Come Celebrate Craft Year 2007

    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - What better way to celebrate Craft Year 2007 than
by shopping for beautiful, handmade objects directly from the makers! The
Pottery + Glass Show features the work of 85 of the finest clay and glass
artists - potters, ceramic artists, and makers of beautiful hand blown and
fused glass vessels and jewelry. It is the largest show of its kind in
Ontario. The Pottery + Glass Show runs from October 10th to 13th in the
Barbara Frum Atrium of the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. West in
Toronto. Admission is free.
    Participating craftspeople range from internationally recognized leaders
in the field such as Bruce Cochrane, Head of the Ceramics Studio at Sheridan
Institute in Oakville, who will participate in the show for the first time
this year, to emerging clay and glass artists, many of whom have been mentored
by Cochrane. Whether you are looking for a special gift, doing some early
holiday shopping, choosing a beautiful object for your home, or a stunning
piece of handmade jewelry for yourself, you will find an outstanding selection
of fine craft at The Pottery + Glass Show.
    Independent jurors have carefully selected participants for the
originality and quality of their work. To keep the show fresh, we are
featuring the most recent work from long-time favourites, as well as the
finely crafted work of over 30 artists who are new to the show this year. The
Pottery + Glass Show has a reputation for presenting some of the best
decorative and functional clay and glass in Canada.
    Craft Year 2007 is a nation-wide celebration of professional Canadian
craft. This yearlong festival of events explores Canada's craft culture in all
its diversity and creativity. Exhibitions, shows, seminars, publications and
other ventures have all been planned to enchant, engage and educate Canadians
about craft practice as a unique cultural activity. The Pottery + Glass Show
is part of this celebration.
    In reflecting on the place of fine craft in today's society, Bruce
Cochrane reminds us that handmade objects "have served humanity for thousands
of years. They embody elements of history, personal experience, memory and
familiarity. This information, combined with fine craftsmanship and utility,
can refresh our senses and serve as one form of relief from our fast paced
technological society."
    The Pottery + Glass Show is presented by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and
Glass Association. FUSION is a not-for-profit, charitable organization
dedicated to makers and collectors of handmade works in clay and glass. FUSION
is also the voice of the clay and glass community to government and business.
The Pottery + Glass Show features the finest work of selected FUSION members.
    The Pottery + Glass Show is open Wednesday, October 10th from noon to
9pm, Thursday and Friday October 11th and 12th from 9am to 9pm, and Saturday,
October 13th from 9am to 6pm. The show is wheelchair accessible and admission
is free. For information, call 416-438-8946, or visit our website

For further information:

For further information: high-resolution images, or to arrange an
interview, contact: Iris Dorton, Show Coordinator for FUSION: The Ontario Clay
and Glass Association, Phone (705) 743-0330, Email:

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