After PAF 2016

PAF July 2016 wrap up.
Many people visited despite the sweltering weather, and time of enjoyment meeting both great artists and their works. During this year’s fair, I introduced bronze and aluminum pieces. Though metal casting requires great exertion and time, my time at the fair was valuable and fulfilling because the pieces were introduced to people. Thank you.



CRAFT AWARDS celebrate and recognize excellence, and since 1981 the program has supported over 500 emerging to established craft professionals in all disciplines. We invite you to take a closer look at the outstanding work of the 2016 Craft Awards recipients below, as well as find out more about their perspectives and processes.

The Craft Awards program is made possible through the generous support of the following donors and contributors: The RBC Foundation, the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., Lacy and Co. Ltd, and the Copeland, Walker, Gregor, Yung, McPherson and Robertson families.


What’s On Now

40th Anniversary Craft Awards Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: July 26 to August 19, 2016;
Closing Reception: Thursday August 18, 6 to 8 pm

Every year, Craft Ontario recognizes the very best in contemporary craft through the Craft Awards program. Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. As part of Craft Ontario’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, and through the generous support of the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, this year’s award recipients will have their work on display as part of a special exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery: Pamela Allen, Amanda McCavour, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay, Andrée Chénier, Naomi Clement, Lisa Creskey, Stephen Dalrymple, Jerre Davidson, Reid Ferguson, Suendrini Goonesekera, Clayton Haigh, Joon Hee Kim, Jing Huang, Heidi McKenzie, Lindsay Stead, Jessica Steinhauser, Nurielle Stern and Jake Whillans.

A message from Foundry in the Chelsea 3D workshops

I received an email from Craft Ontario recently notifying me that I was awarded with Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award from Craft Ontario Council. And I will be part of Craft Ontario commemorating their 40th anniversary Exhibition.
While I cannot personally attend the show because I am currently residing in London preparing for the degree show, but my very first bronze piece created in London, “I will follow him (2016)” will be exhibited at the show.

40th Anniversary Craft Awards Exhibition
July 26 to August 19, 2016

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
Macdonald Block
Toronto, ON, Canada, M7A 1C2

 Here at Foundry of Chelsea College of Art, the technician John and fellow Nicole who has provided guidance for me has congratulated me after hearing the news about the award. I also took photos with them after patination and finishing process prior to shipping to Canada. I want to give my thanks to my loving family and friends, colleagues, and Craft Ontario who has given me this precious award and an opportunity for exhibition.

Parallax Art Fair July 2016

Briefly after I arrived in London, I received a mail from Tom Moore who is a manager at Parallax Art Fair London. He had seen my work through Craft Ontario’s homepage and Instagram, and that he is interested in my work and made an offer for me to participate at the PAF 2016 in July. I thought that it would be a good opportunity for my work to be introduced, get new feedbacks, and meet various artists from Europe. Most of all, it would be a new experience at an unfamiliar place where there will be new inspirations, and I decided to participate and started preparing for the fair. 

Parallax Art Fair July 2016
Chelsea Town Hall, SW3 5EE
Friday 22nd July, 7pm-10pm Private View
Saturday 23rd July, 11am-5pm
Sunday 24th July, 11am-5pm


I want to give my special thanks to Craft Ontario. I was encouraged through various awards, and nourished to mature into an artist outside of school. Also, my work was exposed and received publicity through Craft Ontario’s media channels, and thank you for opening doors for other potentials.