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Denis Longchamps and Katrina Chaytor – Jurors

Welcome to Fireworks 2019, a celebratory exhibition of hand crafted works in clay and glass, organized by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. The talent and creative spirit of FUSION members is highlighted in this exhibition, which showcases diverse and unique works of art.

The tradition of Fireworks Exhibitions started almost 40 years ago. Held biennially, the call for entry invites participation from across Ontario and beyond. Fireworks has come to symbolize the best in contemporary clay and glass FUSION’s members have to offer and is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario for two years.

Fireworks 2019 stands as a testament to the vitality, originality and inventiveness of today's practicing crafts community - a tribute to those makers who have chosen clay and glass as their mode of self expression, and in some instances, their livelihood.

Above and beyond the artists represented here, over the years many volunteers have put in long hours to ensure Fireworks exhibitions move from concept to reality.  A few key individuals and organizations who have contributed to the success of this traveling exhibition deserve special acknowledgement:

  •         Gilda Goodman, for provision of the Henry Goodman Best in Show Award
  •         Tucker’s Pottery Supplies – Award
  •         Pottery Supply House – Award and transport of show
  •         Potter’s Guild of Hamilton and Region – Award
  •         Craft Ontario – Award
  •         Denis Longchamps and Katrina Chaytor – Jurors
  •         Derek Chung – Promotions and Creative
FUSION also gratefully acknowledges the assistance the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.


  Earls Court Gallery Hamilton
May 4 - June 6, 2019

 Thames Gallery Chatham
Aug 30 - Oct 20, 2019

 Rails End Gallery Haliburton
Sept 21 - Nov 14, 2020

Participating artists:

Ann Allen, Hana Balaban-Pommier, Judy Blake, Jean-Francois Boivin, Gayle Buzzi, Keith Campbell, Anne Chambers, Paula Cooley, Alix Davis, Judy Donaldson, Teresa Dunlop, Reid Ferguson, Mark Flink, Jane Garcia, Catharina Goldnau, Carol Grant, Kim Harcourt Roman, Eleanor Hendriks, Steve Irvine, Amy Klinkhamer, Liliann Lozanovski, Louise McCann, Alexandra McCurdy, Marney McDiarmid, Lesley McInally, Brenda Nieves, Cynthia O'Brien, Maja Padrov, David Paolini, Frieda Pereira, Karla Rivera, Debra Sloan, Denise Smith, Chris Snedden, Joe Speck, Catherine Thomas, Chiho Tokita, Layne Verbeek, Andrea Vuletin, Mary Louise White, Carol Wong, Queenie Xu

*Bookings are now being accepted and confirmed in galleries for the Fireworks 2019 touring exhibition from September 2019 to April 2021. If you would like more information on how your gallery might host this dynamic exhibition featuring award-winning contemporary clay and glass, please contact us for more info. Please contact us at: mailto:fusion@clayandglass.on.ca

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FUSION gratefully acknowledges our sponsors of Fireworks:

FUSION is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization. © 2020-21 FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Charitable Registration Number: 122093826 RR0001 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions

FUSION gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 

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