Congratulations to Sheridan Alumni Oscar Winners!

Congratulations to Colin Doncaster and Tibor Madjar on their Oscar wins for Technical Achievement! We are equally proud of all the other 31 alumni who worked on eight Oscar-nominated films this year, including: Gravity, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Croods, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Lone Ranger.

Crafts and Design – Ceramics Alumnus Won 2013 TOAE Best of Exhibition

A recent alumnus of Sheridan’s Crafts and Design – Ceramics program, Zimra Beiner, has come out on top of this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), earning the “best of exhibition” title. The inspiration for his award-winning piece came from “obscure sources such as a 9000 year old Pestle from Papua New Guinea, to the most generic furniture found at every Walmart in North America.” He expanded to explain that his interests in the material arts lies in “the overlap between situations which occur in the studio (my reality), the home (everyone’s reality) and the gallery (the reality of art), and I use my own language of line, volume, and composition to make sense of these places and things for which I have both great admiration and skepticism.” I asked Zimra about his practice, and he said that he prefers simple, lo-tech methods – “primarily basic coil and pinch techniques”… Read More

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