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Fusion AwardS PROGRAM 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. 

2022 FUSION Awards and Scholarships

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: $250 - BARB BANFIELD

FUSION Scholarships for Continuing Education:  2 scholarships at $500 each - AMY BELL AND STEFANIE SMITH

FUSION’s Student Awards administered through the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College 

The Awards and Scholarships are juried by a peer assessment committee.

Many thanks to this year's Awards Jury 

  • Brenda Nieves, Chair
  • Donn Zver
  • Bruce Cochrane
  • Judy Donaldson
  • Siobhan Lynch


  • Ontario Arts Endowment Fund
  • Henry Goodman Awards Fund
  • Scarborough Pottery Guild Fund
  • Private and corporate donations
  • Donations through FUSION’s Annual Giving campaign 
  • Proceeds from the Mug Sale and Raffle at FUSION’s Annual Conference

    If you would like to create an award or contribute to an award for 2023, please reach out at fusion@clayandglass.on.ca

    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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