September 1st, 2011
The video link to the CraftTalks: Craft – Shifting Directions II, a panel discussion I participated in is now available on the OCAD University site.
The talk took place on Wednesday March 9th, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the OCAD University Auditorium.Â Three representatives from the craft studios at OCAD U, Sheridan and Harbourfront discussed recent changes in Craft education. Speakers included: Melanie Egan, Head of the Craft Department at Harbourfront Centre; Dorie Millerson, Former Chair of the OCAD U Material Art & Design Program; Koen Vanderstukken, Head of the Glass Studio at Sheridan College; and Jen Anisef (Moderator), creator of Toronto Craft Alert.
CraftTalks are presented in a collaboration between OCAD U’s Material Art & Design Program and the Ontario Craft Council.
Photo: D. Millerson
September 30th, 2010
Check out my cover story in the new issue of Studio: Craft and Design in Canada…
Studio: Craft and Design in Canada Fall/Winter 2010
My article, “Name Dropping: Is craft still a relevant term for new makers?” looks at the place of “craft” in the Material Art & Design program at OCAD University along with current hybrid practices that blur the boundaries of art, craft and design. The article is illustrated with work by 2010 Material Art & DesignÂ graduates Jon Riosa, Ana Coutinho, Elisabeth Heidinga, Homa Esmaili, Setsuko Sanagawa, Jen Kneulman and Shana Anderson.