Linda Sormin To Lead FUSION Mentorship Program

FUSIONMentorship2014Sormin FUSION is proud to announce its next Mentorship Program in the Toronto Region, commencing September 2014. The program will culminate in an exhibition at the Ontario Craft Gallery Fall 2015. Linda Sormin will be the mentor. Through objects and site- specific installations, Linda Sormin’s work explores issues of fragility, aggression, mobility and survival. Born in Bangkok, Sormin moved to Canada with her family at the age of five. She has a BA in English Literature and worked in community development for four years in Thailand and Laos. She studied ceramics at Andrews University, Sheridan College’s Craft & Design program (Diploma in Ceramics) and Alfred University (MFA 2003). Sormin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Jane Hartsook Gallery (New York, NY), the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (Bergen, Norway), Denver Art Museum (Denver, USA), gl Holtegaard (Denmark), Vallauris (France) and Middlesbrough (UK)…. Read More

Intimate/Immediate Ceramics Exhibit Opening

Intimate/Immediate ceramics exhibit opened in the Sheridan Gallery to much interest and support from faculty and students, who spent the lunch hour marveling at the extensive range of ceramic art on display. Linda explained the exhibition as follows: “In this time of extraordinary speed and mass intimacy, potters, ceramic artists and designers offer to tell their stories slowly and by hand.The close attention that we pay to materials and to the elements keep us grounded in the natural world. We move fluidly, deftly between the earth and high technology.  A rush of flame is echoed by sparks of instant virtual connection.  This year’s exhibition expresses the vitality of making things in a contemporary, global context.  The work reaches out, like a text or a tweet, hopeful for human interaction.  Any doubts feel as light as air.” Among the more unique projects on display was a video projected onto four curved slip porcelain hangings by Hana… Read More