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OGP Exhibition Winners 2014

Thanks to Bruce Cochrane for selecting the pieces for this years Exhibition and the Award Winners. His comments on each piece are included with the images.

 

 

 

Best In Show: Jocelyn Jenkins

This well thrown decorative plate with a confident and engaging surface treatment stood out amongst the work as I approached the table of entries. A rich and sensitive use of colour with thoughtful composition makes this work clearly worthy of this award.

 

 

 

Juror's Award: Rosemary Swan

Great control of the raku process. Use of bold graphics supporting a monumental form give this object a strong individual presence.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Of Expression: Klara Bruehlmann

This precarious stack of birds (which is actually quite stable due to a brilliant support system) is expressive and humorous  in its totemic unity as well as the individual expression on each piece. Appropriate use of colour contributes to an expressive and animated gesture.

 

 

 

 

Best For Use: Jen Drysdale

A well balanced teapot with all appendages in perfect harmony with the body. Comfortable in the hand and no doubt a joy to pour from.

 

 

 

 

Best Decorated: Lucie Rossignol

Nicely thrown bowl with delicate brushwork, well considered in its placement and beautifully framed by thin green lines. Utility combined with wonderful visual interest.

 

 

 

Craft Ontario Award: Kim Lulashnyk

The seated figure shows a great deal of technical finesse in its structure and composition. Revealing the clay surface and the sensitive textural treatment contributes to its animated qualities. The figure is poised  to jump out of the chair at any moment and start dancing.

 

 

Fusion Award: Michelle MacDonald

This pitcher set  with its bright red interior and subtle exterior glaze cries out for useage. This is not something to be left in the cupboard but used to celebrate a special occasion and left out to server as a decorative object when not in use.

 

 

Honourable Mention: Lynn Murphy

Intricately decorated from top to bottom this vessel reveals a degree of risk taking and surface exploration which in itself deserves recognition. Here lies the foundation for great things to come.

Apr 23, 2014 10:46 PM

EXHIBITION 2014 AWARD SPONSORS

Apr 09, 2014 11:08 PM

A Thank you from the Ottawa Food Bank for Great Bowls of Fire

A Thank you from the Ottawa Food Bank  for Great Bowls of Fire

Handing the cheque to the Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank offers thanks to all the volunteers for the record nearly $19,475. that was raised at Great Bowls of Fire this year. "A wonderful relationship through Great Bowls of Fire." You can link their website too.

Apr 09, 2014 08:10 PM

OGP Spring Sale 2014

Mar 13, 2014 01:25 AM

Spring Sale - Charity

Helping With Furniture

Our sale charity this spring is Helping With Furniture", a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in need. In particular, they focus on newcomers to Canada who are living in the Ottawa area.

The following is a little bit more on this wonderful organization. We hope you will look for the charity table and for specially marked pots designated towards HWF. 100% of the proceeds of the sale of those pots will go directly to HWF. Look for the green tags, like the one above!

Helping with Furniture

Since 2005 we have helped more than 850 families and currently have more on a waiting list. Most of our families come to us through referrals from social agencies. They have often fled from conflict and life-threatening situations and arrive in Canada with little more than hope to sustain them. Those who can find housing often spend months with little or no furniture.

Volunteers are always needed to do everything from delivering furniture with our Wednesday night moving crew to helping with the many tasks in preparing for our weekly moves and supporting our operations.

HWF is a registered charity, not affiliated with any religious or political group. We have no paid staff or offices. All cash donations go to cover expenses (gas, storage costs, insurance, etc.) We issue tax receipts for donations of $10 or more."



See you at the sale!

Mar 10, 2014 11:55 PM

Anne Chambers Workshop

The members of The Ottawa Guild of Potters are invited to a workshop with Anne Chambers exploring Thrown & Altered Forms at the Almonte Potters Guild.

On Sunday, April 6th Anne Chambers will demonstrate throwing and altering techniques with attention to form, proportion, and detail. She will show how and when to manipulate and alter the clay.

PLACE:  Almonte Potters Guild, 95 Bridge St, Almonte

TIME:  Sunday, April 6th (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Please bring your lunch

COST:  $75

Registration:  forward your cheque payable to Almonte Potters Guild, Box 1827, Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0

Deadline:  March 28, 2014

Information:  Please contact Rona Bloomfield at rhona@ncf.ca or 613-256-2734

Anne Chambers is a well known local potter who has participated in many juried shows and exhibitions over the years and has won numerous awards including Best in Show from The Ottawa Guild of Potters.  For more information, visit her website at www.annechambers.ca

Mar 09, 2014 03:55 PM

Welcome Side Door Restaurant to Great Bowls

Side Door Restaurant is offering a welcome new taste to our Great Bowls soup lineup.  Their recipe is Coconut Laksa with soft tofu, shitake mushroom and lime.

Tickets can be obtained at the door of the Glebe Community Centre at 5pm, March 8th.  See you soon! ( And check out the items on auction below.)

Mar 07, 2014 01:43 AM

Unique artisan jewelry

Unique artisan jewelry

Maja Maricic's Jewelry Magic

Earrings and necklace are the eye catching ceramic pieces offered by Maja Paunovic Maricic for the benefit of the Ottawa Food Bank at the Great Bowls of Fire auction on March 8th. The unique jewelry will enhance your personal look.

Check the other postings for other auction offerings and details about this great event. Reserve your tickets by calling 613-792-3721.

Mar 06, 2014 12:56 AM

GBOF Encan, encore

GBOF Encan, encore

Alenka Paquet's square shaped vase

Alenka Paquet has offered another vase for Great Bowls auction. Can you imagine your first spring flowers popping out of this 11 inch tall  hand-built piece?

Feb 26, 2014 02:50 PM