AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
FUSION AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS 2022
Honouring diversity, equity and inclusion, FUSION’s Awards and Scholarships program encourages applications from people of all cultures, regions across Ontario, racialized communities, abilities and diverse identities. The Awards program is a benefit of FUSION membership. Scholarships are open to all clay and glass artists.
This year, FUSION launched new awards to recognize Indigenous clay and glass artists as well as Arts Educators and Administrators who contribute to the clay and glass community through teaching and arts management.
This year also marks the first time an award to honour the life of Mary Lou Gilchrist was presented to celebrate her commitment to clay and glass and her support of craft as a long-time volunteer and collector.
The Awards and Scholarships are juried by a peer assessment committee. Many thanks to the 2022 Awards jury:
Brenda Nieves, Chair
FUSION supports students at Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program
FUSION Technical Achievement: Sydni Weatherson (glass) and Emma Kip (ceramics)
FUSION Community Involvement Award: Heather Phillips (glass) and Mads Christianson-Walker (ceramics)
FUSION Award of Merit: Zeer Liu (glass) and Yue Brook Xing (ceramics)
2022 Craft Ontario recipient of the FUSION Award: Kim Ross
Provided to guilds and associations that are FUSION members, Design Awards are offered to their members for work entered into their adjudicated exhibitions to encourage excellence. The award consists of an Awards Certificate, admission to the FUSION Conference and a one-year FUSION membership. To submit an application, please complete this online form.
Rosemary Aicher, Waterloo Potters' Workshop
Monica Rosenthal, Ottawa Guild of Potters
Brenda Nieves, Toronto Potters
2022 FUSION Awards and Scholarship Recipients
The Mary Lou Gilchrist Award for Clay and Glass Artists:
$2000 JANE GARCIA
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass New Generation Artists:
$1000 -$500 to SAMI TSANG and $500 to ZIHAO XIONG
FUSION Award for Clay or Glass Artists:
$1000 - HEIDI MCKENZIE
FUSION Award for Arts Educators and Administrators:
$500 - PAUL STEWART
FUSION Volunteer of the Year Award:
FUSION Scholarships for Continuing Education:
$500 each AMY BELL AND STEFANIE SMITH