Vol. 10 No. 1
Spring / Summer 2015
2015 is the Year of Craft in Canada and we are celebrating in Studio. This issue teems with celebrations: Adäka in Yukon, 1001 Pots in Quebec, Naked Craft everywhere – craft and design should be paraded through the streets. We join a glass party in Vancouver and revel in the beauty of the earth of Nova Scotia; we take an extended look at Monumental craft and we have a privileged look at a private Picasso collection. We are especially excited to be the first to announce the 2015 Saidye Bronfman Award winner, and to publish new research that reveals something of Canada’s Arts and Crafts’ era heritage (it’s not as rosy as we might like to think). And, all our regular features show the fantastic work being made and celebrated today in Canada. Craft and design are essential to the history of all Canada’s peoples across our land; 2015 is another chance for us to share this with the whole country. Studio relishes the part we play in that continuing celebration…read on to join the party.
Congratulations and announcements
Under the Radar
Spotting lesser known talent
Four makers discuss cultural and creative migration
Review: Elemental Nexus
Gloria Hickey reviews a group show in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Leopold Kowolik reviews 2 recent titles: DIY Citizenship and Ways of Making and Knowing.
From Yellowknife, NT.
Craft Year 2015 and Naked Craft
2015 is a banner year for craft – Heather Read previews some of the events.
Super Hot Extra Cool
Claire Madill looks into what makes a Vancouver glass collective such a draw.
The Unique 1001 Pots
An annual Quebec festival takes craft into the great outdoors – Chantal Auger introduces us.
The Adäka Festival
An annual celebration in Yukon is celebrating its 5th year and Genesee Keevil reports.
Paul McClure: 2015 Bronfman Award Winner
Noel Guyomarc’h celebrates the honest humanity of this important contemporary jeweller, recognized by the Canada Council’s highest honour.
Monumental Craft! Heather Benning, Sandra Sawatzky, Rebecca Belmore
Not humble, some projects stretch the boundaries of possible. We look at three makers who push towards epic.
Rachel Gotlieb visits a private Toronto collection as she discusses the surprises of collecting Picasso.
Known around the world for its qualities, Ray Mackie tells us what makes Lantz clay so special.
The Earthly Paradise
Settlement Houses in Canada
Craft historian Sarah Alford makes surprising discoveries about one part Canadian social action.