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FUSION Creative Directions (2019 – 2021)

Cultivate is the culmination of FUSION’s Creative Directions program. The purpose of this program is to foster conceptual and technical development for practitioners of ceramics who are at a point in their careers when they are contemplating a change in direction.

Creative Directions has given the participants an opportunity to question their creative process in an accepting and supportive environment. As mentor, I challenged them to do a deep dive into their emotional and personal experiences in order to establish a foundation for work that originates from within themselves and is not overly influenced by current styles and trends.

Each participant took on the challenge and produced intelligent and meaningful work. It must be stressed that the finished work in this exhibition, aptly named Cultivate, is the beginning of the journey, not the end.

Thank you FUSION for allowing me to take these participants on this journey.

Angelo di Petta


To see the works from this exhibition, find out more information on the participant's journeys in this program or to purchase work!

View the Cultivate Catalogue

 Visit the Gardiner Museum Shop 

* While the Gardiner Museum Shop is currently not open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can view the exhibition online, if you click on the links. 

Join us for these events!

Discover the process behind the pieces

  • On Wednesday, June 23 at 1 pm, ceramic artist Barbara Banfield will moderate a panel of current and past participants of FUSION's Creative Directions program, whose work is now on display in the Gardiner Shop. Claire Nicole WaddickAneela Dias-D’Sousa, and Hana Balaban-Pommier will discuss the mentorship process and share their new collections.

  •  July 14 - Artist Talk Part II
    with Danielle Skentos, Jason Schiedel, and Eekta Trienekens as participants
  • Reception
    date still to be determined in July - stay tuned!

    Please click the link below for more information about the panel discussions:

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

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

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