Biennial 2018


Reflective Works

The Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region’s 2018 Biennial Exhibition, Reflective Works, will take place March 2nd to April 1st at the Carnegie Gallery. Our jurors are Janna Hiemstra and Laura Kukkee.


Take In: Sunday, February 25, noon to 4:00 pm – the only time to drop off work. Please bring completed entry form and fee.

Jurors’ Comments: Monday, February 26th, 7:00 pm. Entries not accepted are to be taken home that evening.

Opening Reception and Award Presentation: Friday, March 2, 7:00 pm to

9:30 pm.

Closes: Sunday, April 1. Pick up unsold work Tuesday, April 3, noon to 5 pm.


Guild & Sponsor Awards

Anne Sneath Best in Show: $1000

Award of Merit: $600

Honourable Mention: $500

Memorial Award: $400

Supply Award (PSH): $300 Gift certificate

Supply Award (Tucker’s): $300 Gift certificate

Craft Ontario Design Award: 1 year Professional membership and website image placement

Fusion Design Award: 1year Membership and  free admission to the Fusion conference

Carnegie Gallery Award: Opportunity to host a solo exhibition at the Carnegie


The Jurors

Janna Hiemstra  Janna has been with Craft Ontario since 2007, and in 2009 graduated with a degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She has held the position of Curator and Director of Programming since 2014. With a background in philosophy and cultural theory, as well as two years of

working as a ceramic studio assistant, she works to guide Craft Ontario’s four core areas of focus to address member needs, educate the public regarding contemporary craft practice, and advocate for the craft community. Balancing member professional development with public engagement, she currently has the lead role in directing organization growth and programming. Janna taught craft history courses for Sheridan College’s Craft & Design Program (2011 – 2013), and served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts (2013 – 2017).


 Laura Kukkee

Laura Kukkee is originally from Toronto. She is an alumnus of Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design (1999)   and the artist-in-residence program at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto (1999 – 2002). She earned her Masters of   Fine Art from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2004. Immediately after graduating with her MFA from Kent in   2004, Laura was offered the position of head of the Ceramics program in the Department of Art at Northwest   Missouri State University in Maryville, MO, located two hours north of Kansas City, MO. She stayed in Missouri from   2004 – 2013, teaching, participating in numerous exhibitions, both solo and group and earned many awards over the   years. Laura is currently Professor and Head of the Ceramics Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.