottawa Guild of Potters at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre, this Creative Directions weekend workshop offers FUSION members the opportunity to learn more about glazing and firing at Cone 6. 

There will be a hands-on glaze workshop and a lecture option.

Spaces are limited and will go online to FUSION members in August.



THE CLAY AND GLASS SHOW @ ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS

November 18-20, 2022

601 Christie St., Toronto

FUSION Party and Awards: Saturday, November 19, 6-9 p.m. 


Featuring an array of clay and glass artists this show celebrates 24 years as a must-visit event to kick off the holiday season! 

This year's juror is Adeline La. Adeline has been the Shop Manager at the Gardiner Museum Shop since 2014. Inspired by her father who took the family on various outings to art shows and fairs across Ontario, Adeline enjoys interacting with artists and discovering the stories behind the art. She works to promote local makers and collaborates on feature projects such as exhibitions and artist talks.

To register, click here 

The early bird rate deadline is September 15.

All submissions are due September 30.

All successful applicants will be notified October 7.

FACES of FUSION


Join FUSION on INSTAGRAM live at noon on Wednesdays for weekly member meets, studio tours and virtual exhibition visits throughout the province.  Can't join us live?  Watch a recent interview with Joon Hee Kim as she talks about her process , inspiration and how her Korean heritage has shaped her work. 

Joon Hee was a presenter at the recent FUSION Conference in May 2022.

Interested in being featured on FACES of FUSION? Connect with us. 



FUSION'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

FUSION will be holding the AGM on September 21 from 7-8 p.m. The meeting will be held over Zoom. All members in good standing are invited to attend. We shall email all members with more details. 


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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CROSS-CULTURAL REFLECTIONS


What an amazing success! It was wonderful to be together again and 'connect'. 

We were thrilled to hear such positive feedback from everyone who attended this year's conference. 

Thank you to all of the artists for donating to the raffle and the mug sale.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

To see photos from the weekend, please click here.



BREAKTHROUGH PLUS EXHIBITION 

May 19 - June 5

PUBLIC OPENING: May 19th, 6-8pm

FUSION’s popular annual exhibition, Breakthrough Plus, exhibits student, emerging and established artists. There were a record number of submissions this year and we are excited to feature the work of 32 FUSION members. 

Submissions were juried by John Gagné, curator and owner of Gagné Contemporary.  

To view the exhibition catalogue, please click here

To learn more and see who is participating in this year's show, click here.


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 

Honouring diversity, equity and inclusion, FUSION’s Awards and Scholarships program encourages applications from people of all cultures and regions across Ontario, racialized communities, abilities, identities and others who may contribute to the further development of ideas through clay and glass.

To see the 2022 recipients, please click here.


Image: Rosemary Aicher was recently awarded a FUSION Design Award from the Waterloo Potters' Workshop for her work, Physical not social distancing please, Cone 6, porcelain, slip trailed, underglaze, 24 cm high x 14 cm wide. Image by the artist.


         


2020-2022 Creative Directions: New Pathways with Lesley McInally

Gaining Ground @ Satellite Project Space in London, Ontario

May 4 - 14, 2022

The show featured work by the Creative Directions artists including Andrea DeKay, Andrea Vuletin, Ann Randeraad, Catharina Goldnau, Catherine Thomas, Chris Snedden, D'Andrea Bowie, Darlene Pratt, Jane Paterak, Judy Morris, Kathleen Verbeek, Naila Rahim and Scott Barnim.

Click here to read Lesley McInally's impression of the recent program and the artists who participated.



ATMOSPHERIC FIRING WORKSHOP SERIES WITH DAN HILL

This workshop series is presented in collaboration with the Deep River Potters' Guild as part of FUSION'S Creative Directions program.

 This workshop series focused on atmospheric firing and surface treatments. Atmospheric changes and the movement of heat and flame within the kiln can have dynamic effects on the ceramic form.  For more information and photos of Dan’s work, visit www.hillpottery.com

This workshop series took place over three weekends:  April 2-3, June 4-5 and June 12, 2022,  10-4 p.m. daily


MAKERS MARKET

Join FUSION'S MAKERS MARKET. Expand your audience and connect with clients now and into the future.

FUSION has created an easy access platform to showcase FUSION members' work. Through this online gallery, we want YOU to be able to connect directly to people in order to SELL your work during this time as shows start back up after being cancelled or postponed.

FUSION will regularly feature work and artists from MAKERS MARKET to increase your exposure and sales opportunities.

To see the work of artists, click here.


FIREWORKS PLUS

We are working on plans for more exhibitions throughout the coming year.  Please stay in touch for more information soon.


FOLLOW FUSION

Follow FUSION on social media and stay up to date on programs, events and FUSION news.

SUPPORT FUSION

Donations to FUSION may qualify for a charitable tax receipt. You can direct your support to areas of interest such as the Awards and Scholarships program which supports new professionals and emerging makers in clay and glass. 

You can donate directly through Canada Helps.





FUSION thanks Tucker's Pottery Supply for their continued support and Sponsorship.

FUSION is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization. © 2022-2023 FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Charitable Registration Number: 122093826 RR0001 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions


FUSION acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. 



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