Visiting Artist: Jennifer Maramba

Join us for an artist talk with Jennifer Maramba on Tuesday, October 28 at 11:15am.  It will take place in the Textile Studio Room AA04.

Jennifer will present contemporary T’nalak textiles. Through both images and video she will show the process of the T’nalak, the sacred cloth of the T’boli peoples.

In addition to traditional and contemporary T’nalak textiles, Jennifer will also present dyed abaca fibre samples, Loom of Buwat (Barbara Fanuy Kibed), and Ye Kemu – a textile created by Barbara Fanuy Kibed.


Jennifer Maramba is an Arts Educator in Philippines Indigenous Traditions. She is also a multi- disciplinary artist. Jennifer is a member of the Kapwa Collective, a group of Filipino Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers who work towards bridging narratives between the Indigenous and the Diasporic, and the Filipino and Canadian. The Kapwa Collective facilitates links among academic, artistic, activist, and other communities in Toronto.


To see more of Jennifer Maramba’s work:

The T’boli people are indigenous to the southern regions of the Philippines in Lake Sebu of South Cotabato.

T’nalak are patterns dreamed through the process of dream weaving. They are passed down from the designer and/or weaver’s ancestors or through Fu Dalu, the spirit of the abaca plant.

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Studio Time: Open House & graduation exhibition

the semester is over but theres still a lot going on, join us for this coming weeks at the following events,

Arts Open House & Craft Sale

Demonstrations, displays and studio tours.

Saturday April 26th, 10 am to 4pm

1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON

Come to see demonstrations, student works on display and learn about the different programs that  Sheridan offers.

We will also have a crafts sale on premises, purchase unique art and craft pieces from students and grads.

free admission and parking.




Sheridan Craft & Design Graduate Exhibition

May 1-­‐ May 12 , 2014

MakeWorks 1139 College St

Toronto Sheridan’s Craft and Design program is at the forefront of Canadian craft instruction. During three years of intensive studies, the ceramics, glass, furniture, and textiles students study in world-class studios from faculty that are critically acclaimed in Canada and internationally. The emphasis of the program is not only on developing superb design and technical skills, but also on learning to reflect on the role of makers in a contemporary context. The graduating exhibition Creo is the culmination of three years of exploration of concepts and techniques leading to the production of objects that can both challenge and inspire. The inquisitive and imaginative minds of the students created functional, decorative, sculptural and conceptual pieces that attest to their thorough understanding of materials and showcase their abilities as innovators highlighting their potential as future leaders in the craft field. Creo means “to create” or “make grow”. Mentorship, peer support and shared studio practice have provided an unparalleled opportunity for growth and creativity. These emerging craftspeople and designers have learned that an artist’s journey is never predictable, that surprises can inspire, collaboration can exhilarate. Sheridan graduates in ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles would like to take this opportunity to share their best with you.

Please join us for The opening reception on Thursday May 1st, 7-10 pm

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Opportunities: fibreQUARTERLY call for submissions

Joe Lewis from Fiber Quarterly, is looking to publish a 750 word profile and 6 images from Canadian students who are finishing a course of study in a fibre / textile focused program or have used these materials and processes to produce their thesis work in an Arts program that does not offer classes in them. Diploma or degree program BA, MFA and PhD.  This would be a great opportunity for you promote your work and to connect with the broader textiles community.

Details below:

Joe Lewis is providing the space but not the editorial support. His guidelines below are as follows:

  • “Do not write about yourself in the third person (this is not a press release)
  • Label your jpeg of your work in the following way: “Number_your_name_name_of_work_date”
  • On your corresponding Image list please provide a breakdown of materials and process / or processes used.
  • Submission can be made in the language of the program English or French if you want to provide a translation that will also be published.
  • [For English speakers: be aware the respect for and appreciation of textile and fibre work: the province of Quebec is both different and greater then the rest of Canada and I say this from first hand experience, so you might want to take that into consideration]”
Deadlines to meet:

Intent to participate: April 30th

Confirmation of Class editor if some one has made to offer: May 15th

Deadline for copy and images: June 1st.

Send enquirers or submissions marked “Class of 2014” to fibre_quarterly@
Please contact Joe directly if you have any questions here.

Visiting Artist: Jeremy Noonan (new date)

This next Monday 17th join us from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm at the Textile studio for an artist talk with Jeremy Noonan.

Jeremy is the current associate professor & section head of fiber design at the college of creative studies in Detroit as well as a design consultant for textiles and materials under the name noonanstudio.

“Originally from Metro Detroit, Jeremy received his BFA in Crafts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is inspired by the philosophies rooted in Arts and Crafts, Modernism, and Folk Art. Travel, photography, music, architecture, graphic design, technology, and traditional art practices are also influencing his creative point of view.”

You can find out more about Jeremy’s work at:

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