Fireworks 2019 Exhibit at Thames Art Gallery

Fireworks 2019

August 30 - October 20, 2019
Opening Reception: August 30, 2019 | 7-9PM

WELCOME to Fireworks2019, a celebratory exhibition of hand crafted works in clay and glass, organized by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association. The talent and creative spirit of FUSION members is highlighted in this exhibition, which showcases diverse and unique works of art.

The tradition of Fireworks Exhibitions began over 40 years ago. Held biennially, the exhibition has come to symbolize the best in contemporary clay and glass FUSION’s members have to offer and is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario for two years. 

Fireworks 2019 stands as a testament to the vitality, originality and inventiveness of today’s practising crafts community – a tribute to those makers who have chosen clay and glass as their mode of self expression, and in some instances, their livelihood. 

Above and beyond the artists represented here, over the years many volunteers have put in long hours to ensure Fireworks exhibitions move from concept to reality. A few key individuals and organizations who have contributed to the success of this travelling exhibition deserve special acknowledgement:

  • Gilda Goodman, for provision of the Henry Goodman Best in Show Award
  • Tucker's Pottery Supplies – Award
  • Pottery Supply House – Award and transport of show
  • Potters’ Guild of Hamilton and Region – Award
  • Craft Ontario – Award
  • Derek Chung – Promotions and Creative
  • FUSION also gratefully acknowledges the assistance the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Fireworks 2019: Queenie Xu Figure Study