Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association
is pleased to present the 2012 Annual FUSION Conference
taking place at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
May 25 - 27, 2012
FUSION's Annual Conference provides attendees with an opportunity to witness presentations and work by exceptional artists, share knowledge with other members, network and build the Ontario Clay and Glass community.
This year, the Conference will feature presentations by renowned ceramic artists Deborah Schwartzkopf and Fong Choo.
Deborah Schwartzkopf artistic style evolved in her undergraduate years working as a wheel thrower and handbuilder. Currently she combines aspects of both processes to create complex composite functional forms. Raised in a family of makers, a familiarity with sewing skills from an early age informs her work, which utilizes extensive pattern drafting. She acknowledges the architecture of Frank Ghery and the industrial designs of Eva Zeisel as her influences. Her glaze palette is a combination of matte glazes developed during the year of study in California with colourful shiny glaze accents. She fires porcelain in gas oxidation for purposeful variation of the glaze in a salt kiln.
The internationally recognized teapots of Fong Choo are inspired by the Yixing style dating back to 14th century China. Highly energetic, his wheel-thrown teapot forms sprout like mushrooms on fast forward. His technique is accompanied by verbal quips that amuse and give insight into teapot design. He fabricates his own specialty tools to accomplish his forms.
We also invite you to participate in the innovative Clay and Glass Workshops offered by leading Ontario Ceramic and Glass Artists:
Casting using Recycled Glass with Michelle Prosek
From Powders to Form with Jayne Cornelis
Glass Embellishment with Jamie Gray
Glazing and Decorating with Cone 6 Maiolica with Richard Mund
Imagery on Clay with Chris Hierlihy
Lettering & Decorating with Slips with Beth Turnbull Morrish
Pit Firing with Anne Armstrong
The Fine Line with Andrea Vuletin
Ultimate Pattern Bars and Strip Construction Designs in Kiln-Formed Glass with Jerre Davidson
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