Visiting Artist: Jennifer Maramba

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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.

www. kapwacollective.com

To see more of Jennifer Maramba’s work: jennifermaramba.wordpress.com

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: Natural Dye Workshops

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This May we have some wonderful Natural Dye Workshops, with alternative methods for advanced students and an introductory course for beginners.

Classes fill up quickly, reserve your spot early!


Studio Time: Open House & graduation exhibition

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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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Alumni Spotlight: One Of A Kind Spring Show

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Like its Christmas season counterpart the One of a Kind Spring Show showcases North American artists, makers designers and craftsperson’s  and it has been in running since 1979.

This year it was hosted at the Direct Energy Centre at the Exhibition Place from March 26th to the 30th and in addition to bringing back some of the Christmas show makers, the spring show introduces different artists and companies. Here we found more of our Sheridan Textiles Alumni and their wonderful work. To check out the previous alumni spotlight for the OOAK show click here.



Fionna Hanna

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Fionna Hanna graduated from the program in 2013 and is part of the Contemporary Textile studio Co-op in Toronto, where she works on her line of accessories and housewares inspired by nature, Canadian life and her biology degree. check out  her website and online store here.











Alana Mcleod


2010 graduate Alana Mcleod is also a part of the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op where she creates housewares, accessories and installations inspired by the Northern Ontario landscape and her heritage, check out her work  here.











Leikey Designs


Keiley Stewart graduated the program in 2011, she creates wearable forms and colourful accessories with a multitude of mediums, check out her website and online store here.














2012 graduate Christina Obouch using various techniques creates interiors and accessory products in her home studio in Hamilton, check out her website and online store here.












MADRAD textile design


Malcom Halley  graduated from the program in 2013 and is currently a resident artist at the Harbourfront Centre where he creates a line of handmade bags, check out his website and online store here.



Visiting Artist: Jeremy Noonan (new date)

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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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Visiting Artist: Kathy Hattori

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Join us next Thursday March 6th at the textile studio, room AA04, for a talk by visiting artist Kathy Hattori, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

“Kathy Hattori is the founder and President of Botanical Colors and markets natural dyes to artisans and industrial clients seeking the beauty of the sustainable natural color palette. Ms. Hattori is a recognized authority on natural dyes and pigments and commercial applications using natural dyes and has worked in the field since 2003. She consults and advises companies on their natural dye implementation strategies and has worked with the largest natural dye houses in the United States, including Swans Island, Bollman Hat Company and Ramblers Way Farm. Her international experience includes creating a natural dye program for IUV, the largest organically certified tannery in Europe and current work in Southeast Asia with a Bluesign certified dye house implementing large scale natural dye programs. She is currently advising on the design of an eco-dyehouse in Kenya, completing a USDA grant on the feasibility of growing natural dye plants in the southeast US and developing a new natural dye knitting yarn line. She teaches and lectures about natural dyes and has written articles for the Turkey Red Journal and is sought after as a speaker about the status of natural dyes in global textile production.”

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


Visiting Artist: Cynthia Alberto

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Join us next Wednesday February 19th at the textile studio, room AA04, for a talk by visiting artist Cynthia Alberto.

“Cynthia Alberto is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City, where she studied textile surface design with a specialization in weaving. In 2007 she founded Weaving Hand a Brooklyn based studio that celebrates, embraces and promotes the sustainability of global hand weaving traditions. Cynthia has exhibited her work around the world, and was the recipient of the Dan River Weaving Award, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Peters Valley Craft Center Art Educator Scholarship, Museum of Arts and Design – Open Studio Residency. She is currently a resident artist at League Artist Natural Design (landgallery.org) in DUMBO, Brooklyn NY. ”

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