Past Mentorship Programs:
2014/15 with LINDA SORMIN
Through objects and site-specific installations, Linda Sormin’s work explores issues of fragility, aggression, mobility and survival. Born in Bangkok, Sormin moved to Canada with her family at the age of five. She has a BA in English Literature and worked in community development for four years in Thailand and Laos. She studied ceramics at Andrews University, Sheridan College’s Craft & Design program (Diploma in Ceramics) and Alfred University (MFA 2003).Sormin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught ceramics for more than 10 years – at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Sheridan College.www.lindasormin.com
To view the catalogue from the 2015 exhibition, click this link: SMALL TRANSGRESSIONS CATALOGUE
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2012/13 with Keith Campbell
Keith Campbell has been a ceramic artist and educator for over 40 years. He has exhibited his work in over 270 exhibitions nationally and internationally winning 51 awards/honors. His works are in numerous collections including the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization. He has conducted over 40 workshops across Canada and the USA. His work appears in sixteen ceramic texts as well as numerous magazines. Keith is Artist in Residence Emeritus at Canadore College. www.keithcampbell.ca
2012/13 Koen Vanderstukken
Koen Vanderstukken is a Belgian-born sculptor and instructor who has been mastering his craft for 26 years. He has participated in more than 150 international exhibitions and received his Masters of Fine Art from Saint-Lucas Visual Arts in Belgium. He has taught workshops and master classes internationally and has held the position of instructor and studio head at both the State Institute of Art and Crafts in Mechelen (Belgium) as well as his current role as professor and studio head at Sheridan College in Oakville.
2012/13 Leta Cormier
Leta Cormier as been making reduction fired stoneware, porcelain, and raku pottery in the Ottawa area for 37 years. She studied pottery in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, England and Japan. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In addition to her studio work, Leta has offered workshops throughout Ontario since 1977 and taught at St. Lawrence College and the Ottawa School of Art. Leta has also consulted on several major exhibitions for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, has been a curator of numerous ceramic and craft exhibitions and has juried exhibitions, grants and service awards.
2011/12 BRUCE COCHRANE
Bruce Cochrane taught ceramics at Sheridan for over 30 years. He was instrumental in developing Sheridan’s reputation as having one of the best Ceramics programmes in Canada. He is himself one of Canada’s pre-eminent ceramic artists. His work is held in many public and private collections around the world. He is sought after as a visiting artist all over North America. His work appears in numerous ceramic publications.
ANGELO di PETTA
Angelo di Petta has been making and exhibiting his ceramic work for over 35 years. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, magazine articles and books on ceramics.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (1972) where he is currently Associate Professor, Angelo has shared his knowledge of ceramics, mouldmaking and design through teaching, lectures and workshops. t www.dipetta.com