Food for Thought collaborative project concludes at Sheridan


Cooking in the hotshop. Courtesy: Owen Colborne

Bachelor of Craft and Design and Craft and Design diploma programs held their second collaborative studio project last week at Sheridan. Two years ago, they inaugurated this concept with a project entitled “Shed” where students were tasked to work on multidisciplinary teams to develop a lighting prototype. This year the project was called “Food for Thought.” All five studios—Industrial Design, Textiles, Furniture, Ceramics and Glass— participated in the huge charrette, which ran from January 12th to the 16th, and were tasked with developing a prototype around the theme of food.

The week was jam packed with activities ranging from workshops, to lectures to keynote addresses from leading members of industry. Lauren Baker from the Toronto Food Council led off with a keynote address. Workshops included “Food up Close”, “Paper Making”, “Kitchen Treen” and “Slow Food, Slow Craft” among others. One of the most exciting events of the week included cooking in the Glass Studio which drew the attention of many faculty members and students across campus.

The final exhibition of the week’s work took place Friday afternoon in the Student Marquee, as seen here:

Congratulations to all the students who took part in this unique project, and a big thanks to all of the faculty members who helped make it happen.


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